ADOSH inspection program focuses on heat-related illness, injury
July 25, 2023
The State of Arizona is implementing a state emphasis program to increase workplace inspections for high-exposure industries like construction and agriculture, aiming to reduce heat-related illnesses and injuries. Employers in outdoor or non-cooled workspaces should pay special attention to heat safety measures, including providing water, rest, shaded areas, and heat safety training for workers. Monitoring weather conditions and ensuring informed supervisors are also crucial. Employers can submit plans to ADOSH to reduce the risk of heat-related illness and injuries. Compliance can prevent reduced productivity, workplace shutdowns, and significant fines from ADOSH.