Division of Labor Services


OSHA Fatality/Catastrophe Reporting Requirements

Iowa’s Occupational Safety and Health Act (IOSHA) requires reporting for work-related incidents resulting in the death of an employee or in-patient hospitalization of three (3) or more employees. The employer must orally report such incidents in person or by phone within 8 hours of the incident.

Employers can call (877) 2IA-OSHA - (877) 242-6742  to make these reports. The line is available 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays. To report in person, employers can go to the Iowa Division of Labor at 1000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa. 

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