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.
Partnering for Workplace Safety and Health
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.
Forms & Publications
News & Events
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.
Safety violations in fatal trench collapse result in major fine for Kent contractor
TUMWATER — A Kent contractor is facing more than $400,000 in fines for safety violations that led to the death of a construction worker last September in Renton. Surjit Gill, 36, was killed when the dirt walls of the trench he was working in collapsed and buried him.
Dollar Tree discounts worker safety at two Tacoma stores
TUMWATER — A company with a long history of safety issues is facing nearly $55,000 in new fines for knowingly and repeatedly violating safety rules at two of its Washington state stores.