Governing Law and Regulations
Arizona Industrial Commission Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The state has adopted the federal workplace safety and health rules for general industry by reference. Arizona is a "state plan" state; that is, it has its own federally approved occupational safety and health program. Consequently, AOSHA governs workplace safety and health in both the public and private sectors. Only domestic employees working at the employer's residence are excluded. For information on the federal requirements, see the national sections HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD, MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET, and OSHA.
• Administration and enforcement. ADOSH administers and enforces occupational safety and health requirements in public and private sector workplaces.
CONSULTATION AND TRAINING
Free on-site consultation and assistance is available to Arizona employers in identifying and correcting specific hazards, as well as developing and implementing injury and illness prevention programs and training and education services. These services are completely separate from ADOSH's enforcement arm, and ADOSH ensures employers that their name, firm name, and any other information about their workplace will not be routinely addressed to the ADOSH inspection staff.
VOLUNTARY PROTECTION PROGRAM (VPP)
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