Illinois Emergency Preparedness laws & safety compliance analysis

Illinois Emergency Preparedness: What you need to know

Illinois does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for private sector workplaces in the state; therefore, private sector workplaces must comply with federal occupational safety and health standards.

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The state has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for public sector (state and local government) workplaces, and has adopted by reference the federal rules for emergency action plans in general industry (IL Admin. Code Title 56, Section 350.300)). Although Illinois has not imposed any additional legal requirements, employers should also review the preplanning guidelines contained in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 101 Life Safety and NFPA Code 1620 Recommended Practice for Pre-incident Planning.


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