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The following is a greeting given in one of the 20 indigenous languages recognized by the State of Alaska.

Ade' ndadz dengit'a?
(Deg Xinag)
"Hello, how are you?"

Labor Standards and Safety Division

The Department of Labor and Workforce Development encourages the public to avoid visiting state offices in person and to contact the agency by telephone when possible. Until further notice, division offices continue to be open to the public for those individuals for whom telephonic contact is not an option.

Joseph Knowles, Director

The mission of Labor Standards and Safety is to ensure safe and legal working conditions. This mission is accomplished through occupational safety and health law enforcement, training, and consultation; electrical and mechanical code compliance inspection and training certification; and wage and child labor law enforcement and training.

Programs

Alaska Occupational Safety and Health 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 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 section is also the central DOL&WD agency responsible for contractor registration enforcement in Alaska.

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 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.

Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Offices:
 
Juneau
Anchorage
Fairbanks
Phone:
Fax:
(907) 465-4855
(907) 465-3584
(907) 269-4940
(907) 269-4950
(907) 451-2888
(907) 451-2885
Email:
 
Mechanical Inspection Section Offices:
 
Anchorage
Phone:
Fax:
(907) 269-4925
(907) 269-4932
Email:
 
Wage and Hour Administration Offices:
 
Juneau
Anchorage
Fairbanks
Phone:
Fax:
(907) 465-4842
(907) 465-3584
(907) 269-4900
(907) 269-4915
(907) 451-2886
(907) 451-2885
Email:

statewide.wagehour@alaska.gov

 
To Contact the Director's Office:
Phone:
Fax:
(907) 269-4961
(907) 269-4932
1251 Muldoon Road, Suite 113
Anchorage, AK 99504