Governor Proclaims June is Safety Month in Alaska
June 1, 2018
JUNEAU, Alaska — Governor Bill Walker has proclaimed June as Safety Month in Alaska to coincide with the National Safety Council (NSC)’s National Safety Month. The national council set this year’s Safety Month theme as “No 1 Gets Hurt” as part of their efforts to promote the prevention of deaths and injuries at work, in homes, communities, and on the road system.
Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH) uses training, consultation, and enforcement activities to reduce occupational fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. This year, the NSC is offering four downloadable resources that highlight a different safety topic for each week in June. AKOSH is offering two training events focused on challenges specific to Alaska.
As part of Safety Month, resources and training are available to the public. Employers and workers are encouraged to review the resources and attend the training classes offered by AKOSH.
- Week 1: Emergency Preparedness
- Week 2: Wellness
- Week 3: Falls
- Week 4: Driving
- June 20, 2018 – Safety Seminar
- Whistleblower Protection
- Opioid Training
- Benefits of Workers Compensation
- June 21, 2018 - Excavation Training
- Commonly Cited Hazards
For more information about the AKOSH trainings, please contact Training Coordinator Elaine Banda at Elaine.Banda@alaska.gov. For information about workplace safety and health standards, contact AKOSH at 800-646-4972 or (907) 269-4955.