HIOSH News

HIOSH to follow OSHA enforcement memo on Temporary Enforcement Guidance for Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During the COVID-19 Outbreak effective immediately. PDF Version of the TEMPORARY ENFORCEMENT MEMO located here. March 14, 2020 MEMORANDUM FOR: REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS STATE DESIGNEES THROUGH: AMANDA EDENS Deputy Assistant Secretary FROM: PATRICK J. KAPUST, Acting ...
Read More 3/16/20 HIOSH to follow OSHA’s Temporary Enforcement Guidance for Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces

January 13, 2020 – Starting January 15, 2020, HIOSH will apply the following new penalty system to penalties issued on and after January 15, 2020. For more information on the penalties see the Federal Register. Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2020. Type of Violation New Maximum Serious Other-Than-Serious ...
Read More Increased HIOSH Penalties, January 15, 2020

GOVERNOR APPROVES UPDATED BOILER RULES AND INCREASE IN FEES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020 The adoption of Chapters 12-221.1, 12-222.1, 12-223.1, 12-224.1, and 12-225.1, Amendments to and Compilation of Chapter 12-220, and Repeal of Chapters 12-221, 12-222,12-223, 12-224, and 12-225 was signed by Gov. Ige on December 5, 2019. Click here for rules and adopted codes. ...
Read More New Boiler & Pressure Vessel Rules and Fees

OSHA 1-Day Workshop May 14, 2019 (PowerPoint Presentation) As many of you requested, here is the PowerPoint presentation from the OSHA 1-DAY Workshop that was held on May 14, 2019.  The presentation was conducted by Tin Shing Chao at Dole Cannery. For questions about the information, please email Nicole Bennett at [email protected]  

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   ...
Read More HIOSH Penalties to Increase in 2019

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 ...
Read More Director’s Meeting Invite for Proposed Boiler Rules

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)