Iowa Hazard Communication regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Iowa Hazard Communication: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 29 USC 651 to 678, and regulations at 29 CFR 1910.1200

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Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Act, Code of Iowa (IA Code) 88.1 et seq., and regulations at Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 875-3.22(88,89B)

Hazardous Chemicals Risks Right to Know Act, IA Code 89B.1 et seq., and regulations at IAC 875-110.1(88,89B) to 875-110.6(88,89B)

Training: IAC 875-3.22

Regulatory Agency

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.

State Requirements


IAC 875-3.22

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 ...

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