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The Indiana Occupational Safety Standards Commission (IOSSC) is a commission created by the legislature to promulgate, modify or revoke safety and health standards in Indiana and to hear and determine applications for temporary and permanent variances from those standards.  The members of the Indiana Occupational Safety Standards Commission are appointed by the Governor.

Members of the IOSSC

  • Russ Yearwood, Agriculture Industry 
  • Raymond Mezzetta, Management
  • Ray Graham, Management
  • Ronald Simko, Labor
  • Robert McCreary, Labor
  • F. Jay Mummey, Labor
  • Pamela A. Colwell, Public
  • Mark Steinhofer, Public
  • Grant Porter, Public

The Commission is authorized under Indiana Code 22-8-1.1, the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Act, specifically beginning at Indiana Code 22-8-1.1-7.  The rules and procedures are found in Title 620 of the Indiana Administrative Code.  Indiana Occupational Safety Standards Commission agendas are published on the Indiana Department of Labor's Public Event Calendar.

Contact the Indiana Occupational Safety Standards Commission

Indiana Occupational Safety Standards Commission
Indiana Department of Labor
402 West Washington Street, Room W195
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

If you have questions about the IOSSC, please contact Connie Nalley at (317) 232-2691 or cnalley@dol.in.gov

Requesting a Temporary or Permanent Variance

Any employer, or class of employers, desiring a variance from a standard, or portion thereof, authorized by Indiana Code 22-8-1.1-19.1 for a temporary variance or Indiana Code 22-8-1.1-20.1 for a permanent variance, may file the application provided below.

Application for Temporary or Permanent Variance

Completed applications may be sent by mail to the Indiana Department of Labor at the following address:

Indiana Department of Labor
402 West Washington Street, Room W195
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Please contact Connie Nalley at (317) 232-2691 or cnalley@dol.in.gov with questions regarding this application.

Rules Promulgated 2013

Rules Promulgated 2012

Rules Promulgated 2010

Rules Promulgated 2009

Rules Promulgated 2008

Rules Promugated in 2006 and 2007