Statement on OSHA Proposal to Revoke Arizona’s Authority to Enforce Regulations
The Department of Labor Occupational Safety Administration (OSHA) has announced a proposal to revoke Arizona’s occupational health and safety plan, and bring the state under federal standards. OSHA says the state’s own standards have fallen short of federal requirements.
“Safety is the top priority for Arizona State Building and Construction Trades Council members,” said Aaron Butler, president of AZBTC. “The affiliated unions work with signatory contractors to make sure that OSHA regulations are followed, and that at the end of the day, workers come home to their families. Whether it’s state or federal oversight, the most important thing is that the regulations are enforced to protect workers.”