Grey Mitchell, Director

The Wage and Hour Administration enforces and administers Alaska labor laws to ensure that workers are justly compensated for their labors and safeguarded from unfair or unscrupulous practices. This includes enforcement of minimum wages and overtime regulations, child labor laws, “right to return” transportation, public contract laws, and responsibility for the administration and licensing of private employment agencies.

The Mechanical Inspection Section provides protection through inspection and certification of amusement rides, boiler and pressure vessels, and elevators. The section also inspects electrical and plumbing installations and issues certificates of fitness to persons performing electrical and plumbing work to ensure the competency of persons performing such work.

The Occupational Safety and Health Section aims to protect Alaska workers from industrial accidents and job-related illness through the enforcement of state and federal standards, and by training employers and employees to follow safe and healthful work practices. The section also administers certification programs for asbestos abatement, hazardous painting, and explosives handlers to assure this work is done safely.

The Alaska Safety Advisory Council promotes health and safety issues with a focus on workplaces in Alaska and organizes the annual Governor's Safety and Health Conference.

 
To Contact the Wage and Hour Administration:

 
Juneau
Anchorage
Fairbanks
Phone:
Fax:
(907) 465-4842
(907) 465-3584
(907) 269-4900
(907) 269-4915
(907) 451-2886
(907) 451-2885
 
To Contact the Mechanical Inspection Section:

 
Juneau
Anchorage
Fairbanks
Phone:
Fax:
(907) 465-4871
(907) 465-3584
(907) 269-4925
(907) 269-4932
(907) 451-2894
(907) 374-3702
 
To Contact the Occupational Safety and Health Section:

 
Juneau
Anchorage
Fairbanks
Phone:
Fax:
(907) 465-4855
(907) 465-6012
(907) 269-4940
(907) 269-4950
(907) 451-2888
(907) 451-2885
 
To Contact the Director's Office:

Phone:
Fax:
(907) 465-4855
(907) 465-6012
1111 W. 8th St. Rm 304, PO Box 111149
Juneau, Alaska 99811-1149