The Division of Safety and Health is one of five divisions within the Worker Protection Bureau. We make keeping New York’s workforce safe our number one priority. The Safety and Health umbrella includes nine Programs. We also offer safety and health information and assistance to employers and employees.
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NY HERO Act
The NY HERO Act is intended to prevent current and future occupational exposure to airborne infectious diseases at workplaces throughout New York state.
New Legislation In Effect January 2022
Elevator Licensing Information
Effective January 1, 2022, new legislation requires businesses and occupations that engage in design, construction, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, service, and repair of elevators and other conveyances to be licensed by the New York State Department of Labor.
Construction Industry Fatality Registry Law
New reporting requirements are in effect in relation to workplace fatalities in the construction industry.
Health & Safety Programs
Resources, Codes, Trainings, Forms and Publications
The Division of Safety & Health oversees several industry boards and councils.