Comparison: State vs. Federal
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 workplace safety and health requirements by reference and has added hazard communication training provisions that are stricter than federal rules. See TABLE 1 state-specific safety training requirements.
See the national analysis TRAINING for information on the federal training requirements.
The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement administers and enforces the training rules for workplace safety and health, workplace asbestos safety and health, and hazard communication.