Dying at Work: How Arizona Fails to Protect Workers on the job
Arizona’s worker-safety program is supposed to protect the welfare of 3 million employees, but a year-long investigation by The Arizona Republic has found that during Gov. Doug Ducey’s eight years in office, the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health was more concerned with the growth and profitability of Arizona's companies and failed to hold them accountable for safety measures. During the same period, unannounced inspections and financial penalties plummeted.
“It strikes me as unusual that the board doesn’t have their own authority to hire their executive and then hold that person accountable,” said John Pelissero, a senior scholar in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
John Pelissero, senior scholar, government ethics, quoted by The Arizona Republic, featured in AZCentral, USA Today, and Yahoo Sports.