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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. Employing feedback from clients is one recognized way for entities to receive inputs from its clients on what is working, what is not working and ...
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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 collection information found in Chapter 6 of the Field Operations Manual (FOM). Tables reflect penalty amounts for the calendar year 2022 and correspond to adjusted ...
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 29 CFR §1910.502(s) and with a 6 month limitation of (July 25, 2021 to January 25, 2022) as required under the 396-4 Hawaii Revised Statutes ...
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 (CPL 03-00-023) HIOSH also adopted CPL 02-02-080, Inspection Procedures for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards (3/22/21) HIOSH will be making efforts of outreach for establishments ...
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 Administrative Rules (HAR)). The updated elevator inspection increased fee schedule will be effective January 31, 2021. The update provides the new fee schedule for inspection ...
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 penalties see the OSHA Enforcement Memo: https://www.osha.gov/memos/2021-01-11/2021-annual-adjustments-osha-civil-penalties Minimum and Maximum Penalty Amounts. Table 1 summarizes the minimum and maximum amounts for proposed civil penalties: Table ...
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  ENFORCEMENT MEMO located here. April 16, 2020 MEMORANDUM FOR: REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS STATE PLAN DESIGNEES THROUGH: AMANDA EDENS Deputy Assistant Secretary FROM: PATRICK J. KAPUST, Acting ...
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 4/20/2020. April 8, 2020 MEMORANDUM FOR: REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS STATE PLAN DESIGNEES THROUGH: AMANDA EDENS Deputy Assistant Secretary FROM: PATRICK J. KAPUST, Acting Director Directorate of ...
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, effective 4/20/2020. PDF Version of the  ENFORCEMENT MEMO located here. April 3, 2020 MEMORANDUM FOR: REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS STATE PLAN DESIGNEES THROUGH AMANDA EDENS Deputy Assistant ...
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  ENFORCEMENT MEMO located here. April 3, 2020 MEMORANDUM FOR: REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS STATE PLAN DESIGNEES THROUGH: AMANDA EDENS Deputy Assistant Secretary FROM: PATRICK J. KAPUST, Acting ...
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