About the Agency
The mission of the U. S. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is to serve as the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate and relevant.
The Assistant Commissioner for Safety, Health and Working Conditions is responsible for directing the development, planning, and conduct of statistical programs to measure and assess the safety of American workers and workplaces.
The Assistant Commissioner for Safety, Health and Working Conditions participates with the Associate Commissioner for Compensation and Working Conditions in planning, developing, and directing a comprehensive statistical program designed to yield data on a broad range of occupational safety and health subjects, including fatal work injuries and non-fatal work injuries and illnesses.
The Assistant Commissioner is responsible for developing long-range programs to ensure that detailed data collection through the program are able to meet the present and future informational needs of policy-makers and officials, the States, and industry.