The Industrial Commission of Arizona



The Industrial Commission of Arizona 

The Industrial Commission of Arizona administers and enforces state laws relating to the protection of life, health, safety, and welfare of Arizona's employees. Including laws relating to workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, payment of wages, and child labor

The above statement is from the industrial commission's web site, and I want to emphasize that their job is to ADMINISTRATE and ENFORCE state laws. If you are not familiar with them, you should be. Whether you are an employer or employee, you need to know who these folks are and what they do, also, more importantly, how then they help you.

The Industrial Commission of Arizona provides information and resources for; Employers, Employees, Insurers, and Medical Providers.

They  administrate and enforce state laws concerning;  

  • Workers' compensation
  • Occupation Safety and health
  • Payment of wages
  • Child labor

Phoenix Office
800 W Washington St
Phoenix AZ 85007
(PO Box 19070, Phoenix AZ 85005-9070)

Phone: (602) 542-5795
Toll-Free: (855) 268-5251
FAX: (602) 542-1614 

Tucson Office
2675 East Broadway
Tucson AZ 85716

Phone: (520) 628-5478
Toll-Free: (855) 268-5251
FAX: (520) 322-8008

The Industrial Commission of Arizona Divisions:

Administrative Law Division- The Industrial Commission of Arizona employs judges in Phoenix and Tucson whose only job is to resolve matters in dispute, concerning worker's compensation, child labor, and wage disputes.

ADOSH Arizona Division of Safety and Health- Arizona is one of the states that have our own OSHA compliance program, in keeping with the spirit of Arizona's self-reliance and independent thinking. ADOSH administrates and enforces OSHA regulations in Arizona and is the only such a program that has its own independent body the Industrial Commission, that reviews the appropriateness of ADOSH’s penalty proposals. * See "When, why and how to report a safety violation to ADOSH" See "who is ADOSH and why does it matter to you"

Claims Division- Arizona is a no-fault state, which means that any employee injured on the job will receive medical attention no matter who is at fault. The claims division's job is to make sure that workers receive the benefits they are entitled to under the law.

Labor Department - This is the division that both employers and employees should know very well. The Labor Department instigates cases concerning wages, earned sick time pay, minimum wage, and youth labor. Take some time to get to know them. (see  "whom to turn to when your employer has done you wrong")

Legal Division- The legal division divided into three parts; legal, compliance, and collections. You might consider them the muscle of the Industrial Commission of Arizona, and if you are an employer, make sure you never get on the wrong side of these folks by following the law.

Medical Resource Office - These folks oversee the process of use of medical treatment guidelines as well as Physicians' fees and Pharmaceutical Fee schedules. Probably not the department roofers and contractors will be working with, but still good to know.

Special Funds Division- One of the things I like about Arizona, and one of the reasons I keep paying for a ROC license, though I don't need one anymore is the recovery fund (see "the Arizona recovery fund" ). The Industrial Commission of Arizona has a similar fund called the "special fund" which is a "trust fund" created in 1969 to fund workers' compensation benefits for workers who might not otherwise receive them. Employees NEVER allow any employer to deny you medical attention if you are injured and Employers be cautious if you choose not to carry your coverage you're risking a call from the legal division. In summary, these folks will pay the claim and come after the employer who failed to carry coverage.

In this article, you learned who the Industrial Commission of Arizona is, what they do, and how they can be helpful to you. I encourage you to take some time to visit their site and get to know them better.

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