Authorized OSHA Trainers in Iowa
There is no official certification to teach most OSHA training classes in Iowa. However, you must make certain that your on site OSHA 10 or 30-hour training class is conducted by a trainer who is officially authorized to conduct these OSHA courses. The trainer must first complete a series of OSHA trainer classes provided by one of the OSHA Education centers located around the country. You can confirm their status as a currently authorized OSHA Outreach trainer by asking to look at their credentials proving they completed the following trainer courses.
Construction industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 510 course, followed by the OSHA 500 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour construction training in Iowa and anywhere else in the USA and territories for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour construction training in Iowa and elsewhere. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for construction, they must complete the OSHA 502 trainer update course every four years.
General industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 511 course, followed by the OSHA 501 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour general industry training in Iowa and anywhere else in the USA and territories for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour general industry training in Iowa and elsewhere. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for general industry, they must complete the OSHA 503 trainer update course every four years.
Be assured that our trainers who conduct on-site OSHA training classes in Iowa are authorized OSHA Outreach trainers. Scroll down to see links to all of the on site OSHA training classes we conduct listed below.
Online OSHA 10 and 30-hour Training Courses Accepted in Iowa
There are also OSHA-authorized online 10 and 30-hour training courses available for construction and general industry. However, you must pay close attention, as only those course providers that are specifically authorized to provide these courses can issue trainees the official DOL / OSHA 10 or 30-hour wallet cards. There are plenty of imitators out there who use deceptive fine print and “too good to be true” pricing to sell you a course that is not OSHA authorized. You can rest assured that the 10 and 30-hour online OSHA training courses offered on our website are authorized by OSHA, and are accepted in Iowa as well as all other states and US territories.
Regulation of OSHA Workplace Safety & Health in Iowa
The State of Iowa OSHA Program (IOSHA) regulates OSHA training in most workplaces (public and private) within IA. The Iowa Division of Labor Services, Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed by the Iowa Legislature and signed by the Governor on April 20, 1972. On July 20, 1973, the Assistant Secretary published a notice granting initial approval of the Iowa Plan as a developmental plan. On September 14, 1976, the Assistant Secretary certified that Iowa had satisfactorily completed all development steps. The Iowa plan was granted final approval on July 2, 1985.
OSHA Training Regulations and Standards
Iowa has a limited number of state-specific standards. A list of these standards is provided below, and they can be viewed on the IOSHA website.
IOSHA Administrative Rules (875)
- Chapter 29 – Sanitation and Shelter Rules for Railroad Employees
- Chapter 110 – Hazardous Chemical Risks Right to Know – General Provisions
- Chapter 130 – Community Right to Know
- Chapter 140 – Public Safety/Emergency Response Right to Know
- Chapter 155 – Asbestos Removal and Encapsulation
Iowa OSHA follows federal OSHA’s compliance letters (CPLs), memos, instructions, and directives as guidelines to provide assistance to compliance officers, employers and employees on the enforcement of OSHA standards. Most federal CPLs are adopted by Iowa OSHA. A listing of CPLs that have been developed and adopted by Iowa OSHA as “equally effective as” federal OSHA can be found on the IOSHA website.
Links to federal OSHA training requirements for construction and general industry are available below on this page.
The Iowa State Plan applies to all public and private sector places of employment in the State with the exception of private sector maritime activities; marine terminals; longshoring; federal government-owned, contractor-operated military/munitions facilities; bridge construction projects spanning the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers between Iowa and other states; federal government employers and employees; and the United States Postal Service; which are subject to Federal OSHA jurisdiction. The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration exercises jurisdiction with respect to field sanitation and temporary labor camps.
Iowa OSHA Information
Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement is responsible for the enforcement of Iowa’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards.
Iowa Division of Labor Services
1000 E Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 242-5870 or 1-800-562-4692
The OSHA National Emergency Hotline Telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA.
Occupational Fatality Data for Iowa (2020)
(1) – Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Iowa OSHA Training Resources
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Disclaimer: This information was obtained from the Federal OSHA website. OSHA Training Services Inc. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond our control. Contact Iowa state OSHA program staff directly to verify important information regarding OSHA training in Iowa.