Services provided by the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Section (AKOSH) are focused on reducing occupational fatalities, injuries and illnesses. Reducing workplace accidents can have a significant impact on the high cost of doing business in the state.
The Enforcement Section performs inspections based on complaints and targeted programs and issues monetary citations for serious violations of standards. In addition to worksite inspections Enforcement certifies training courses for asbestos abatement workers, explosive handlers and persons who apply hazardous paint.
The Consultation and Training Section provides free and confidential assistance to help employers recognize, evaluate workplace hazards. Consultants do no issue citations or penalties. Employer can request on-site visits and training to fit the specific needs of their company.
Consultation and Training - (800) 656-4972
Feb. 23, 2021 - Podcast #3
Occupational Health & Safety Manager Elaine Banda discusses
Consultation and Training services provided by the State for small businesses. Hosted by Jason Caputo.
Employers can request on-site evaluation visits and/or training to fit specific needs of their companies by filling out and submitting the online request sheet. These visits and/or trainings are confidential and visits include cost-free evaluations of the worksite. Assistance with eliminating and reducing workplace hazards are the main benefits of these consultation trainings.
To register a workplace safety or health complaint, call (800) 770-4940. Complaints that involve conditions where workers are exposed to imminent serious injury or death are the highest priority.
Occupational accidents that result in death, inpatient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of eye involving one or more employees must be reported to AKOSH within 8 hours. Immediately report accidents to:
(800) 770-4940 or (907) 269-4940 ( 8 am to 4:30 pm with lunch at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, M - F, AK Time)
(800) 321-6742 (After 4:30 p.m. or on weekends and holiday)
AKOSH Review Board
An employer may challenge the validity of citations or penalties through the AKOSH Review Board. For more information and a list of the hearing decisions, go to: OSH Review Board and Hearing Decisions.
Employees who make a workplace safety or health complaint are protected from employer retaliation. AKOSH investigates complaints and pursues appropriate corrective action. For more information and assistance, contact the Discrimination Officer at (800) 770-4940 or (907) 269-4940.
Fatalities in Alaska
The Fatalgram Log provides public notices of workplace fatalities occurring under AKOSH jurisdiction. These notices are designed to assist employees and businesses with similar working conditions in an effort to learn from the accident and reduce injuries and fatalities in the workplace.