Iowa Division of Labor
The Iowa Division of Labor protects the safety, health and economic security of Iowans. Its programs protect people who ride on elevators, escalators and amusement rides. It also protects the people who are in a building with a boiler or a pressure vessel, or an asbestos abatement project. It protects employees from dangers in the workplace and the right of an employee to be paid. It protects Iowa's children from dangers in workplaces and limits their hours of work so they can focus on education.
Information on safety and health in Iowa workplaces. The staff at Iowa OSHA is devoted to preventing illnesses and injuries at workplaces. Prevention is not just good for workers and their families; it also helps reduce workers' compensation and related expenses for employers. Iowa OSHA works closely with federal OSHA so workplace safety and health standards are very similar from state to state. The links below provide more information about the methods we use to reduce illnesses and injuries in Iowa.