NYS Department of Labor

NYS Department of Labor

Division of Safety & Health - DOSH

Public Employee Safety & Health 


The Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau (PESH) was created in 1980 under the PESH Act to provide occupational safety and health protection to all public sector employees at the state and local level. PESH enforces all safety and health standards promulgated under the United States Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Public sector employers include State, County, Town, Village governments, Public Authorities, School Districts, Paid and Volunteer Fire Departments. PESH responds to fatalities or multiple hospitalizations of public employees, complaints from public employees or their representatives, and also conducts programmed inspections of public employer work sites, and provides technical assistance during times of a statewide emergency.

Albany-Schoharie and Greene Counties: 518-457-5545

Binghamton-Delaware and Otsego Counties: 607-721-8211




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