Employee Health: Alaska
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Leanne Coffman
- Alaska has created stricter requirements for protecting employees from certain toxic chemicals, such as for those workers employed in petroleum refining. See Managing Day to Day Health Concerns.
- Based on the state's presumptive disability laws, various illnesses and diseases may be covered as compensable conditions. See Presumptive Illnesses and Conditions.
- Mental injuries are covered under the Alaskan workers' compensation laws if specific conditions apply. See Managing Mental Health Concerns.
- Smoking restrictions apply to private workplaces and public places. See Smoking in the Workplace.
- Alaska permits the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. See Marijuana.
- The state has a Good Samaritan law, which offers conditional protection from civil damages to those offering emergency medical care. See Managing Medical Emergencies.