Tag: Arizona

OSHA Reopens Comment on Arizona Plan Approval

On August 12, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a limited reopening of comment on the agency’s proposed revocation of approval for Arizona’s workplace safety and health program (87 Federal Register (FR) 50025). The federal agency also postponed a public hearing on the issue. On April 21, the agency proposed revoking its final […]

Navajo Nation Sees Relief in Lawsuit Over Navigable Waters Definition

New Mexico is known as the “Land of Enchantment,” but it is also a state without a lot of bodies of water. When the Trump administration changed the “navigable waters” definition to include only waters that flowed year-round, both New Mexico and Arizona were particularly hard hit, as the majority of their waterways don’t have […]

Fall protection, PPE

OSHA Will Not Reconsider Arizona State Plan Over Fall Protection Conflicts

OSHA will no longer pursue reconsideration of Arizona’s occupational safety and health program, the agency announced in a July 26 Federal Register (FR) notice (84 FR 35989). OSHA had proposed pulling its approval of the state program over a state fall protection statute that failed to align with federal standards.