The University of Arizona received a grant of $3 million from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. This is to finance a study of the chemical hazards faced by workers in auto repair shops and beauty parlors. While most people would associate an industrial accident with a large manufacturing plant, hazardous chemicals in small businesses can also cause incidents with severe consequences.
Many workplace injuries in Arizona are avoidable. Typically, employers can reduce workers' compensation claims by carefully complying with federal and state safety regulations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the top five injuries that lead to claims can happen in any industry.