The Chicago Employment Law Blog

Safety And Health In The Workplace

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration oversees regulations related to the safety of facilities and the health of American workers, while the Illinois Department of Labor enforces the state's Health and Safety Act.

Employees have the right to safe and healthy workplace. In the event that these basic rights are not being met, consult the following resources for help:

Federal Resources:

Notice of Alleged Safety or Health Hazards (DOL) - Online form for reporting possible safety or health violations in the workplace.

Safety and Health Topics (DOL) - Searchable database of various occupations and their potential health and safety hazards.

Regulations (DOL) - Searchable database of safety and health regulations pertaining to various industries and procedures.

OSHA en Espanol (DOL)

Regional OSHA Office (DOL) - OSHA's Chicago-based Region 5 office covers Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Illinois OSHA Office Locations (DOL) - OSHA maintains five state offices in Illinois, including one in North Aurora.


State Resources:

Overview: Illinois Health and Safety Act (Il. Dept. of Labor)

Complaint Form (PDF, Il. Dept. of Labor) - Complete and file this form if you believe there is a Health and Safety Act violation at your workplace

Indoor Air Quality Program (Il. Dept. of Labor) - Links to topics such as mold, air pollution and related concerns.