The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health to Recognize National Safety Stand-Down, June 2-6

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The mission of the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) is dedicated to the protection of employee life, health, safety and welfare. As a government agency which enforces the laws related to safety and health, ADOSH will be encouraging employers and employees across the state to participate in National Safety Stand-Down on June 2-6.

A safety stand-down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about "fall hazards" and to reinforce the importance of "fall prevention."

Companies are encouraged to conduct a safety stand-down by stopping work and providing a focused discussion on a safety topic such as ladder safety, fall protection equipment or scaffolds safety. The purpose is to provide information to workers about hazards, protective methods, and the company's safety policies, goals and expectations. Employers are encouraged to plan a stand-down meeting at a day and time that works best for their workplace anytime during the week of June 2-6.

“Companies who participate in national safety stand-down week show their dedication to the safety of their employees,” said Jessie Atencio, assistant director and consultation and training program manager for ADOSH.

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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 or call (602) 542-5795. 

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