Nominate someone awesome!

We are seeking nominations for the AZASSP Chapter Safety Professional of the Year and the Executive of the Year. If you know someone that should be recognized for their efforts in Safety and Health for the past year, please submit the linked nomination. This is an opportunity to recognize a colleague you know who has gone above and beyond for the advancement of the safety profession or providing employees a safe and healthy workplace. It’s a way to thank your company leadership for their commitment to protecting workers. Please reach out to nominations@az.assp.org if you have any questions about the process. We are more than happy to assist with the required paperwork.

New Director Appointed at ADOSH

From the Industrial Commission of Arizona press release:

The Industrial Commission of Arizona is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Norton as the new Director for the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH). Mark has been serving as an Assistant Director for ADOSH since November 2021, and brings a wealth of experience to his new role.

Mark began working at ADOSH in 1987 as a compliance officer. Over the years, he has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to workplace safety and health. From 2002 to 2010, Mark served as the Voluntary Protection Program Coordinator for ADOSH, where he played a pivotal role in promoting VPP and enhancing workplace safety standards across the state.

Additionally, Mark’s contributions extend beyond Arizona, serving as an Instructor at the University of California San Diego OSHA Training Institute. His expertise and dedication to occupational safety and health education have positively impacted countless individuals and organizations.

In his new role Director Norton will continue to prioritize the well-being of Arizona’s workforce, working collaboratively with labor organizations, businesses, and government agencies to ensure safe and healthy workplaces throughout the state.

Federal OSHA Updates

Final Rulemaking has been passed and will to into effect on 1/1/2024, for certain highly hazardous industries, to report additional information on an annual basis.

Federal OSHA has submitted a proposed rule to clarify, in the construction industry, the requirement that employee PPE properly fit the employee. This language is already in place for the General Industry and Maritime Industry regulations.

Federal OSHA has announced a National Emphasis Program (NEP) for the Warehousing Industry & Distribution Centers.

New ADOSH State Emphasis Program

ADOSH Announces State Emphasis Program to Combat Heat Illness and Injury in the Workplace – this Emphasis program is focused on specific highly hazardous industries for heat exposure. Below is the ICA press release, which has a link to the program details. You can find the Heat Stress State Emphasis Program here and FAQs regarding the new SEP here.

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Getting a Certification?

Examination Reimbursement for Recent Certification Completion

Our newly approved reimbursement program is intended to promote an education path that will lead to, or support, employment in the fields of environmental, safety, occupational health, risk management, or industrial hygiene. 

Instructions: Download the application and return to the Awards, Honors, Nominations, and Elections Chair by to be considered for reimbursement. Due to the budget constraints, the AZ ASSP Chapter reserves to the right to limit the number of reimbursements.

Contact: Brandon Wiseman if you have questions.