Iowa is one of 21 states operating an approved occupational safety and health program. This program is operated by the Labor Services Division.
The Division of Labor Services is responsible for about a dozen programs designed to protect the safety, health and economic security of all Iowans. Their programs protect people who ride on elevators, escalators and amusement rides. They protect anyone who enters a building with an asbestos abatement project or a public building with a boiler. They protect employees from dangers in the workplace and protect employees' rights to be paid wages. They protect Iowa's children from dangers in workplaces and enhance their educational experiences.
The Division enforces safety in the workplace, provides consultation to employers on occupational safety health compliance and maintains statistical information of workers' illness and injuries.
Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
State Consultation Program
Employers can learn about potential hazards at their worksites and improve their occupational safety and health management systems by using the free consultation services. This service is delivered by the State of Iowa using well-trained professional staff. Most consultations take place on-site, though limited services away from the worksite are available. This program is completely separate from the IOSH Enforcement staff, no citations are issued or penalties proposed, and it is confidential.