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State of Alaska

Alaska Occupational Disease and Injury Surveillance System (AKODISS)

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Epidemiology, Injury Surveillance
The Alaska Occupational Disease and Injury Surveillance System (AKODISS) track instances of occupational injury and illness occurring in Alaska through reports from health care providers. In doing so, the system allows us to better understand workplace hazards and how they occur in order to improve safety conditions for all Alaska workers.

Under Alaska State Statute 7AAC 27.017, all health care providers who attend to a patient with a severe injury or disease that is known or suspected to be a result of the patient's occupation or work activities must make a report within 5 working days. Diseases can include pneumoconiosis requiring hospitalization, poisoning, or other events. Injuries can include amputations and thermal, electrical, or penetrating injuries that require hospitalization. The Occupational Disease and Injury Report Form collects information about the patient, including his/her name, date of birth, sex, race, ethnicity, residence, occupation, and industry. In the case of occupational disease, it collects information on the patient's diagnosis, the date of onset of the illness, the exposure route, and the reason for exposure (intentional, environmental, etc.). In the case of occupational injury, it collects information on the type and location of the injury, as well as the circumstances surrounding the injury event. In both cases, the form records how the patient was treated (hospitalized, treated in ER, outpatient, etc.) and the patient's final disposition. The information from these forms is collected and entered into the AKODISS database.

Topics

Amputation Animal bites
Insect bitesElectrical injuries
Environmental exposure Hospitalizations
Occupational illness Occupational injury
Penetrating injuries Poisonings
Pneumoconiosis Thermal injuries
Registry
Instances of occupational disease and injury
Check box categories for race of White, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, other (specify), and unknown. Check box categories for ethnicity of non-Hispanic, Hispanic, and unknown.
Occupational disease and injury
Age, sex, race, ethnicity
Occupational disease and injury in Alaska
Mandatory reporting within 5 days of treatment. Summarized annually or custom time periods
Mandatory reporting
Mandatory reporting
All reported occupational disease and injury
Under Alaska State Statute 7AAC 27.017, all health care providers who attend to a patient with a severe injury or disease that is known or suspected to be a result of the patient's occupation or work activities must make a report within 5 working days. Diseases can include pneumoconiosis requiring hospitalization, poisoning, or other events. Injuries can include amputations and thermal, electrical, or penetrating injuries that require hospitalization. The Occupational Disease and Injury Report Form collects information about the patient, including his/her name, date of birth, sex, race, ethnicity, residence, occupation, and industry. In the case of occupational disease, it collects information on the patient's diagnosis, the date of onset of the illness, the exposure route, and the reason for exposure (intentional, environmental, etc.). In the case of occupational injury, it collects information on the type and location of the injury, as well as the circumstances surrounding the injury event. In both cases, the form records how the patient was treated (hospitalized, treated in ER, outpatient, etc.) and the patient's final disposition. The information from these forms is collected and entered into the AKODISS database.
Although it is state law for health care providers to report illness suspected to have resulted from the patient's work activities to the state, the system is limited by provider compliance.
Data requests can be directed to the Injury Surveillance Program by email at epi-injury@alaska.gov or by phone at (907) 269-8000.
Deborah Hull-Jilly, MPH
Epidemiologist
Deborah.Hull-Jilly@alaska.gov
(907) 269-8078
AKODISS Program
Injury Surveillance Program
Section of Epidemiology
Division of Public Health
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
3601 C Street, Suite 540
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (Ak-IBIS) web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Mon, 21 May 2018 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov ".

Content updated: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:06:31 AKST
The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics AK-IBIS web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Mon, 21 May 2018 18:11:03 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/ ".

Content updated: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:06:31 AKST