How do I file a complaint with IOSHA?

Published 12/18/2007 09:32 AM   |    Updated 05/13/2009 04:15 PM

How do I file a complaint with IOSHA?

To make a complaint, you will need the following information:


  • Name, Address, and Telephone Number of Employer (Company)
  • Your relationship to the Employer (ie, employee, ex-employee, union representative, or relative of employee)
  • Description of the possible violation(s), including
    • exact location in company where it/they occur(s) (area of room, bay number, machine number, etc)
    • number of employees exposed
  • Type of Business (what the business does at that location)
  • Name of Management Official that you have talked to about your concern


Put your complaint in writing. Be sure to include your name, address, and telephone number, so we may contact you if we have any questions.  This information is kept confidential from your employer.  You may make your complaint anonymously if you are concerned about this. 


Sign your written complaint and either fax it to the Complaint Duty Officer at 317-234-4428, or mail it to:


            Indiana Department of Labor – IOSHA

            Attn: Complaint Duty Officer

            402 West Washington Street

            Room W195

            Indianapolis, IN 46204


You may also call and speak with the Complaint Duty Officer, at 317-232-2693.


Your complaint will be assessed to determine if the problems fall under IOSHA jurisdiction.  If you are an employee, representative of employees, or relative of an employee, and submitted your complaint in writing with a signature, it will be assigned to a Compliance Officer for inspection.  If you included your contact information when you filed your complaint, you will receive a copy of any safety orders (citations) issued to the company after they have been issued.


If you are an ex-employee, wish to remain anonymous, or if you do not sign your complaint, a letter will be sent to the company listing the possible violations and requiring proof of abatement.

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