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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
- Chapter 60. Safety
- Section 30. Duties of Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
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AS 18.60.030. Duties of Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development shall
- (1) study ways and means for prevention of accidents to persons on the streets and highways, in and on the water, in
aircraft usage, in homes, on the farms, at schools, in industrial and commercial plants, and in public places;
- (2) plan and execute safety programs, including educational campaigns, designed to reduce accidents in every field of
- (3) work in cooperation with official and unofficial organizations and instrumentalities in the state that are interested
in the promotion of safety so that possible resources can be marshalled and utilized to reduce the menace of accidental
death and injury;
- (4) work toward obtaining better observance and enforcement of laws governing street and highway traffic, and assist in
bringing about, wherever feasible, the application of modern engineering measures for the prevention of traffic
- (5) confer with the public agencies responsible for safeguarding the people against accidents, and especially with the
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Education and
Early Development, the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Health and Social Services, and the heads or
representatives of federal departments and agencies operating in the state particularly concerned with safety programs
and accident prevention;
- (6) establish and enforce occupational safety and health standards that prescribe requirements for safe and healthful
working conditions for all employment, including state and local government employment, and the requirements are to be
at least as effective as those requirements adopted by the United States Secretary of Labor under 29 U.S.C. 655 (Sec. 6
of P.L. 91-596);
- (7) require an employer to maintain records and submit reports to the department which records and reports are necessary
or appropriate for the enforcement of AS 18.60.010
- 18.60.105 and to maintain records and submit
reports to the United States Secretary of Labor in the same manner and to the same extent as set out in federal law and
- (8) require an employer to maintain records and submit reports appropriate for use in developing information regarding the
causes and prevention of occupational accidents and illnesses;
- (9) require an employer to make periodic inspections when necessary to carry out the record and reporting requirements of
(7) and (8) of this section;
- (10) participate in occupational safety and health programs if it finds they are necessary to meet the occupational health
and safety needs of the state;
- (11) execute on behalf of the state agreements or contracts necessary or desirable to enable the state to participate in
occupational safety and health programs, and to receive and expend funds made available for programs of the state;
- (12) annually publish a list of toxic and hazardous substances and physical agents;
- (13) maintain a current set of OSHA form 20's or equivalent information for toxic and hazardous substances and for physical
agents, and other information relevant to toxic and hazardous substances and physical agents;
- (14) assist employers, upon request, to develop employee safety education programs and to identify and obtain information
on toxic and hazardous substances and physical agents.
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