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.

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Upon a disaster emergency proclamation issued by the Governor, provisions exist in Iowa rules for expediting emergency response activities relating to asbestos removal.  This includes modified provisions for ten-day notices and worker licensing.  Ten-day notices may be filed no later than the working day following the initiation of the project.  Additionally, there is an allowance for workers licensed in other states to perform asbestos work in Iowa without holding an Iowa license.  To learn more about these provisions and their requirements please see 

The Iowa Division of Labor has increased the $5,000.00 limit on wage claims.

Wage claims will now be accepted up to $6,500.00.

new rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness records to Iowa OSHA via the Federal OSHA website.  Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries must comply with thi

ELEVATOR/AMUSEMENT RIDE INSPECTOR – State of Iowa

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.