Alaska is one of 21 states operating an approved occupational safety and health program. This program is operated by the Division of Labor Standards and Safety.
The Occupational Safety and Health Section enforces state occupational safety and health regulations. This section provides consultative services and training to public and private sector employers and employees. The programs administered include Voluntary Protection Program (VPP); Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP); Asbestos Certification Program; Hazardous Paint Program, and the Blaster Certification Program.
All the services provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Section are focused on reducing occupational fatalities, injuries and illness, and the regulated high cost of doing business in the state. Enforcement officers, both health and safety, identify and assure correction of safety hazards in work places throughout Alaska. Consultation officers, both health and safety, assist employers in identifying and correcting hazards in the work place and in the training of their workforce. The section certifies training courses for asbestos abatement workers and persons who apply hazardous paint. The section also ensures that Explosive Handler Certificates are issued only to qualified applicants.
Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
State Consultation Program
The Occupational Safety and Health Section provides consultative services and training to public and private sector employers and employees. The programs administered include Voluntary Protection Program (VPP); Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP); Asbestos Certification Program; Hazardous Paint Program, and the Blaster Certification Program.
- State Agency Points of Contact
- Federal OSHA Resources for the Construction Industry
The Managers Handbook, A Reference for Developing a Basic Occupational Safety and Health Program for Small Businesses - This guide is published by the State of Alaska, Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Division of Labor Standards and Safety, Occupational Safety and Health. Its purpose is to help you establish and maintain an effective safety and health program. It is designed particularly for the smaller business organization.
- Interlinked Information on State Plan Standards and Policies/Directives. An OSHA system for displaying the State Plans' responses to Federal standards and directives issued after May 2006.
- Hospital e-Tool. Interactive, web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics.
- OSHA Assistance for the Residential Construction Industry. This page is maintained as a product of the Alliance between OSHA and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
- National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) OSHA Alliance. OSHA and NASF will work together to provide NASF members and others in the metal surface finishing industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect employees' health and safety.
- Inspection Procedures for the Chromium (VI) Standards (Directive number: CPL 02-02-074). The purpose of this Instruction is to provide guidelines and establish uniform inspection and compliance procedures for the occupational exposure standards for hexavalent chromium published in the Federal Register, February 28, 2006, and effective May 30, 2006. Field Operations Manual (January 2009). State status of adoption.