Iowa Hazard Communication laws & safety compliance analysis
Iowa Hazard Communication : What you need to know
· 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.
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· 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 recording, or videotape recording.
The training program must be available for review and approval upon inspection by IOSH. On request by IOSH, the employer must submit the written synopsis, cassette tape recording, or videotape recording used or prepared by the employer. IOSH may conduct an inspection to review an actual training program or review the employer's records of a training program.