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State of Alaska

Alaska Occupational Illness Report Surveillance System (AKOIRSS)

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Epidemiology, Injury Surveillance
The Alaska Occupational Illness Report Surveillance System (AKOIRSS) tracks cases of occupational illness occurring in Alaska through reports from health care providers. Under Alaska State Statute 7AAC 27.017, all health care providers who attend to a patient with an illness 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. This can include pneumoconiosis requiring hospitalization, poisoning, or other events. The Occupational Illness Report Form collects information about the patient, including his/her name, date of birth, sex, race, ethnicity, residence, occupation, and industry. It also collects information on the patient's diagnosis, the date of onset of the illness, the exposure route, the reason for exposure (intentional, environmental, etc.), how the patient was treated (hospitalized, treated in ER, outpatient, etc.), and the patient's final disposition.

Together with Occupational Injury Surveillance efforts, the AKOIRSS allows us to better understand workplace hazards and how they occur in order to improve safety conditions for all Alaska workers.

Topics

Animal bites Environmental exposure
Insect bitesOccupational Illness
Pneumoconiosis Poisonings
Registry
Occupational illness
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 illness
Age, sex, race, ethnicity
Occupational illness in Alaska
Mandatory reporting within 5 days of treatment. Summarized annually or custom time periods
Mandatory reporting
Mandatory reporting
All reported occupational illnesses
Under Alaska State Statute 7AAC 27.017, all health care providers who attend to a patient with an illness 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. This can include pneumoconiosis requiring hospitalization, poisoning, or other events. The Occupational Illness Report Form collects information about the patient, including his/her name, date of birth, sex, race, ethnicity, residence, occupation, and industry. It also collects information on the patient's diagnosis, the date of onset of the illness, the exposure route, the reason for exposure (intentional, environmental, etc.), how the patient was treated (hospitalized, treated in ER, outpatient, etc.), and the patient's final disposition.
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
AKOIRSS 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 Fri, 18 September 2020 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: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:23:15 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 Fri, 18 September 2020 3:19:51 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: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:23:15 AKST