Welcome to Iowa Department of Labor

Welcome to the Iowa Division of Labor

Michael A. Mauro
Labor Commissioner

The Iowa Division of Labor protects the safety, health and economic security of Iowans. Our programs protect people who ride on elevators, escalators and amusement rides. We protect the people who are in a building with a boiler or a pressure vessel, or an asbestos abatement project. We protect employees from dangers in the workplace and protect the right of an employee to be paid.  We protect Iowa's children from dangers in workplaces, and limit their hours of work so they can focus on education.


Recent Announcements

Full Listing of Announcements

The Iowa Occupational Safety & Health Advisory Council is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 45th Annual Iowa Governor's Safety & Health Conference on November 3 - 4, 2016 at Prairie Meadows Conference Center.

The conference will feature speakers who will be sharing their expertise, exhibitors and their cutting edge offerings, and networking with hundreds of safety professionals in the state of Iowa.


Meeting Minutes

June 8, 2016

I.            Call to order

Chairperson Kris Kesterson called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.  The meeting was held in the Capitol View Conference Room at 1000 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa.

II.           Roll call

Mem.bers present:       Kris Kesterson, Chairperson, Kathleen Uehling, Justin Carleton, Wayne Sims, Kerry Dixon, Marvin Schumacher (Via phone) and Peggy Vandenberg

Effective June 1, 2015 local school officials and IowaWORKS offices will no longer issue work permits.  The Guide to Completing Child Labor Application/Work Permit provides instructions for the new process for the new Child Labor Application/Work Permit.