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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Department of Labor Enforcement Database

If you are interested in labor law and looking for enforcement data, you should check out the Department of Labor’s Enforcement Database. This recently updated resource provides the public with access to enforcement data collected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the Wage and Hour Division (WHD), and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP).

Depending on the agency you select, the database will allow you to search by state or zip code, company name, violation, penalty amount, industry code, or year. However, coverage for each agency varies by year. For instance, OSHA inspection data can be searched back to 1972, but Wage and Hour Division compliance data is included back to 2007. Once you have your results, the data can be exported in Excel or PDF formats. The website has also added a map feature that allows you to view inspection and violation data from OSHA and MSHA.

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