Comparison: State vs. Federal
Indiana is a “state-plan” state; that is, it has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Consequently, both public and private sector employers are governed by state workplace safety and health rules.
The state rules for agency inspections of employer workplaces mirror federal rules. State agencies are also permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state hazardous materials transportation regulations.
See the TABLE for state agency hazardous materials motor carrier inspection requirements.
Indiana Department of Labor’s Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Division (IOSHA) conducts workplace inspections and enforces the federal safety and health inspection requirements at all workplaces in Indiana. Indiana State Police (ISP) enforces the hazardous materials regulations as they apply to motor carriers.