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Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH)

  • The Partnership program provides an opportunity for a large, diversified employer or a group of employers to work cooperatively with AKOSH to improve workplace safety and health performance.  Acceptance into a partnership by AKOSH is an achievement that will require significant ongoing efforts.  The goals of partnership are varied and may include
    • Reduce accidents and related costs
    • Increase productivity with less down-time & improved employee morale
    • Improved industry focus on causes of workplace accidents
    • Reduce worker’s compensation costs and reportable injuries
    • Establish teamwork and ongoing commitment between AKOSH, the employer and employees to achieve safety and health goals
  • Low priority programmed enforcement inspections. Certain sites may qualify for a one year deferral from random enforcement inspections.

Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)

  • Promote effective worksite-based safety and health performance. In VPP, management, labor, and AKOSH establish cooperative relationships at workplaces to implement a comprehensive safety and health management system.
  • Approval in VPP provides official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health.

Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)

  • Recognition as a model for worksite safety and health. The SHARP program recognizes small employers who operate an exemplary safety and health management system. Acceptance into SHARP by AKOSH is an achievement that will single you out among your business peers as a model for worksite safety and health.
    • Reduce accidents and related costs
    • Increase productivity with less down-time & improved employee morale.
  • Exemption from programmed enforcement inspections. Upon receiving SHARP recognition, your worksite will be exempt from programmed enforcement inspections during the period that your SHARP certification is valid.

 Construction Health and Safety Excellence Program (CHASE)

 

  • In Alaska, construction presents unique safety and health challenges compared to almost any other industry. Construction companies in Alaska experience an extremely high rate of injury. The hazards are innumerable and the consequences are often catastrophic.
  • The CHASE Program was created to provide a partnership between licensed Alaskan contractors and AKOSH to take a proactive approach in reducing these injuries, illnesses and fatalities within the construction industry in our great state.
  • The CHASE Program is unique to Alaska!

 

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