Arizona Right to Know/ Hazard Communication laws & HR compliance analysis

Arizona Right to Know/ Hazard Communication: What you need to know

Hazard communication standards, or worker “right-to-know” laws, regulate how information about workplace chemical hazards is communicated to employees. As with most workplace health and safety standards, state worker right-to-know laws have developed in large part according to standards adopted under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). There is additional information and a detailed discussion of the federal regulations.
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Arizona has received federal approval for its occupational safety and health regulatory program and has adopted the federal OSH Act standards, including the federal Hazard Communication Standard (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 23-401et seq.; AZ Admin. Code Rules R20-5-601et seq.). The state law covers all private businesses and public sector (government offices and operations) workplaces and is administered and enforced by the Arizona Industrial Commission. The state's worker right-to-know law is identical to the federal standard.

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