Illinois does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Consequently, federal occupational safety and health standards govern private sector workplaces in the state.
The state has adopted by reference the federal safety and health standards for injury and illness recordkeeping and maintenance of medical records in public sector (state, county, and local government facilities, volunteer fire departments, and school districts) workplaces (56 IL Admin. Code 350.230).
Reporting fatalities and multiple hospitalizations. The federal requirements for reporting fatalities and multiple hospitalizations have also been adopted by reference for public sector employers. Such employers should contact the Illinois Department of Labor/Division of Safety Inspection and Education concerning workplace fatalities and multiple hospitalizations.
The U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces federal workplace safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces. The Illinois Department of Labor/Division of Safety Inspection and Education administers safety and health rules for public sector workplaces.