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Iowa Inspections : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Iowa has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program and regulates safety and health in private and public sector workplaces. The state rules for agency inspections of the workplace mirror federal rules. The state has adopted the federal safety and health requirements for self-inspections by reference.

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Iowa state agencies are permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state workplace safety regulations.

See the TABLE for state agency safety inspection requirements.

See the national INSPECTIONS regulatory analysis for the federal inspection requirements.

The Division of Labor’s Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement (IOSH) administers and enforces occupational safety and health requirements in Iowa.

State Requirements
TABLE: AGENCY INSPECTIONS—SAFETY
Item Frequency
AsbestosIowa Code 88B.3 At least once a year, during an actual asbestos project, the IOSH must conduct an on-site inspection of each permittee’s procedures for removing and encapsulating asbestos.

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