Arizona prides itself on the diligence and ingenuity of its workforce. But, when it comes to workplace safety, how do the state's employers compare with those of other states and the nation as a whole?
The short answer, according to the Industrial Commission of Arizona and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, is relatively safe. During the 2013-14 fiscal year, employees in Arizona filed 94,611 workers' compensation claims. This number is down 3 percent from the previous year and 5 percent from two years earlier.