Arizona Enforcement laws & safety compliance analysis

Arizona Enforcement : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arizona has adopted the federal workplace safety and health rules for general industry by reference and added additional criminal penalties that are stricter than federal criminal penalties.

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Administration and enforcement. ADOSH administers and enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules. ADOT and DPS administer and enforce the hazardous materials transportation rules as they apply to motor carriers.

Requirements

TABLE 1: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS

TABLE 2: VIOLATIONS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION LAWS

DISCUSSION

TABLE 1: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS
Prohibited Act Penalty
OSHA: Violation causes death to an employee Criminal:AZ Rev. Stat. 23-418:A class 6 felony for first offense; class 5 felony for subsequent offenses
OSHA: Knowingly give advance notice of an ADOSH inspection Criminal:AZ Rev. Stat. 23-418:A class 2 misdemeanor, up to 120 days and/or $750
OSHA: Knowingly make a false statement, representation, or certification in a report, plan, or other document Criminal:AZ Rev. Stat. 23-418:A class 2 misdemeanor
OSHA: Willful or repeated violation causing employee permanent disability or death covered by workers' compensation Criminal:AZ Rev. Stat. 23-418.01:$25,000 in addition to other levied penalties under AZ Rev. Stat. 23-418
TABLE 2: VIOLATIONS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION LAWS
Prohibited Act Penalty
Hazardous materials motor carriers: Violation of traffic and vehicle regulations or regulations regarding driving under the influence while operating a motor vehicle transporting a hazardous material, substance or waste that requires placarding Criminal:AZ Rev. Stat. 28-1523A class 2 misdemeanor unless the violation is classified by law as a class 1 misdemeanor or a ...

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