Indiana OSHA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Act (IOSH Act), Indiana Code (IC) 22-8-1.1 et seq., and regulations at 610 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 9-1-1 to 9-3-1 and 620 IAC 1-1-1et seq.

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Covered employers:

Private and public sector: IC 22-8-1.1-1 and 610 IAC 9-2-2

Regulatory Agencies

Indiana Department of Labor (DOL) Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA)

Indiana Department of Homeland Security

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana is a "state plan" state, which means that it has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Act (IOSH Act) governs all employers in the public and private sectors. Indiana has adopted the federal workplace safety and health standards by reference, and added a requirement for trenching in construction that is stricter than federal rules. See the national section OSHA for more information.

Administration and enforcement. IOSHA's Industrial Safety unit enforces workplace safety requirements in the commercial, agricultural, industrial, and government sectors. IOSHA's Industrial Hygiene unit conducts workplace inspections to evaluate employee exposure to atmospheric contaminants and chemical, biological, physical, and ergonomic hazards.

State Requirements


DOL's IOSHA protects workers from occupational hazards by regulating employers through its occupational safety and health rules. Indiana has adopted the federal safety and health rules by reference.

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State Requirements

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