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Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement
Extension for Crane Operator Certification:
The U.S. Department of Labor extended the deadline for new crane
operator certification and training rules until November 10,
2017. The Iowa Labor Commissioner has proposed to adopt
the same new deadlines. For instructions on how to comment
on the Iowa proposal,
Changes to recordkeeping and reporting regulations:
Effective January 14, 2015, an employer must report a workplace
illness or injury that results in death, hospitalization,
amputation, or the loss of an eye. Some employers who were
required to keep OSHA 300 logs will be relieved of that
requirement, and other employers who were exempt from OSHA 300
log requirements will lose their exemption. These changes
are a result of actions taken by the U.S. Department of Labor.
To view detailed information on the federal website,
click here. To view the text of Iowa's new rules,
Protecting Workers from Ebola: For
resources on protecting employees from the Ebola virus,
Changes to OSHA Hazard Communication
Standard: Businesses that use,
transport, and sale hazardous chemicals will be impacted by new
hazard communication requirements. Deadlines for
implementing the changes range from December 1, 2013, to June 1,
Click here for deadline details.
For more information about the hazard communication changes,
contact the Iowa OSHA Consultation
and Education Bureau at 515-281-7629.
Iowa OSHA enforces 29 CFR 1910, 1926 and 1928
as adopted by reference by the Division of Labor. This agency investigates
safety and health complaints in construction and general industry,
fatalities/catastrophes and performs general scheduled inspections.
For information on how to file a complaint, call 1-800-562-4692 or
515-242-5870 or click on File an OSHA Complaint below.
For information on
non-enforcement advice on safety and health issues and on-site evaluations,
click here - Iowa OSHA Consultation.
The Compliance Assistance Specialist is available to
answer your questions regarding recordkeeping, OSHA regulations,
Partnerships and Alliances, and is a resource for safety and health
assistance. They are available to provide outreach and training on
OSHA topics at seminars, safety meetings and conferences.
Iowa OSHA follows federal OSHA's Compliance
Letters (CPL's), Memos, Instructions and Directives as guidelines to provide
assistance to compliance officers, employers and employees on the
enforcement of OSHA standards. Most federal CPL's are adopted by Iowa
OSHA; click here for the CPL's that have been
developed and adopted by Iowa OSHA as "equally effective as" written
For answers to questions about workplace safety
regulation and enforcement, contact us at (515) 242-5870 or:
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