The Safety, Inspection, and Education Division (SEID) is part of the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL). The main IDOL-SEID office is located in Springfield, Illinois.
IDOL-SEID covers all state and local government workers in the state. OSHA maintains jurisdiction over all private sector workplaces; federal agencies; maritime employers (e.g., shipyards, marine terminals, longshoring); military facilities; Indian sovereignty workplaces; and the United States Postal Service.
IDOL-SEID has adopted most OSHA standards that would relate to state and local government sector employer operations identically, but has a unique Recordkeeping standard.
Illinois has a unique standard in the following:
IDOL-SEID compliance is responsible for the enforcement of IDOL-SEID safety and health standards. The IDOL-SEID Field Operations Manual (FOM) provides guidance for the enforcement program. Compliance officers inspect workplaces for hazardous conditions and issue citations where violations of IDOL-SEID regulations are found. Inspections may be the result of: regular scheduling, imminent danger reports, fatalities, worker complaints, or referrals. More information on enforcement in Illinois can be found on the Illinois State Plan website.
IDOL-SEID offers voluntary and cooperative programs focused on reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. IDOL-SEID also offers on-site consultation services which help employers - both private sector and state and local government - comply with IDOL-SEID or OSHA standards and identify and correct potential safety and health hazards. For more information on these programs, please visit the Illinois State Plan website.
IDOL-SEID management personnel conduct informal conferences in an effort to resolve contested cases. IDOL administrative law judges hear and rule on appeals from citations, notifications and penalties issued by IDOL-SEID's enforcement unit.
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