On behalf of Rios Law Firm PLLC posted in workers' compensation on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

Just like workers in factories, construction sites and meat processing plants in Arizona, those who work in car washes face occupational safety hazards. Business owners in this industry are responsible for the health and safety of their employees, and compliance with the safety standards prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is essential. Along with safety standards for the general industry, car wash owners must address any potential industry-related hazards that could cause workplace injuries.

A car wash owner's responsibilities include frequent safety audits to identify potential hazards and to keep the safety plan of the business current. An example of changing risks include the introduction of new chemicals used for cleaning and polishing cars. Workers must learn about the chemical compounds of each substance to which they are exposed, the risk they pose, proper uses and safe storage requirements. Incorrect storage of chemicals can allow volatile mixtures to occur -- often with devastating consequences.