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What is the difference between a formal and an informal complaint?
A formal complaint is a complaint made by a current employee or representative of an employee. Formal complaints are assigned to a Compliance Officer for inspection, and they must meet all of the following requirements:
In order to initiate a formal complaint, you must provide your name, contact information and signature. To do so, please print the IOSHA complaint form, or include the required information in a letter to IOSHA, sign the document and mail, fax and or scan and email the signed document to IOSHA:
An informal complaint can be made anonymously by anyone and does not require a signature. Informal complaints result in IOSHA contacting the company to investigate alleged hazards.
To initiate an informal complaint, you may fill out our online form. It is preferred that you include your name and phone number, in case IOSHA has more questions about the hazards, however, if you wish to remain anonymous, you may do so as well. It is important to know, that if any information is inaccurate or incomplete, IOSHA cannot proceed with the complaint process. By not providing contact information, there is a greater possibility that your complaint will not be able to be processed.
For any questions regarding the IOSHA complaint process, please call (317) 232-2693.