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Surveillance and Prevention of Occupational Injuries in Alaska

By Department of Health and Human Services

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Book Id: WPLBN0000232772
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Surveillance and Prevention of Occupational Injuries in Alaska  
Author: Department of Health and Human Services
Language: English
Subject: Health., Medical research, Medical reports
Collections: Medical Library Collection
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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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Health And Human Services, D. O. (n.d.). Surveillance and Prevention of Occupational Injuries in Alaska. Retrieved from

During the 1980s, it became apparent that Alaska had the highest occupational fatality rate of any state (34.8/100,000/year, for the 10-year period 1980-1989, 5 times higher than the U.S. average of 7.0/100,000/year). The State of Alaska Department of Labor (AKDOL) estimates that almost 320,000 Alaskans were employed in the workforce by the end of the year 2000. The heightened risk of occupational injuries to these workers, as compared to other U.S. workers, may reflect to some extent the unique physical and demographic features of Alaska. Its northern latitudes, vast mountain ranges, large areas of marshy tundra, and extensive coastline create diverse climatic zones and associated harsh and unpredictable weather. According to the State of Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development, Alaska’s economy is “driven by oil, tourism, and fishing. Other important industries include timber, mining, and agriculture. Nearly 85 percent of the state’s budget is supplied by oil revenues.”2 The majority of activities in most of these industries take place outdoors, where workers are subject to Alaska’s highly variable and often harsh weather.

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