It is the mission of the Illinois Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (IL OSHA) to ensure safe and healthy working conditions by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education, and assistance to employers and employees throughout Illinois.
Occupational safety and health standards enforcement for employers in Illinois is a shared responsibility between the U.S. Department of Labor (federal OSHA) and the Illinois Department of Labor (IL OSHA).
Federal OSHA, an Administration under the U.S. Department of Labor, covers all private sector workplaces; federal agencies; maritime employers; military facilities; Native American sovereignty workplaces; and the United States Postal Service.
IL OSHA, a Division of the Illinois Department of Labor, covers all state and local government workplaces. Illinois operates as a state-plan state and IL OSHA must adopt standards that are at least as effective as federal OSHA standards.
The Illinois On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program helps Illinois businesses meet federal OSHA health and safety regulations, and also provides assistance to state and local government employers. Our FREE consultation process is completely voluntary and primarily targeted for small and medium sized businesses.
Laws and Rules Enforced
Report a Fatality, Inpatient Hospitalization, Amputation, or Loss of an Eye
Submit a Complaint About Unsafe Working Conditions
State and local government employees can report unsafe working conditions by completing a form or submitting a complaint online.
Submit a Discrimination Complaint for Exercising Your Workplace Safety Rights
State and local government employees can report discrimination by completing the form below.
Notices and Posters
Free Safety & Health Consultation Services
Statement of Federal Financial Support
In compliance with the Stevens Amendment, IL OSHA is partially funded by two federal grants.
The 23(g) State Plan is funded by a federal grant which constitutes fifty percent of the overall budget. Fifty percent is financed by State funds.
The 21(d) On-Site Consultation Cooperative Agreement is funded by a federal grant which constitutes ninety percent of the overall budget. Ten percent is financed by State funds.