Welcome to Iowa Department of Labor

Welcome to the Iowa Division of Labor

Rod A. Roberts
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.


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In 2019 the Iowa legislature amended the child labor chapter to include additional “exceptions” from its requirements. Beginning July 1, the following are generally not required to comply with Iowa child labor law:


Performs technical work in the inspection of elevators, amusement rides, escalators, moving walks, lifts, dumbwaiters and related equipment to insure compliance with state safety laws and regulations; performs related work as required.

Iowa's Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board has a vacancy for representative of boiler and pressure vessel manufacturers.  The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board meets at least quarterly in Des Moines. 

To apply for a board appointment visit https://openup.iowa.gov/register/.

Questions can be answered by calling Jim Borwey at 515-725-5607.

Elevator/Amusement Ride Inspector

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and Selective Requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list.