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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 ...
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

COVID-19

Posted on Mar 16, 2020 in Main

GUIDANCE ON PREPARING WORKPLACES FOR COVID-19 OVERVIEW This webpage provides information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The information includes links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus—now officially named COVID-19. According to the U.S. ...
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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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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   ...
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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)

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.