Safety & Health
Most workplace deaths, injuries and work-related illnesses are preventable. Working together, employers, workers and L&I help keep workers safe and healthy.
These training materials provide basic awareness education on the subjects they cover.
Learn how to find and fix hazards and build your required safety program
This information can help strengthen your workplace safety program and prevent costly injuries and illnesses.
SHARP (Safety & Health Assessment & Research for Prevention) is a workplace safety and health research and prevention program within Washington State’s Department of Labor & Industries (L&I).
Washington’s support of protecting worker safety and health goes as far back as the state constitution. Learn the differences between OSHA, WISHA, and DOSH.
Employers need to prepare their workers for hot temperatures through planning, training, and other measures.
Forms & Publications
News & Events
Irrigation district put workers at risk in dangerous trench, now facing substantial fines
TUMWATER — For the second time in a year, a South Central Washington irrigation district is facing stiff fines for not protecting workers from the dangers of trenching.
175 violations lead to one of the largest worker safety fines in state history for King County business
TUMWATER — Three confidential complaints from an employee of a King County business have resulted in 175 safety and health violations and a $2 million fine from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I).
Washington honors 129 at Worker Memorial Day ceremony
TUMWATER — A firefighter who died after years of chemical exposure on the job, a construction worker buried by a trench collapse, a security guard killed when a vehicle crashed through his booth, and a home healthcare worker who was shot and killed by the grandson of his patient are among the 129 workers being honored at the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) 2023 Worker Memorial Day Ceremony.
Outdoor workers would gain increased protection from heat exposure in proposed rule update
A new proposal this week to update Washington’s permanent heat rules would increase protections for agricultural, construction, and other workers exposed to dangerous outdoor temperatures on the job.