- Initial Approval: September 01, 2009 (74 FR 45114)
The Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Division (Illinois OSHA) is part of the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL). The main office is located in Springfield.
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
Illinois OSHA has adopted all OSHA standards in 29 CFR Parts 1910 (general industry), 1915 (shipyards), and 1926 (construction). In addition, Illinois OSHA has a unique recordkeeping rule that is applicable to all state and local government employers in Illinois.
Illinois OSHA is responsible for the enforcement of occupational safety and health standards and its compliance officers inspect workplaces. Citations are issued where violations of standards are identified. 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.
Voluntary and Cooperative Programs
The Illinois On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program offers voluntary and cooperative programs for private sector and state and local government employers focused on reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. The program also offers on-site consultation services which help employers – both state and local government and private – comply with OSHA standards and identify and correct potential safety and health hazards. For more information, please visit the Illinois State Plan website.
Conferences and Appeals
Illinois OSHA personnel conduct informal conferences in an effort to resolve contested cases. IDOL administrative law judges hear and rule on contests to citations, notifications, and penalties issued by Illinois OSHA. For more information, please visit the Illinois State Plan website.
- Jane Flanagan, Acting Director
- Lincoln Tower Plaza, 524 South 2nd Street, Suite 400
- Springfield, Illinois 62701
- 160 N. LaSalle Street, C-1300
- Chicago, Illinois 60601
- Erik Kambarian, Acting Division Manager
- (217) 782-9386
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.