Governing Law and Regulations
Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Program, Alaska Statutes (AS) 18.60.010 et seq. and regulations at 8 Alaska Administrative Code (AAC) 61.010 et seq.
Covered employers: AS 18.60.105
Antidiscrimination, inspections, citations, and confidentiality of trade secrets: AS 18.60.055 to 18.60.099
Safety and loss control program for self-insured employers: 8 AAC 46.020
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DLWD) Division of Labor Standards and Safety Occupational Safety and Health Section (AKOSH)
DLWD Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Alaska is a "state-plan" state, which means it has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. State law governs occupational safety and health in both the public and private sector workplaces, except for domestic employment and mines. Alaska has adopted most of the federal safety and health standards by reference and has added several state-specific requirements that are stricter for confined spaces, electrical systems, hazard communication, reporting of employee injuries that result in hospitalization, lockout/tagout, personal protective equipment (PPE), and a written safety and loss control plan for self-insured employers.
· Administration and enforcement. AKOSH administers and enforces safety and health requirements in private and public sector workplaces. DWC administers the workers' compensation safety and health plan requirements.
AKOSH ORGANIZATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
AKOSH protects workers from occupational hazards by regulating employers through its occupational ...