More Information about OSHA-Accepted Training for Illinois
Illinois does not officially require OSHA training, as some states do, but they are one of about two dozen states that has created their own plan under the Federal OSHA standards and in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor. This means that Illinois has more control over their plan.
If you’re a worker in Illinois, you still might be required by your employer to take OSHA training, so check with them about any requirements or recommendations they might have. OSHA worker safety training may also be required in Hazardous Material handling, and we do have Hazwoper courses available online through this website.
If you’d like to see more information about Illinois worker safety regulations and requirements, check out their website at http://www.illinois.gov/idol/Laws-Rules/safety/Pages/healthsafetyact.aspx
If you’re an employer in Illinois, you might want to consider their OSHA Consultation program. They will visit your site and suggest ways that you can be compliant (they may recommend OSHA safety training), and then, if you’re willing to follow their recommendations they have the authority to recommend that the Federal OSHA give you a 2-year exemption from inspections. That right there is worth considering participation. You can find more information here: http://illinoisosha.com/participate.htm.
Looking for OSHA Offices in Illinois? Check out our Illinois OSHA resources page.