The Department of Labor is divided into units which provide services direct to the public or in support of other divisions which provide services. You may access information from these divisions by clicking on the specific division title below.
Administrative Services Brochure (tri-fold)
This division provides administrative support and handles the business functions of the Agency. Areas of responsibility include communications, finance and accounting, human resources, purchasing, research, agency legal services, legislative affairs and constituent services, information technology and data processing services, mail and reception. A representative of administration is assigned to the Tulsa office. This individual represents the Commissioner of Labor in the northeastern part of the state. The Tulsa office also has staff members representing most Labor Department divisions
This division is responsible for ensuring asbestos abatement projects are accomplished safely and in accordance with the law. This division also administers an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant program to manage asbestos hazards in schools.
This unit is responsible for enforcement of Oklahoma's Child Labor statutes.
This unit handles licensing for private employment agencies (where fees are paid by the employee rather than the employer), persons who conduct activities relating to asbestos, most welders, weld test facilities and weld inspectors.
The Public Employee Occupational Safety & Health (PEOSH) Unit provides consultation and enforcement services to public sector employers to protect public employees from workplace accidents and injuries.
Funded partially by a federal OSHA grant, the Safety Pays® Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) Consultation Division provides free, confidential, voluntary and non-punitive safety and health consultation services to private sector employers in the state. Employers must request this service and invite the Consultation program into their workplace.
The Safety Standards Division is staffed with inspectors located geographically around the state. This division regulates the installation, operation and maintenance of boilers, pressure vessels, hot water heaters, amusement rides and elevators. The division also regulates welding practices. Safety Standard's mission is to help ensure the safety of both our workforce and the general public.
The Statistical Research Analysis Unit is responsible for conducting occupational safety and health surveys in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Incident and research information is provided to assist safety officials with their safety programs.
This unit is responsible for processing all wage claims under the Labor Department's jurisdiction.
This unit ensures that all employers comply with the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Act by providing appropriate coverage for their employees. Labor Compliance Officers provide employers with copies of the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Act and are responsible for citing employers found to be in non-compliance with the Act.