Iowa Division of Labor

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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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October 31st & November 1st, 2019, join occupational safety and health professionals from around Iowa and the surrounding region for educational breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and inspiring conversations about protecting workers and promoting worker health.

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ELEVATOR SAFETY BOARD

Meeting Minutes

May 30, 2019

I.        Call to order

Chairperson Kris Kesterson called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room at 150 Des Moines Street, Des Moines, Iowa.

II.        Roll call

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:

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