Alaska Free Printable Job Safety Law Posters Alaska It's your Right to Know - Safety and Health Protection on the Job Poster Required

The It's your Right to Know - Safety and Health Protection on the Job is a job safety law poster by the Alaska Department Of Labor and Workforce Development. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Alaska, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.

This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place and describes what actions employees can take if unsafe or unhealthful conditions exist within the workplace and what standards employers have to go by with regard to health and safety. There is also possible penalties for violations and failures to correct violations to health or safety codes within a certain period of time. Must be printed on two sheets and the pages must be taped or pasted together to form an 11" x 17" poster.


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SAFETY AND HEALTH PROTECTION ON THE JOB	 	
AL ASKA L AW AS  18.60.010 to  .105  – provides  safety  and  health  protection  for  workers  through  promotion  of  safe  and healthful  working  conditions	 	
throughout  the State.  Requirements  of  the  law  include  the  following:  	
 
 	EMPLOYERS:  	Each employer shall furnish to each 	of their	 employees, employment and a place of employment free from recognized hazards that are	 	
causing or are likely to cause death or serious harm to their  employees; and shall comply with occupational safety and health	 standards 
issued under the law.  	
 	
 	EMPLOYEES: 	Each employee shall comply with all occupational safety and health standards, rules,	 regulations and orders issued under the law	 that 	
apply to their own actions and conduct on the job.   
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development has the primary responsibility for administering the law. It issues	 	
occupational safety and health standards  and its Compliance Officers conduct job site inspections to ensure compliance with the	 law.  	
 	
 	INSPECTION:	 	The law requires that a representative of the employer and a representative authorized by the employees be given an opportuni	ty to	 	
accompany the Compliance Officer for the purpose of aiding the inspection. Pursuant to AS 18.60.087, time spent by an employe e	 	
aiding the inspection shall be considered as time worked, and the employee shall be compensated accordingly.  
Where there is no authorized employee representative, the Compliance Officer must consult with a reasonable number of employees	 	
concerning safety and health conditions in the workplace. 	
 	
 	COMPLIANCE 
COMPLAINT: 	
Employees or their representatives have the right to file a 	complaint in writing with the nearest Alaska Department of Labor and 	
Workforce Development office requesting an inspection if they believe unsafe or unhealthful conditions exist in their workplace. Their 
names will be withheld upon request.	
  	 
Employees and  their representatives have a right to call an inspector’s attention to possible violations in writing or orally.	 	 
The law provides that employees may not be discharged or discriminated against in any way for filing safety and health complaints or 
otherwis e exercising their rights under the law.  	
 	
 	DISCRIMINATION 
COMPLAINT: 	Pursuant to AS 18.60.089, an employee may not be discharged or discriminated against because they filed a complaint, institut	ed, or 	
caused to be instituted a proceeding related to the  enforcement of occupational safety and health standards, or has testified or is 
expected to testify in a proceeding relating to occupational safety and health. An employee who believes they have been discr iminated 
against may file a complaint with the near est OSHA and/or Alaska Occupational Safety and Health office within 30 days of the alleged 
discrimination.  	
 	
 	CITATION:	 	If upon inspection, the Compliance Officer believes an employer has violated the law, a citation alleging such violations wil	l be issued	 	
to the employer. Each citation will specify a time period within which the alleged violation must be corrected.   
The citation must be prominently displayed at or near the place of alleged violation for five days, or until it is corrected,  whichever is	 	
lat er, to warn employees of dangers that may exist there.  	
 	
 	PROPOSED 
PENALTY: 	
The law provides for mandatory penalties against employers of up to $7000 for each serious violation and for optional penalti	es of up	 	
to $7,000 for any other violations. Penalties  of up to $7,000 per day may be proposed for failure to correct violations within the	 proposed 
time period. Also, any employer who willfully or repeatedly violates the law may be assessed penalties of up to $70,000 for	
 each 
violation.  	
 
Criminal penalties ar e also provided for in the law. Any willful violation resulting in death of an employee upon conviction is	 punishable 
by a fine not more than $10,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or by both. Conviction of an employer
 after a first 
convict ion doubles these maximum penalties.  	
 	
 	VOLUNTARY 
ACTIVITY: 	While providing penalties for violations, the law also encourages efforts by labor and management, before an inspection, to r	educe	 	
injuries and illnesses arising out of employment.   
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development encourages employers and employees to reduce workplace hazards	 	
voluntarily and to develop and improve safety and health programs in all workplaces and industries.   
Such cooperative action would initially focus on the identification and elimination of hazards that could cause death, injury, or illness	 	
to employees and supervisors. Upon request from an employer, the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development will 
furnish	
 a consultant who will inspect the  premises and identify hazards without assessing penalties . 	
 	
 	MORE 
INFORMATION:  	Additional information	, copies of the law, specific safety and health standards, and other regulations may be obtained from the	 	
Alaska Department of Labor and W orkforce Development, Division of Labor Standards & Safety, Alaska Occupational Safety and	 	
Health at the addresses shown at the bottom of this page.  	
 	
 	PROGRAM 
COMPLAINT: 	
Under a plan approved July 31, 1973 by the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and 	Health Administration (OSHA), the	 	
State of Alaska is providing job safety and health protection for workers throughout the State. OSHA will monitor the operati on of this	 	
plan to assure that continued approval is merited. Any person may make a complaint regarding the State administration of this plan	 	
directly to the 	U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Region X, 300 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1280, Seattle, WA 98104 or call (206) 757-6700. 	
 	
 
For more  information,  employers,  employees , and  concerned  citizens may  contact  the  Alaska  Department  of  Labor  and  Workforce  Development,	 	
Labor Standards  and  Safety  Division,  Occupational  Safety  and  Health at  http://labor.alaska.gov/lss/oshhome.htm .	 	
 	
♦  Consultation	 & Training	 1-800	-656	-4972	 	♦  Enforcement	 1-800	-770	-4940	 	♦  24	-hour	 OSHA	 hotline	 1-800	-321	-6742	 	
 	
1111	 W est	 8th Street,	 Suite	 304	 	1251	 Muldoon	 Road	, Suite	 109	 	675 7	th Avenue, Station J	 	
P.O.	 Box	 111149	 	Anchorage,	 AK	 99504	 	Fairbanks,	 AK	 99701	-4596	 	
Juneau,	 AK	 99811	-1149	 	(907)	 269	-4940	 	(907)	 451	-2890	 	
(907)	 465	-4855	 	 	or 	
 	 	(907) 451	-2888	 	  	
AS	 18.60.058(a)	 requires	 employers to notify either AKOSH or OSHA within eight 	
hours of an in-patient hospitalization, loss of an eye, amputation, or fatality.  	
AKOSH 	1-800	-770	-4940 or OSHA 1	-800	-321	-6742	 	
 
 	
IT’S YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW	 	
About toxic and hazardous substances and physical agents	 	
AS 18.60.068 requires this information be displayed in a prominent place on business premises.   
• 	Employers must inform employees about the locations and nature of operations,  which could result in exposure to toxic or hazardous substances or physical 
agents. 	 
• 	Employers must train employees in the health effects of the toxic or hazardous substances and physical agents to which they are exposed and in the purpose, 
proper use, and  limitations of personal protective equipment.  	 
• 	Employers must keep on file and make available during the work -shift, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for each toxic or hazardous substance or	 physical agent to 	
which employees may be exposed. Employers must remove employees from exposure to the substance or physical agent if an SDS cannot be obtained and 
provided to employees within 15 calendar days of a request.	 	 
The Alaska Department of Labor and W orkforce Development will provide assistance to employers in the form of SDS program development aids, on- site 
program review, and safety seminars .

Other Alaska Labor Law Posters 5 PDFS

There are an additional four optional and mandatory Alaska labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.

Poster Name Poster Type
Mandatory Notice to Employees - Unemployment Insurance Unemployment Law
Mandatory Emergency Information Miscellaneous Law
Mandatory Summary of Alaska Wage & Hour Act Minimum Wage Law
Mandatory It's your Right to Know - Safety and Health Protection on the Job Job Safety Law
Mandatory Summary of Alaska Child Labor Law Child Labor Law

View all 5 Alaska labor law posters


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