(820 ILCS 220/2.1)
(from 820 ILCS 220/2, in part)
Complaint inspection procedures.
(a) Any employees or representatives of employees who believe that a
violation of a safety or health standard exists or that an imminent
danger exists, may request an inspection by submitting a written
complaint to the Director of Labor or his or her authorized representative
setting forth with reasonable particularity the grounds for the complaint,
and signed by the employees or representative of employees.
(b) If the Director of Labor or the Director's authorized representative determines there are no reasonable grounds to believe that a violation or danger exists, he or she shall notify the employees or representatives of the employees in writing of such determination.
(c) If, upon receipt of such complaint, the Director of Labor or his or her authorized representative determines there are reasonable grounds to believe that such violation or danger exists, he or she shall make a special inspection of the workplace in accordance with the provisions of this Act as soon as practicable, to determine if such violation or danger exists.
(d) A copy of the
complaint shall be provided the employer or his or her agent by the
Director of Labor or his or her authorized representative at the
time of inspection, except that, upon the request of the person making
such complaint, his name and the name of individual employees referred
to therein, shall not appear in such copy or on any record published,
released, or made available by the Director of Labor or his or her authorized
(e) Nonformal complaints shall be handled by an authorized representative of the Director of Labor and, based upon the severity and legitimacy of the complaint, the authorized representative of the Director of Labor shall either schedule a complaint inspection or issue a letter to the public employer stating the concern.
(Source: P.A. 94-477, eff. 1-1-06.)