Take Three: One Year After Hurricane Sandy

DOL's Hurricane Sandy Recovery and Rebuilding Efforts by the Numbers

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • Conducted more than 1,600 outreach briefings benefitting more than 41,000 workers; nearly 10,000 were non-English-speaking workers
  • Protected more than 21,000 workers through more than 3,100 field interventions
  • Removed nearly 8,000 workers from hazardous conditions
  • Awarded $1.2 million in safety training grants benefitting small employers and vulnerable workers

Employment & Training Administration (ETA)

  • Issued $70.3 million in National Emergency Grants helping impacted communities
  • Provided $14.3 million in Disaster Unemployment Assistance to nearly 13,000 workers

Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

  • Protected the wages of thousands of workers involved in the recovery and rebuilding efforts by educating employers, government and non-profit organizations about wage and hour laws
  • Conducted 120 investigations and secured more than $700,000 in back wages for more than 1,400 workers

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

  • Ensured thousands of workers had an equal opportunity for jobs in recovery and rebuilding efforts by providing assistance to businesses awarded federal contracts so that non-discrimination and affirmative action plans were in place