Arizona Inspections laws & safety compliance analysis

Arizona Inspections : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Arizona state agencies are permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state safety and hazardous materials motor carrier regulations. See TABLE 1 for state agency safety inspection requirements and TABLE 2 for state agency hazardous materials motor carrier inspection requirements.

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For additional information about the federal rules, see the national section INSPECTIONS.

Arizona’s workplace self-inspection requirements follow the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules. The state requirements for agency inspections of a workplace mirror federal requirements, with additional agency inspection requirements for sand and gravel operations.

The Arizona Industrial Commission’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) administers and enforces occupational safety and health inspection requirements in public and private sector workplaces.

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Department of Public Safety administer and enforce the hazardous materials transportation motor carrier regulations in Arizona.

State Requirements
Item Frequency
Sand and Gravel OperationsArizona Revised Statutes (AZ Rev. Stat.) 23-408 An ADOSH inspector must inspect any operation that mixes rock, sand, gravel, or similar materials with water and cement or asphalt every 6 months.
Item Frequency
Hazardous materials—Motor carriersAZ Rev. Stat. 28-5204 The ADOT may audit records and inspect vehicles transporting hazardous materials, hazardous wastes, and hazardous substances required to be placarded under U.S. DOT regulations.

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