Occupational Health & Safety


Enforcement

  • Washington State Patrol Cites Trucker in Skagit River Bridge Collapse

    Driver William D.W. Scott

    Driver William D.W. Scott's truck was permitted to carry a load no taller than 15 feet, 9 inches, but his load, a metal casing, measured 15 feet, 11 inches. The load struck 11 of the bridge's sway braces as the truck crossed the bridge.

  • HSE Sounds Alarm About Construction Hazards

    HSE

    The agency's inspectors served more than 200 stop work notices during a month-long inspection initiative. The most common failure they found was employers' not providing basic safety measures for employees working at height -- 42 percent of all enforcement notices served cited this.


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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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