Directorate of Enforcement Programs
Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP)
     Thomas Galassi, Director
     Patrick Kapust, Deputy Director

The Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP) supports OSHA's mission of enforcing standards. Through policy vehicles such as Directives and Interpretations, DEP provides guidance on how Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) enforce OSHA standards and how employers are expected to comply with OSHA standards. DEP provides enforcement policy and compliance guidance in the areas of general industry, agriculture, maritime, federal agencies, and in health areas of all industries, including construction. DEP also provides guidance on the application of the general duty clause, section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act, as well as OSHA standards in 29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1928 and portions of 1926 and 1960. DEP monitors Inspection Data and Statistics to identify trends in industry. DEP works closely with the Directorate of Standards and Guidance and other OSHA directorates in the development of new information and ways of protecting workers from safety and health hazards.


DEP Program Offices

The Directorate is divided into program offices that are responsible for each of the areas discussed above. These offices are:

Additional Directorate staff members provide guidance and administrative support to the director and the program offices.


DEP Contact Information:

Thomas Galassi, Director
Patrick Kapust, Deputy Director


Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP)
U.S. Dept. of Labor, OSHA
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-3119
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-2100 Phone
(202) 693-1681 FAX (10 pages maximum please)

DEP Program Offices:

  • Office of Chemical Process Safety and Enforcement Initiatives
    Mary Lynn, Director
    U.S. Dept. of Labor, OSHA
    200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-3119
    Washington, DC 20210
    (202) 693-2341

  • Office of Federal Agency Programs
    Francis Yebesi, Director
    U.S. Dept. of Labor, OSHA
    200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-3622
    Washington, DC 20210
    (202) 693-2122

  • Office of General Industry and Agricultural Enforcement
    Arthur Buchanan, Director
    U.S. Dept. of Labor, OSHA
    200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-3119
    Washington, DC 20210
    (202) 693-1850

  • Office of Health Enforcement
    Dionne Williams, Director
    U.S. Dept. of Labor, OSHA
    200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-3119
    Washington, DC 20210
    (202) 693-2190

  • Office of Maritime Enforcement
    Stephen Butler, Director
    U.S. Dept. of Labor, OSHA
    200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-3610
    Washington, DC 20210
    (202) 693-2399