About the Arizona Mine Inspector:

The Arizona Mine Inspector is in charge of inspecting the safety and conditions of mines in the state to ensure the safety of the mine workers and the general public.

The Basics of the Arizona Mine Inspector:

The Arizona Mine Inspector is in charge of inspecting the safety and conditions of mines in the state to ensure the safety of the mine workers and the general public. The Mine Inspector is required to inspect underground mines that employ 50 or more people every three months and all other mines at least once a year.

Detailed Rules and Responsibilities of the Arizona Mine Inspector:

The Arizona Mine Inspector is in charge of inspecting the safety and conditions of mines in the state to ensure the safety of the mine workers and the general public. The Mine Inspector is required to inspect underground mines that employ 50 or more people every three months and all other mines at least once a year. This includes inspecting the mine’s operation, conditions, safety appliances, machinery, equipment, sanitation and ventilation, as well as entrances/exits, health and safety of miners, the cause of accidents and deaths. If a mine’s operations are suspended or terminated, the inspector will determine if sufficient safety measure are being taken to protect the public before its reopening.


Additional Information

Definitions provided by Arizona State University Morrison Institute for Public Policy.