Report a Safety Hazard

How to report

If you see a worker in immediate danger and need help, call us at 1-800-423-7233  right away.

When reporting, you can:

  • Call 1-800-423-7233.
  • Fill out a DOSH Complaint Form and:
    • Submit the form to our secure file upload. You can also use this link to send us photos, videos, documents, and all other supporting information along with your form. 
    • Mail or Fax it to your local L&I office

NOTE: To fill out this form using a smartphone or tablet, you may need the free Adobe Fill and Sign app available for Apple iOS and Android.  

You may choose to remain anonymous when reporting or, if you provide your name and contact information, you can request confidentiality.

Your contact information helps ensure we can follow up with you should we need additional information. It also allow us to inform you of any action taken as a result of your report.

Whether you work in an office, hospital, restaurant, sawmill, orchard, or at a construction site, you and all other employees in Washington State have the right to a safe and healthy workplace.

In addition, you also have a right to:

  • participate in a DOSH inspection;
  • participate in your company's safety committee;
  • know how to work safely around hazardous chemicals;
  • refuse dangerous work when certain conditions are met;
  • have limited access to injury, illness, and exposure records;
  • be protected from discrimination resulting from exercising your rights; and
  • file a complaint about workplace safety or health hazards with the Department of Labor & Industries, Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH).

Note: Federal employees and employees working for tribal employers on tribal lands are covered by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

We can also investigate to determine if you have been discriminated against for exercising this right.

An alternative to reporting

Before reporting to L&I, you can choose ask your employer, supervisor or manager, safety committee, or union representative to fix the problem.

What to expect after you report

Once L&I receives a report, we will review the information and determine the appropriate action.

We will inform you of any action taken if we have your contact information.

When an inspection occurs, you may request a copy of inspection results.