By Craig B. Simonsen

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently enhanced its public, online enforcement database. The DOL website includes various features, including map displays of inspection and violation data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Also available is the ability to view individual inspection records and the enforcement history of a particular company or mine.

As with any public government database, it may be worth-while for companies to review the information being published by the DOL, incase of discrepancies or irregularities. The database may also be useful in corporate due diligence activities.  The website is found at