(PHOENIX – Feb. 5, 2016) – Representatives from state safety and health organizations from around the country are gathering in Phoenix on Feb. 9-10 for the second of four annual planned meetings of the Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Association (OSHSPA) and Federal OSHA held each year. Hosted by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) and held at the Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and discuss the issues surrounding the health and safety of the country’s workplace employees.
Welcomed to the Phoenix area by Bill Warren, ADOSH Director, attendees will hear remarks from Dale L. Schultz, Chairman, Industrial Commission of Arizona, David Michaels Ph.D., MPH, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA OSHSPA and Jim Krueger, OSHSPA Chair.
OSHSPA is an organization of 27 states and territories that have OSHA-approved state plans. OSHSPA representatives meet four times a year to exchange information and address shared concerns. They also appear before congressional committees and other hearings to report on workplace safety and health matters.
This is the second time that Arizona has hosted this meeting.
The ADOSH mission is to ensure the “protection of life, health, safety and welfare of Arizona’s most valuable assets.” According to Warren, “ADOSH and our colleagues at the other state agencies are at the forefront of occupational safety and health measures in our communities. We are pleased to host this important meeting and to share with our colleagues in this valuable learning experience.”
Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) operates under an approved plan with the U.S. Department of Labor to retain jurisdiction over occupational safety and health issues within Arizona, excluding mining operations, Indian Reservations, and federal employees. This jurisdiction encompasses approximately 2.1 million employees and 130,000 public and private establishments. For more information on ADOSH, Consultation Partnership Programs and the Industrial Commission of Arizona, please visit http://www.ica.state.az.us/ or call (602) 542-5795.