Welcome to Iowa Department of Labor

Welcome to the Iowa Division of Labor

Michael A. Mauro
Labor Commissioner

Welcome to our new web site! Our goal is to make our site easier for you to use.

If you have bookmarks to our old site, you will need to update them with the location of your favorite information on our new site.

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


November 5 - 6, 2015


The Meadows Events & Conference Center
Prairie Meadows
1 Prairie Meadows Drive
Altoona, IA 50009


Early bird registration deadline:  October 12, 2015
Hotel registration deadline:  October 16, 2015

Register for the 44th Annual Iowa Governor's Safety & Health Conference

Iowa adopted the ASME A17.3 code that requires limited upgrades to older elevators.  On September 22, 2015, a seminar on A17.3 will be held in Des Moines.  The training will cover A17.3 as it is being implemented in Iowa.  The seminar has been approved for .8 CEUs (8 hours).   Seating is limited, so register early.

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.