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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 ...
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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 ...
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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

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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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