Occupational Health & Safety


Enforcement

  • OSHA Wins SeaWorld Case

    The appeals court

    The 2-1 decision by a panel of three judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejects SeaWorld of Florida LLC’s challenge of a general duty clause violation following the death of killer whale trainer Dawn Brancheau in February 2010.

  • Michigan PSC Gets New Safety Digging Enforcement Authority

    The New York State Public Service Commission is another agency participating in the nationwide effort to recognize April as Dig Safely Month.

    A state law that took effect April 1 conferred that authority and also established a new complaint process. April is "Dig Safely Month," when state authorities remind excavators, contractors, and homeowners to call 811 before digging.


News & Articles


Videos

  • Labor Department Centennial Video

    You would be amazed to learn what you never knew you never knew about the history of the U.S. Department of Labor. Spend just six minutes with this fantastic 2014 video, produced in conjunction with our centennial, to discover how the department was created, meet all the labor secretaries, get a glimpse of our legislative history, and appreciate the many and important things we do for workers across the nation.

  • School Bus Safety

    Lt. Ray Robinson and Trooper John McFarland of the Tennessee Highway Patrol discuss school bus safety inspections and also the critical incident response team’s response to serious school bus accidents in this new video from the highway patrol.

  • Cleaning the Jack Beal Murals in the Frances Perkins Building

    This U.S. Department of Labor video posted in June 2012 shows art restoration experts cleaning on large murals that have decorated the lobby of the DOL headquarters building in Washington, D.C., since the late 1970s. They depict the history of work in America up until that time.


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