Comparison: State vs. Federal
Iowa is a “state plan” state; that is, it has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Private and public sector employers are subject to state workplace safety and health requirements. The state has adopted the federal injury and illness recordkeeping requirements by reference and has adopted stricter than federal requirements for hazard communication training recordkeeping.
Iowa’s Labor Services Division has specific recordkeeping requirements for each asbestos project. An “asbestos project” is defined as any activity involving the removal or encapsulation of friable asbestos materials or other releases of asbestos such as in the use of hand-operated or power-operated tools that may produce or release asbestos fibers or any other alteration of nonfriable asbestos-containing material.
See the TABLE for state-specific asbestos and safety requirements.
See the national RECORDKEEPING analysis for more information on federal recordkeeping requirements.
The Division of Labor’s Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement (IOSH) administers and enforces the occupational safety and health recordkeeping requirements and the state requirements concerning asbestos project recordkeeping.