HIOSH News

The Hawaii Occupational Safety & Health Division (HIOSH) is committed to making its operations as efficient and effective as possible to create optimum safe and healthy workplaces for Hawaii’s workers. ...
Read More Quarterly HIOSH Enforcement Surveys 2020-2025

HIOSH will apply the following new penalty system to penalties issued on and after January 15, 2022. Purpose The penalty information below is intended to supplement the penalties and debt ...
Read More INCREASED HIOSH PENALTIES – JANUARY 15, 2022

      (Photo from OSHA.gov) HIOSH will adopt the Federal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for Healthcare regarding COVID-19. The standard will be adopted with only minor changes to dates referenced in ...
Read More HIOSH TO ADOPT EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD (ETS) FOR HEALTHCARE – JULY 25, 2021 (Expired 1/25/2022)

HIOSH adopted two new National Emphasis Programs (NEPs) on March 15, 2021 with an effective date of June 14, 2021. Amputations in Manufacturing Industries (CPL 03-00-022) & Respirable Crystalline Silica ...
Read More HIOSH Adopts Two New National Emphasis Programs

On January 21, 2021, the Governor signed and approved the latest update to the Elevator General, Administrative & Legal Provision rules (Title 12, Subtitle 8, Part 11, Chapter 229 Hawaii ...
Read More APPROVED UPDATED ELEVATOR INSPECTION INCREASE IN FEES – EFFECTIVE JANUARY 31, 2021

January 14, 2021 – Starting January 15, 2021, HIOSH will apply the following new penalty system to penalties issued on and after January 15, 2021. For more information on the ...
Read More Increased HIOSH Penalties, January 15, 2021

HIOSH to follow OSHA’s 4/16/20 enforcement memo on Discretion in Enforcement when Considering an Employer’s Good Faith Efforts During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic, effective 4/20/2020. PDF Version of the  ...
Read More 4/20/20 HIOSH to follow OSHA’s 4/16/20 Discretion in Enforcement when Considering an Employer’s Good Faith Efforts During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

HIOSH to follow OSHA enforcement memo on Expanded Temporary Enforcement Guidance on Respiratory Protection Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces in All Industries During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic, effective ...
Read More 4/20/20 HIOSH to follow OSHA’s 4/8/20 Expanded Temporary Enforcement Guidance on Respiratory Protection Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces in All Industries During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

HIOSH to follow OSHA enforcement memo on Enforcement Guidance for Use of Respiratory Protection Equipment Certified under Standards of Other Countries or Jurisdictions During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic, ...
Read More 4/20/20 HIOSH to follow OSHA’s 4/3/20 Enforcement Guidance for Use of Respiratory Protection Equipment Certified under Standards of Other Countries or Jurisdictions During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

HIOSH to follow OSHA enforcement memo on Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic, effective 4/20/2020. PDF Version of the  ...
Read More 4/20/2020 HIOSH to follow OSHA’s Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic