A few short weeks ago, we shared the news about Alaska’s new minimum wage rate for 2019 and the required update to our Alaska poster, which has already been shipped out to clients.

Well, lo and behold, the state’s Department of Labor & Workforce Development just issued a new version of the AKOSH (Safety & Health) notice, which means that employers in Alaska must now display a new state poster in their workplaces. But have no fear, we’ve got you covered—the updated poster will soon be on its way to our clients in Alaska.

What Employers Need to Know

Increased Penalties for Safety & Health Violations

The AKOSH (Safety & Health) notice, which has a revision date of November 2018, has been updated with increased penalty amounts for violations based on federal OSHA requirements.

Employers should be aware that if they are in violation of Alaska’s Safety & Health law, they may be subject to the following penalties:

  • Mandatory penalties for serious violations, as well as optional penalties for any other violations, have increased from $7,000 to a maximum of $12,934.
  • Penalties for failure to correct violations within the proposed time period have increased from $7,000 per day to a maximum of $12,934 per day.
  • Penalties for each willful or repeat violation have increased from $70,000 to a maximum of $129,336.

We Make Compliance Easy!

That’s all the news we have to share about the Land of the Midnight Sun. However, if you have not already done so, we encourage you to order our OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan so that you will automatically receive the latest version of the Alaska poster as soon as it is available. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the 12-month period, you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep your business in compliance!