The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. Like all federal agencies, the Department of Labor (DOL) is required to disclose records requested in writing by any person. However, agencies may withhold information pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions contained in the statute. FOIA applies only to federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or by state or local government agencies.
In an effort to assist the public, below are "quick links" to specific FOIA-related information. The public may submit FOIA requests to the OSHA Requester Service Center. Please use the link below if you are unsure of how to make a FOIA request. We encourage the public to explore OSHA's and DOL's Web sites or use our search engine to see if the information you seek is already available to the public via the Web.
FOIA and Amendments:
- The Freedom of Information Act - Including: Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments, 1996
- How to make a FOIA request
- Current Year Information Frequently Requested Under the FOIA
- Archive of Frequently Requested OSHA Documents
- Construction Resource Manual
- Field Operations Manual*
- Recordkeeping Guidelines
- OSHA Technical Manual
- DOL FOIA Page
- Annual FOIA Reports
- Department of Labor FOIA Regulations, Effective June 29, 2006
- DOL Guide for Requesting FOIA Records
* Accessibility Assistance Contact OSHA's Office of Communications at (202) 693-1999 for assistance accessing PDF materials.