HIOSH News

With the proposed amendments signed by the Governor on October 17, 2018, the new standard changes (effective October 27, 2018) will be enforced by HIOSH inspectors for inspections with opening conference dates of February 1, 2019 and beyond.  For access to the new standards, please refer to HIOSH Standards (Administrative Rules) .    

January 23, 2019 – Starting January 24, 2019, HIOSH will apply the following new penalty system to inspections opened on and after January 24, 2019. For more information on the penalties see Federal Register (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/01/23/2019-00089/department-of-labor-federal-civil-penalties-inflation-adjustment-act-annual-adjustments-for-2019). Type of Violation New Maximum Serious Other-Than-Serious Posting Requirements   $13,260 per violation Willful or Repeated $132,598 per violation   ...
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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN I am writing this to invite all interested parties to a meeting to discuss the Department’s proposed changes to the Boiler & Pressure Vessel rules (Title 12, Subtitle 8, Part 10, Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR)). The meeting details are as follows: January 17, 2019 9:00 a.m. Keelikolani Building 830 Punchbowl ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR LEONARD HOSHIJO DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2018 STATE REPORTS SURGE IN SERIOUS WORK-RELATED INDUSTRIAL ACCCIDENTS Increase Includes Fatalities, Amputations, Burns and Other Serious Injuries HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that four fatalities and several serious ...
Read More State Reports Surge in Serious Work-Related Industrial Accidents – May 29, 2018

Stakeholder Meeting – May 4, 2018

Please refer to HIOSH Standards (Administrative Rules)

Effective January 1, 2018, HIOSH penalties will be increasing pursuant to the signing in of Act 126.

Proposed amendments by the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) to Title 12, Subtitle 8, Part 1, Chapter 52.1, Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Law, Chapter 396, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), and the Hawaii Administrative Procedure Act, Chapter 91, HRS have been approved effective February 19, 2017. The approved ...
Read More Amendments approved to Hawaii Administrative Rules for Chapter 12-52.1 “Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses” effective February 19, 2017

The HAR for elevators requires elevator contractors who are working on new, altered or repaired elevator units or kindred equipment to apply for permits for the work. If there is no permit there will be penalties assessed for non-compliance up to and including fines of $10,000 per day for each day that there is no ...
Read More On April 1, 2015, Elevator Section will return to enforcement of Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Title 12, Chapter 229, General, Administrative and Legal Provisions.

Amended rules for Elevators and Related Systems effective June 30, 2014.  Please click here to view a summary of changes.  The amended rules can also be found under the Elevator & Related Systems section of the Standards (Administrative Rules).