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Indiana State Plan

Indiana State Plan

Indiana State Plan

[Indiana State Plan Website]
  • Initial Approval: February 25, 1974
  • State Plan Certification: September 24, 1981
  • 18(e) Final Approval: September 26, 1986

The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) is part of the Indiana Department of Labor. The main office is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.


The Indiana State Plan applies to all places of employment in the state, with the exception of federal government workers, the United States Postal Service, private sector maritime activities, and certain agricultural operations (those pertaining to the field sanitation standard and temporary labor camps) which are subject to federal jurisdiction.

Unique State Plan Standards and Regulations

IOSHA adopts all OSHA standards and regulations identically.

Enforcement Programs

The Industrial Compliance Division conducts safety and health inspections in all places of employment within the State of Indiana with the exception of those covered by the Construction Safety Division. IOSHA conducts inspections in accordance with established priorities including reports of imminent dangers, fatalities and catastrophes, and complaints from workers or their representatives, and referrals from other agencies. In addition, IOSHA conducts unannounced inspections of private sector and state and local government general industry and construction employers in accordance with current enforcement program priorities. For more information, please visit the Indiana State Plan website.

Voluntary and Cooperative Programs

IOSHA offers voluntary and cooperative programs that focus on reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. IOSHA also offers on-site consultation services which help employers comply with IOSHA standards and identify and correct potential safety and health hazards. For more information on these programs, please visit the Indiana State Plan website.

Informal Conferences and Appeals

IOSHA management personnel conduct informal conferences in an effort to resolve contested cases. Cases not resolved by informal conferences are placed in contest and referred to the Indiana Board of Safety Review, an independent Administrative Review Board within the Department of Labor.

Contact Information

Indiana Department of Labor
  • 402 West Washington Street
  • Room W-195
  • Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Rick J. Ruble, Commissioner of Labor
  • (317) 232-2693
  • (317) 233-3790
  • Commissioner of Labor

Indiana OSHA (IOSHA)
  • Tim Maley, Deputy Commissioner of Labor for Indiana OSHA
  • (317) 233-3605
  • Tim Maley
  • Michelle Ellison, Deputy Commissioner for INSafe (Consultative Programs)
  • Michelle Ellison


OSHA 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 OSHA's control. Contact state program staff directly to verify important information.

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