Indiana Inspections laws & safety compliance analysis

Indiana Inspections : What you need to know

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.

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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.

State Requirements
TABLE 2: AGENCY INSPECTIONS—HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MOTOR CARRIERS
Item Frequency
Hazardous materials—Motor carriersIC 8-2.1-24-27 Inspections to determine and enforce violations under this chapter may be conducted by the state police department, agents of the department, Indiana state police motor carrier inspectors, and any other eligible law enforcement officer through the procedures established by the department.

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