Fire Prevention Awareness

Posted on Oct 1, 2023 in Main

From October 8th – October 14th is Fire Prevention Week! Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 ...
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Suicide Prevention Week

Posted on Sep 1, 2023 in Main

Every year, during September – National Suicide Prevention Month – the construction industry dedicates a week (September 4-8th) to raising awareness about the unique challenges workers face that lead to suicide and what everyone can do to prevent it. Worker suicides are particularly concerning for the construction industry. The suicide rate for construction workers is ...
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Safe + Sound Week

Posted on Aug 1, 2023 in Main

Join businesses around the country in pledging your commitment to workplace safety and health. This year Safe + Sound Week will focus on mental health. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of worker deaths and reported injuries in the United States has decreased by more than 60 percent in the past four ...
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Trench & Excavation

Posted on Jul 11, 2023 in Main

HIOSH and OSHA is focusing on reducing trenching and excavation hazards. Trench collapses, or cave-ins, pose the greatest risk to workers’ lives. To prevent cave-ins: Listen to Hawaii Matters with Devon Nekoba (ft. Bronson Luis, HIOSH Safety Branch Manager) Listen to HIOSH’s 2023 Trench and Excavation Radio Programming  

Sun Safety at Work

Posted on Jun 22, 2023 in Main

Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in hot or humid conditions. OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention campaign educates employers and workers on heat hazards and provides resources to keep workers safe. Visit the OSHA Campaign on Heat Illness Prevention on more information. Visit the HIOSH Public Service Announcement on ...
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National Safety Stand-Down

Posted on Apr 13, 2023 in Main

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 378 of the 986 construction fatalities recorded in 2021 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. What is ...
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NEW FEATURE NOW AVAILABLE!  Online Payment Options for HIOSH Inspections, COF and CSHP Certifications – Starting December 1, 2022, HIOSH penalties can be paid with credit card or personal bank account through an online portal. Simply visit or scan the QR code below to be taken to the site. Search by your unique inspection ...
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      (Photo from 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 ...

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: 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 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 ...
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