The plan identifies the Arizona Industrial Commission, Division of Occupational Safety and Health,
as the State agency designated to administer the plan throughout the State. It adopts the definition of occupational safety and health issues
expressed in 1902.2(c)(1) of this chapter. The State intends to adopt all Federal standards except those found in 29 CFR Parts 1915, 1916, 1917 and
1918 (ship repairing, shipbuilding, shipbreaking, and longshoring) and those subparts of Parts 1910 and 1926 pertaining to industries which are not
applicable to Arizona. In addition, the State intends to enforce elevator (ANSI) and boiler pressure vessel (ASME) standards for which there are no
The plan provides a description of personnel employed under a merit system; the coverage of
employees of political subdivisions; procedures for the development and promulgation of standards, including standards for the protection of employees
against new and unforeseen hazards; and procedures for the prompt restraint or elimination of imminent danger situations.
The plan includes legislation enacted by the Arizona Legislature during its 1974 legislative session
amending Title 23, Article 10 of the Arizona Revised Statutes to bring them into conformity with the requirements of Part 1902 of this chapter. Under
the legislation the Industrial Commission will have full authority to enforce and administer laws respecting the safety and health of employees in all
workplaces of the State.
The legislation is intended, among other things, to assure inspections in response to employee
complaints; give employer and employee representatives an opportunity to accompany inspectors in order to aid inspections; notification of employees
or their representatives when no compliance action is taken as a result of alleged violations; notification of employees of their protections and
obligations; protection of employees against discharge or discrimination in terms and conditions of employment; adequate safeguards to protect trade
secrets; sanctions against employers for violations of standards and orders; employer right of review to an Occupational Safety and Health Review
Board and then the courts, and employee participation in review proceedings. The plan also proposes a program of voluntary compliance by employers and
employees, including a provision for onsite consultation. The State's consultation program should not detract from its enforcement program and the
State has given assurances that it will meet the conditions set forth in the Washington Decision (38 FR 2421, January 26, 1973).
The Arizona Plan includes the following documents as of the date of approval:
The plan description documents, in two volumes.
A copy of the enabling legislation as amended and enacted by the State Legislature in its 1974
Letters from Donald G. Wiseman, Director of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health of the
Arizona Industrial Commission to Barry J. White, Associate Assistant Secretary for Regional Programs on October 15, 18, and 24, 1974 submitting
information, clarifications, and revisions on several issues raised during the review process, including proposals to be submitted to the Arizona
Legislature during its 1975 Session.
[39 FR 39038, Nov. 5, 1974, as amended at 50 FR 25571, June 20, 1985]