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Our offices are closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. 


History of the agency

The Department of Labor and Industry was established as the Labor Statistics Bureau in 1887 to protect the rights of working people through the oversight and enforcement of laws, rules, and regulations to foster safe and healthful working environments; to insure adequate pay for work performed; to assist victims of workplace injury and illness; and to license and inspect locations that use boilers and steam equipment.