Construction workers are employed in an industry that is generally considered dangerous, due to the conditions, the work being done and the heavy equipment being used by workers. Recently, several Arizona contractors and manufacturers were slapped with fines for failure to adhere to safety regulations. Failure to follow these guidelines by employers could leave an Arizona construction worker at risk for injuries sustained on the job.
ADOSH, or the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health, made a statement about these recent fines claiming, that the agency's purpose to protect workers from harm is a responsibility shared with employers. As such, it is in the best interests of employers to ensure that safety measures, equipment and training are in place for their workers. If they do not, it leaves workers more susceptible to construction accidents and injuries.