Arizona Fall Protection (Construction) laws & safety compliance analysis

Arizona Fall Protection (Construction): What you need to know


Arizona is a “state plan” state; that is, it has its own federally approved occupational safety and health program. Consequently, the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) governs workplace safety and health in both the public and private sectors. The state has adopted federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for fall protection in construction and incorporates them by reference (Arizona Administrative Code R 20-5-629).

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Federal OSHA has rejected the Arizona state-specific residential fall protection standards, and as a result, the state standards are repealed. Employers in Arizona must comply with the federal residential fall protection standards at 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M.

The ADOSH administers and enforces occupational safety and health requirements in public and private sector workplaces, including the federal residential fall protection standards.

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