Alaska Safety Plans laws & safety compliance analysis

Alaska Safety Plans: What you need to know

There are currently no federal OSHA requirements for a written safety and health program. Alaska has adopted this federal position on written safety and health programs. 

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Alaska does have written safety and health program requirements for employers who self-insure for workers' compensation liability. These employers are required to document their safety/loss control program as part of the application/renewal process.

Employers who wish to initially self-insure or renew their self-insured status for workers' compensation liability are required to submit a detailed outline of their safety/loss control program as part of the application process (8 AAC 46.010). Since 8 AAC 46.010 does not specify what the minimum requirements of a safety/loss control program are, affected employers are encouraged to follow industry best practices.

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