The changes, announced Aug. 23, were implemented to increase public access and understanding of agency enforcement actions. The updated site includes interactive map displays of MSHA and OSHA violation data. Users can search by location and can view individual inspection records and the enforcement history of a particular company or mine.
The updated site also allows users to easily view important agency metrics; perform keyword searches; filter data by year, violations or penalties; and export search results or an entire data set into downloadable formats.
According to Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, these changes are part of the Department of Labor’s “commitment to open, transparent enforcement.”
“By making this information available and easy to use, we’re helping to ensure a level playing field for employers who follow the law,” Solis said.
Visit http://ogesdw.dol.gov to view the database.