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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.

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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.

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