Governing Law and Regulations
Iowa Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Division of Labor Services Iowa Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. 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 worker right-to-know requirements in their entirety and has adopted additional requirements for hazard communication training that are stricter than federal rules.
• Administration and enforcement. IOSH administers and enforces hazard communication requirements in both private and public sector workplaces in Iowa.
The employer may present the training program to the employee in any format; however, the employer must preserve a written summary and synopsis of the training, a cassette tape recording of an oral presentation, or a videotape recording of an audio-video presentation of the training, and must allow employees and their designated representatives access to the written synopsis, tape ...