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Timeline: 30 Year of IOSHA

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IOSHA Through the Years



On September 26, 2016, the Indiana Department of Labor celebrates the 30th anniversary of the final approval of the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA). Since the approval of the state plan in 1986, the division has numerous accomplishments to improve workplace safety and health for working Hoosiers – from establishing the VPP program in Indiana law to gaining recognition from the U.S. Department of Labor for its customer service efforts. In the following sections, we share IOSHA’s rich history, beginning with background on state occupational safety and health programs.

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