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Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH)
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. The Consultation and Training Section provides assistance to employers in a non-threatening environment to identify and eliminate serious workplace hazards. In addition to worksite inspections and training, AKOSH certifies training courses for asbestos abatement workers, explosive handlers and persons who apply hazardous paint.
Consultation and Training - 1-800-656-4972
Employers can request on-site training to fit specific needs of their companies by filling out and submitting the online request sheet. These trainings are confidential and are cost-free evaluations of the worksite. Assistance with eliminating and reducing workplace hazards are the main benefits of these consultation trainings. Please fill out the Consultation and Training Services Request Formand send it to any of the options below:
Alaska Occupational Safety and Health
Consultation and Training
3301 Eagle Street, Rm 305
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Fax: (907) 269-4950
Anchorage e-mail - Anchorage.LSS-OSH@alaska.gov
Juneau e-mail - Juneau.LSS-OSH@alaska.gov
Outstanding Performance Programs
Youth Safety Programs
Enforcement - 1-800-770-4940
To register a workplace safety or health complaint, call 1-800-770-4940. Complaints that involve conditions where workers are exposed to imminent serious injury or death are the highest priority.
Occupational accidents that result in the death or overnight hospitalization of one or more employees must be reported to AKOSH within 8 hours. Immediately report accidents to:
- 1-800-770-4940 or (907)269-4940 (8 am to 5 pm M-F; AK time)
- 1-800-321-6742 (After 5 pm 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 1-800-770-4940 or 907-269-4940.
Fatalities in Alaska
The log listed below 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.
Fatalgram Log (PDF)