The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) is administered by the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA). The main office is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Arizona State Plan applies to all state and local government and private sector workplaces in the state, with the exception of federal government workers. Federal government workers (including those employed by the United States Postal Service) private sector maritime, employment on Indian Lands and areas of exclusive federal jurisdiction, copper smelters, and concrete and asphalt batch plants that are physically located within mine property, are subject to federal jurisdiction.
ADOSH has adopted all OSHA standards that would relate to state and local government workplaces. ADOSH incorporates federal standards by reference. ADOSH has identically adopted all OSHA standards and regulations applicable to state and local government workplaces. However, ADOSH developed a unique standard for agriculture.
ADOSH compliance is responsible for the enforcement of ADOSH safety and health standards. ADOSH utilizes the Field Inspection Reference Manual (FIRM) to provide guidance for its enforcement program. Compliance officers inspect workplaces for hazardous conditions and issue citations where violations of ADOSH regulations are found. Inspections may be the result of regular scheduling, imminent danger reports, fatalities, and worker complaints or referrals. More information on enforcement in Arizona can be found on the Arizona State Plan website.
ADOSH offers voluntary and cooperative programs focused on reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. ADOSH also offers on-site consultation services which help employers - both state and local government and private - comply with ADOSH or OSHA standards and identify and correct potential safety and health hazards. For more information on these programs, please visit the Arizona State Plan website.
ADOSH management personnel conduct informal conferences in an effort to resolve contested cases. The Arizona Occupational Safety and Health Administration Administrative Law Judge hears and rules on appeals from citations, notifications, and penalties issued by ADOSH's enforcement unit. For more information on these proceedings, please visit the Arizona State Plan website.
OSHA makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond OSHA's control. Contact state program staff directly to verify important information.
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