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Occupational Safety and Health

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The Office of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) provides onsite consultation services to private-sector employers in the District of Columbia. OSH assists employers in establishing and maintaining a safety and health management program that ensures, to the maximum extent possible, a safe, healthful work environment for employees.

The following free services are available:

  • Voluntary safety and health consultation visits, including training and program assistance
  • Worksite surveys in accordance with US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards
  • Technical and educational assistance/training to employees and employers, in an effort to promote safety and health standards on the job
  • Recommendations for corrective action and engineering controls to abate detected hazards
  • Follow-up visits to verify corrections of serious hazards



DC Department of Employment Services
Labor Standards Bureau
Office of Occupational Safety & Health
4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20019
Phone: (202) 671-1800
Fax: (202) 673-2380

Service Contact: 
Office of Occupational Safety & Health
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 671-1800
Contact Fax: 
(202) 673-2380
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Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm