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Illinois OSHA, Compliance 101 for Fire Departments/Districts
Published by Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts

An introductory overview of the Illinois Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (IL-OSHA). This presentation will include information on the IL-OSHA inspection process, injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting, and occupational safety and health standards applicable to fire departments.

Additionally, the presentation will describe violations commonly encountered during fire department inspections and explain IL-OSHA’s commitment to improving occupational safety and health for Illinois firefighters through outreach and education. IL-OSHA is also working on a comprehensive fire department compliance guide that should serve as a foundational resource document for Illinois fire departments.

Key points:
IL-OSHA is focused on inspecting fire departments since firefighting is a high hazard occupation.

IL-OSHA has no motivation or interest in shutting down fire departments.

IL-OSHA inspectors are not measured on how many citations or monetary penalties they recommend.

IL-OSHA inspectors will work with departments that work with them in a collaborative manner to improve employee safety.

This program is brought to you in partnership with the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board.
Please visit firesprinklerassoc.org to learn more.

Erik Kambarian
Erik Kambarian is the Downstate Enforcement Manager with the Illinois Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (IL-OSHA). In 2019, Erik retired from Godfrey Fire Protection District where he served as a volunteer firefighter, career firefighter, lieutenant, captain and fire chief. Erik has also served as the director of safety and security for a defense contractor specializing in explosive components. Mr. Kambarian has a BA in Political Science an AAS in Fire Science and...More
Originally Published
June 11, 2020

Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
  1. Illinois OSHA, Compliance 101 for Fire Departments/Districts - Video
  2. Illinois OSHA, Compliance 101 for Fire Departments/Districts - Paper

How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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