The Department of Labor is undertaking a detailed and comprehensive review of guidance documents issued by Department agencies to determine whether such guidance aligns with the law and Administration policy and otherwise serves an appropriate and useful purpose. Guidance which is outdated, superseded, invalid, unhelpful, confusing, redundant, outside the Department's appropriate role, or contrary to law or policy is being rescinded or modified. This process is ongoing and this website and agency websites reflect decisions to retain guidance to date. The Department welcomes input from the public regarding guidance that should be retained, rescinded, or modified.
The contents of these documents do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way, except as authorized by law or incorporated into a contract, cooperative agreement, or grant. These documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.
Executive Order 13891, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents, was issued by the President on October 9, 2019. To increase public access to and awareness of guidance documents, the Executive Order requires all federal agencies to establish and maintain a single, searchable, indexed database that contains links to all guidance documents.
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Petitions to Modify or Withdraw a DOL regulation may also be submitted by mail at the address below. Petitions should identify the specific guidance document by name and include your reason(s) for requesting withdrawal or modification.U.S. Department of Labor
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Provides guidance and assistance to mine operators in implementing the emergency temporary standards under Sections 75.1501(emergency evacuations) and 75.1502 (mine emergency and firefighting program of instruction).
Provides recommendations from DOL and DHHS to reduce impact of COVID-19 on businesses, workers, customers and the public
This Webpage provides guidance to Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and additional supporting links.
Web page with information on coronavirus
Compliance directives provides instructions to CSHO's for conducting inspections
Providesanswers to frequently asked questionson participating in the Delinquent Filer Voluntary Correction Program.
This instruction revises and clarifies policies and procedures for administering the OSHA Voluntary Protecction Programs (VPP) and describes agency procedurs for implementation.
Explains the Department of Labor's final rule adjusting for inflation the amounts of civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced in its regulations, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act).
Supplements the Compliance Guide for High-Voltage Longwall Regulations 30 CFR Parts 18 and 75 which explains the provisions of the regulations that apply to both new high-voltage longwall mining systems approved on and after May 10, 2002, and to previously approved systems.