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Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH)
Inspection and Citation Statistics (Various Categories)

Bill Warren, Director
Email: Comments@azdosh.gov
Phoenix Office
800 W Washington St, Phoenix AZ 85007
(PO Box 19070, Phoenix AZ 85005-9070)
Phone: (602) 542-5795
Toll Free: (855) 268-5251
FAX: (602) 542-1614
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2675 East Broadway, Tucson AZ 85716

Phone: (520) 628-5478
Toll Free: (855) 268-5251
FAX: (520) 322-8008

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FATALITY INSPECTIONS

ADOSH investigates workplace fatalities and accidents to determine if there were any safety or health standards violated which caused or contributed to an employee’s death or injury. The following table lists the total number of fatalities investigated for each two-calendar-year period, the most common causes of the fatalities, and the percentage of fatalities investigated attributed to each cause.

Calendar
Years
Fatalities
Investigated
Cause of Death (% of Total Investigated)
Struck/Crushed Falls Electrocution
2009-2010 35 46% 20% 17%
2007-2008 59 40% 42% 7%


FREQUENTLY CITED STANDARDS

The 20 standards most frequently cited by ADOSH for the 12 months ending September 30, 2010 are the ones in this table. The single standard that rises to the top here is the Hazard Communication Standard, commonly known as the "Right to Know" law.

The 20 standards most frequently cited by ADOSH
Note: 1926 indicates a violation of a construction standard, 1910 a general industry standard.
Standard Description Citations
1910.1200 Hazard Communication 338
1910.305 Wiring methods, components 209
1910.157 Portable fire extinguishers 179
1910.134 Respiratory protection 138
1910.178 Powered industrial trucks 131
1910.303 Electrical, general requirements 131
1910.212 Machine guarding, general requirements 93
1910.215 Abrasive wheel machinery 86
1926.501 Duty to have fall protection 73
1910.179 Overhead and gantry cranes 72
1910.132 PPE, general requirements 63
1910.213 Woodworking machine guarding 62
1910.1030 Bloodborne pathogens 59
1904.01 Recordkeeping 52
1910.22 Housekeeping 49
1910.219 Power transmission guarding 47
1904.32 Annual summary, 300 log 46
1926.451 Scaffolding, general requirements 46
1910.23 Floor/wall opening guarding 44
1910.37 Exit route maintenance 39


INSPECTION and CITATION STATISTICS (by calendar year)


    2007    2008    2009    2010 
Number of inspections 1,411 1,382 1,635 973
Safety inspections 1,115 966 1,082 610
Health inspections 296 416 553 363
Complaint inspections 215 298 307 310
Referral inspections 20 18 28 23
Percent in compliance 40.5% 48.4% 44.5% 33.3%
Number of citations issued 3,125 2,669 3,511 2,857
Willful citations 29 5 0 7
Serious citations 811 707 754 653
Nonserious citations 2,262 1,946 2,746 2,180