Illinois State Plan

Overview

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (IL OSHA) is part of the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL). IL OSHA has offices in Springfield, Chicago, and Marion.

Coverage

Illinois OSHA covers all state and local government workers in the state. It does not cover federal government workers. Federal government workers, including those employed by the United States Postal Service and civilian workers on military bases, are covered by OSHA. OSHA also exercises authority over private sector employers in the state and federal OSHA standards apply to these workers. A brief summary of the Illinois State Plan is included in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 29 CFR 1952.27. OSHA retains the authority to monitor the State Plan under Section 18(f) of the OSH Act.

State Plan Standards and Rules

IL OSHA has adopted all OSHA standards in 29 CFR Parts 1904, 1908, 1910, 1915, 1926, and 1977. In addition, IL OSHA has a unique recordkeeping rule that is applicable to all state and local government employers in Illinois (see Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Act and 56 Illinois Administrative Code Part 350 Health and Safety).

Enforcement Programs

IL OSHA is responsible for the enforcement of occupational safety and health standards for state and local government employers in Illinois. IL OSHA conducts inspections to determine if a violation of the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Act occurred. Inspections may be the result of program planned inspections, complaints, referrals, or reports of serious injuries or fatalities. More information can be found at osha.illinois.gov.

Voluntary and Cooperative Programs

The Illinois On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program offers voluntary and cooperative programs for private and public employers focused on reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. The program also offers free on-site consultation services to help private and public employers comply with OSHA/IL OSHA standards and identify and correct potential safety and health hazards. For more information, visit worksafe.illinois.gov.

Conferences and Appeals

At the request of an affected employer, employee or representative of employees, IL OSHA may hold an informal conference for the purpose of discussing any issues raised by an inspection, citation, notice of proposed penalty, or notice of intention to contest. Any employer to whom a citation or notice of proposed penalty has been issued may notify IL OSHA in writing that they intend to contest the citation or proposed penalty before an Administrative Law Judge. 

Contact Information

Illinois Department of Labor
  • Jane Flanagan , Director

Illinois OSHA
  • Lincoln Tower Plaza, 524 South 2nd Street, Suite 400
  • Springfield, Illinois 62701
  • Erik Kambarian, Chief
  •  (217) 782-9386

Disclaimer

OSHA makes every effort to ensure that this webpage is accurate and up-to-date; however, for the latest information please contact the State Plan directly.