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Technical Data Center

200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Room N2625 | Washington, DC 20210 | (202) 693-2350 | (202) 698-1648
Hours – 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday

Mission

To provide timely, current, and comprehensive technical information to meet the requirements of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) program activities in the National Office and the Regions.

Functions

The Technical Data Center (TDC) operations include a Technical Information Resource Center and the Docket Office.

Technical Information Resource Center – provides safety and health information to OSHA staff, other federal and state agencies and the general public, and coordinates technical safety and health information resources with OSHA national office and field staffs.

  • Serves as the Agency’s national resource for the collection and dissemination of scientific and technical information.
  • Develops and maintains an OSHA mission-oriented research library, and collaborates with other academic, medical, and federal libraries to share materials through interlibrary loans.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective interface with national and worldwide resources to obtain electronic occupational safety and health resources.

Docket Office – serves as OSHA’s central repository and dissemination center for all Agency rulemaking documents. Dockets serve as a source of current and historical information on Agency activities, including comments received from the public to inform agency decisions.

  • Assists the public with access to the public portal at Regulations.gov which is a multi-agency website that serves as an on-line clearinghouse for materials related to OSHA rulemaking and non-rulemaking activities and is OSHA's official on-line comment system.
  • Provides onsite access to information that is restricted from view on Regulations.gov (e.g., copyrighted materials), as well as access to information that does not exist in electronic format (e.g., physical docket items).
  • Receives and processes public comments submitted via fax, mail, or in-person.
  • Processes requests to authenticate docket records for litigation.
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