Comparison: State vs. Federal
Rules. Alaska is a “state-plan” state; that is, it has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program that covers private and public sector (state and local government) workplaces. Alaska’s rules for enforcement of occupational safety and health standards mirror the federal requirements, including the civil and criminal penalty structure.
Administration and enforcement.The Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Section (AKOSH), a division of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, administers and enforces workplace safety and health rules in Alaska.