Eight Civil Rights and Labor Organizations File CASPA Complaint Against Iowa OSHA
Indiana, Illinois, Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting, in partnership with several other Iowa organizations, filed a Complaint Against State Plan Administration with the Federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration this past Friday, documenting the failures of Iowa OSHA to enforce workplace safety laws during the COVID-19 pandemic. Iowa is one of a few dozen states that administer their own OSHA program, versus having the Federal government do so. As has been documented in our complaint, officials from Iowa OSHA are violating their own policies, state law and federal statutes in how they are administering Iowa's state OSHA program. Understanding that worker safety is community safety, Iowa OSHA's failure to keep workers safe is yet another contributing factor to the explosion of coronavirus infection rates across Iowa.
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