File Formats Policy

Scheduled Maintenance

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is conducting scheduled system maintenance starting Friday, February 15 at 5:00 p.m. ET through Tuesday, February 19 at 8:00 a.m. ET. Most DOL websites and web systems will be affected and unavailable to the public. The National Contact Center remains open 24 hours a day to contact Job Corps (1-800-733-5627), MSHA (1-800-746-1553), and OSHA (1-800-321-6742).

  • DOL is committed to providing information and data in formats that most people can use.
  • Many of our documents are in  the Portable Document Format (PDF) and require Adobe Acrobat. In order to view the PDF documents, you must download free software from Adobe’s website.
  • Occasionally we will use documents that use other proprietary formats (meaning they use a software that you normally would have to buy). You can download these readers for free. Please see the chart below.

Plug-ins Used on this Website

File Type Name of Viewer URL of Viewer
.mp3 Microsoft Windows Media Player

Microsoft Windows Media Player
.pdf Adobe Reader
.swf Adobe Flash Player
.wav Microsoft Windows Media Player