The Indiana State Plan applies to most private sector workplaces in the state, with a few exceptions:
1. It does not cover maritime employment, including shipyard employment, marine terminals, and longshoring.
2. Contract workers and contractor-operated facilities engaged in United States Postal Service mail operations are not included under the Indiana State Plan.
3. The enforcement of the field sanitation standard (29 CFR 1928.110) and the temporary labor camps standard (29 CFR 1910.142) is not within the scope of the Indiana State Plan for agricultural establishments where workers are engaged in "agricultural employment" as defined by the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (29 USC 1802(3)). This includes workers involved in hand packing of produce into containers, regardless of the number of workers or the location of the activity (on the ground, on a moving machine, or in a temporary packing shed). However, Indiana retains enforcement responsibility over agricultural temporary labor camps for workers engaged in egg, poultry, or red meat production, or the post-harvest processing of agricultural or horticultural commodities.
Please note that this rephrased response reflects the exceptions mentioned and clarifies that the Indiana State Plan covers most private sector workplaces in the state. For precise and up-to-date information, it is recommended to consult the official Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) website or contact IOSHA directly.
plan is designed to be at least as effective as the federal OSHA program. It incorporates many of the federal OSHA standards but also includes unique state-specific standards. HIOSH has the responsibility to enforce these standards and ensure compliance by employers.