OSHA Requirements and Training Resources for ANCHORAGE AK
Who regulates worker safety and training in Anchorage? The state of Alaska operates a State OSHA program (AKOSH). The Alaska state plan was initially approved by Federal OSHA in August 10, 1973, and was granted final state plan approval on September 28, 1984. This agency oversees most (but not all) regulations for OSHA training in Anchorage Alaska (see “jurisdiction” section below for the federal OSHA training requirements).
Authorized OSHA Trainers in Anchorage AK
There is no official certification required to teach most OSHA training classes in Anchorage AK. However, you must make certain that on site OSHA 10 or 30-hour training classes are conducted by a trainer who is officially authorized to conduct these OSHA courses. The trainer must first complete a series of OSHA trainer classes provided by one of the OSHA Education centers located around the country. You can confirm their status as a currently authorized OSHA Outreach trainer by asking to look at their credentials proving they completed the following trainer courses.
Construction industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 510 course, followed by the OSHA 500 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour construction training in Anchorage and anywhere else in the state for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour construction training in Anchorage and elsewhere in the state. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for construction, they must complete the OSHA 502 trainer update course every four years.
General industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 511 course, followed by the OSHA 501 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour general industry training in Anchorage and anywhere else in the state for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour general industry training in Anchorage and elsewhere in the state. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for general industry, they must complete the OSHA 503 trainer update course every four years.
Be assured that our trainers who conduct on-site OSHA training classes in Anchorage are authorized OSHA Outreach trainers. Scroll down to see links to all of the on site OSHA training classes we conduct listed below.
Online OSHA 10 and 30-hour Training Courses Accepted in Anchorage AK
There are also OSHA-authorized online 10 and 30-hour training courses available for construction and general industry. However, you must pay close attention, as only those course providers that are specifically authorized to provide these courses can issue trainees the official DOL / OSHA 10 or 30-hour wallet cards. There are plenty of imitators out there who use deceptive fine print and “too good to be true” pricing to sell you a course that is not OSHA authorized. You can rest assured that the 10 and 30-hour online OSHA training courses offered on our website are authorized by OSHA, and are accepted in Alaska as well as all other states and US territories.
Regulation of Workplace Safety & Health in Anchorage AK
In 1995, Alaska (AKOSH) began adopting most federal OSHA standards by reference, including those regulating OSHA training for employees working in general industry and construction. Therefore OSHA training for businesses and organizations located in Anchorage Alaska is regulated by that agency. A limited number of state-specific standards remain in effect at this time, including Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Drilling & Production. Alaska also has a logging code that is significantly different from federal OSHA’s logging standard. Alaska has adopted the federal recordkeeping and reporting requirements, except that the state requires notification when one or more employees require hospitalization. The state’s reporting requirements also provide for employers operating on a seasonal basis.
Links to see federal OSHA training requirements for construction and general industry are available below on this page.
There are two agencies that issue and enforce most workplace health and safety regulations for OSHA training in Anchorage AK. The state of Alaska exercises safety and health jurisdiction over most private sector employers in the state, and over public sector employers other than the federal government. Since Alaska has opted to have no jurisdiction in maritime industries, it has not adopted 29 CFR 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918 or 1919, or a state equivalent.
Federal OSHA exercises jurisdiction over those employers not covered by the state of Alaska, to include: maritime employers such as shipyards, floating seafood processors, and longshoring; offshore oil platforms and production facilities; certain Indian Health Service hospitals and clinics; the United States Postal Service; civilian employees of the federal government; and all private and federal sector employment within the National Parks and a series of missile defense bases.
Alaska OSHA Information
The Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Program (AKOSH) is a part of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Labor Standards and Safety Division. The head of the Department is the Commissioner of Labor. There are two main offices located in Anchorage and Juneau, and smaller offices in Fairbanks and Ketchikan.
OSHA’s national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA. the contact information for a safety consulting company that provides OSHA training in Anchorage Alaska is posted in the sidebar to the right side of this webpage.
Links to Alaska’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards and recordkeeping requirements are available on the Division of Labor Standards and Safety home page.
OSHA Training Resources
Federal / AK State OSHA Posters
OSHA Training Requirements for 1910 General Industry
OSHA Training Requirements for 1926 Construction
OSHA Training Conducted at Your Site in Anchorage AK (see below)
OSHA Training Classes conducted at your site IN ANCHORAGE ALASKA
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Disclaimer: This information was obtained from the Federal OSHA website. OSHA Training Services Inc. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond OSHA’s control. Contact OSHA program staff directly to verify important information about OSHA training requirements in Anchorage AK.