DIRECTIVES provide HIOSH and the public with information on HIOSH policies and procedures and guidance on the application of the HIOSH standards (administrative rules).  Some of these directives explain how HIOSH compliance personnel are to enforce these standards and how employers are expected to comply.

RESOURCES and publications related to some of the following directives can be found on the OSHA Publications website at Search by topic, e.g. amputations, silica, hexavalent chromium.

CPL – Enforcement and Compliance

Directive NumberDirective TitleOSHA Adoption DateState Adoption DateOld Directive Number & Version (Replaced)
CPL 02-00-010Procedure for Expedited Informal Settlement Agreements (EISA)11/12/2019 (Reg 9/10)3/1/2022
CPL 02-00-011Citation Policy for Paperwork and Written Program Requirement Violations11/27/19951/19/1996
Revised: 4/21/2021
CPL 2.111
CPL 02-00-051Enforcement Exemptions and Limitations Under the Appropriations Act5/28/19985/28/1998
Revised: 2/17/2022
CPL 02-00-051
CPL 02-00-051J
CPL 02-00-080Handling of Cases to Be Proposed for Violation-By-Violation Penalties10/21/199010/5/1994 Revised: 3/1/1996CPL 2.80
CPL 02-00-135Recordkeeping Policies and Procedures Manual12/30/20045/1/2016
CPL 02-00-147Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) – Enforcement Policy and Inspection Procedures2/11/20085/7/2008
CPL 02-00-159Field Operations Manual (FOM)10/1/20154/15/2016
CPL 02-00-169Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP)9/15/20223/24/2023CPL 02-00-149
CPL 02-00-151Commercial Diving Operations6/13/20119/26/2011
CPL 02-00-154Longshoring and Marine Terminals “Tool Shed” Directive7/31/20128/31/2012
CPL 02-00-158Inspection Procedures for the Respiratory Protection Standard6/26/20145/1/2016CPL 02-00-120
CPL-02-00-161National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation10/1/20185/31/2019
CPL 02-00-162Shipyard Employment “Tool Bag” Directive5/22/20196/7/2019CPL 02-00-157
CPL 02-00-165Compliance Directive for the Excavation Standard, 29 CFR 1926, Subpart P7/1/20211/1/2022CPL 2.87/02-00-087
CPL 02-00-166Communicating HIOSH Fatality Inspection Procedures to a Victim’s Family7/7/202110/1/2022CPL 02-00-153
CPL 02-01-034Steel Erection – Inspection Policy and Procedures3/22/20028/27/2003
Revised: 2/13/2012
CPL 02-01-034
CPL 02-01-050Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Enforcement Guidance2/10/20119/26/2011
CPL 02-01-053Pyrotechnics Manufacture, Storage, Sale, Handling, Use and Display – Compliance Policy10/27/201111/28/2011
CPL 02-01-054Roadway and Highway Construction Work Zones – Inspection and Citation Guidance10/16/201211/2/2015
CPL 02-01-055Maritime Cargo Gear Standards and 29 CFR Part 19199/30/201312/1/2015CPL 02-01-055
CPL 02-01-056Inspection Procedures for Accessing Communication Towers by Hoist7/14/20145/1/2016CPL 02-01-036
CPL 02-01-058Enforcement Procedures and Scheduling for Occupation Exposure to Workplace Violence1/10/20173/1/2017CPL 02-01-052
CPL 02-01-060Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Shipyard Employment5/22/20196/7/2019CPL 02-01-049
CPL 02-01-061Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment5/22/20196/7/2019CPL 02-01-051
CPL 02-01-063Compliance Directive for Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard02/11/20227/1/2022CPL 02-01-057
CPL 02-01-064Site-Specific Targeting (SST)
For Reference: MOU for Data Sharing
2/1/20232/17/23CPL 02-01-062
CPL 02-02-074Chromium (VI) Standards – Inspection Procedures1/24/20084/14/2008
CPL 02-02-076National Emphasis Program – Hexavalent Chromium2/23/201011/14/2011
CPL-02-02-078Enforcement Procedures and Scheduling for Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis6/30/201510/1/2016CPL 02-02-078
CPL 02-02-079Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012)7/9/201510/1/2016CPL 02-02-038
CPL 02-02-080Inspection Procedures for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards6/25/20203/22/2021
CPL 02-03-007Discrimination (Whistleblower) Investigation Manual 11/30/18 (Revised 3/1/21)1/28/201611/1/2018
Revised: 3/1/2021
CPL 02-03-007
CPL 03-00-008National Emphasis Program – Combustible Dust01/30/20232/17/2023CPL 03-00-008
CPL 03-00-009National Emphasis Program – Lead8/14/200811/21/2008
CPL 03-00-018National Emphasis Program – Primary Metal Industries10/20/20146/8/2017CPL 03-00-013
CPL 03-00-020National Emphasis Program – Shipbreaking3/7/20163/28/2016
CPL 03-00-021National Emphasis Program – PSM Covered Chemical Facilities1/17/20176/8/2017CPL 03-00-014
CPL 03-00-022National Emphasis Program on Amputations in Manufacturing Industries12/10/20193/15/2021CPL 03-00-019
CPL 03-00-023National Emphasis Program – Respirable Crystalline Silica2/4/20203/15/2021CPL 03-00-007
CPL 03-00-024National Emphasis Program – Outdoor and Indoor Heat-Related Hazards4/8/202210/1/2022

CSP – Cooperative and State Programs

Directive NumberDirective TitleOSHA Adoption DateState Adoption DateOld Directive Number & Version (Replaced)
CSP 02-00-004Consultation Policies and Procedures Manual (CPPM)3/19/20219/12/2022 Revised: 2/14/2023CSP 02-00-003
CSP 03-01-005Voluntary Protection Programs Policies and Procedures Manual1/30/20203/1/2023CSP 03-01-003
CSP 03-01-004Special Government Employee (SGE) Program Policies & Procedures Manual for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Programs7/30/201510/1/2016
CSP 03-02-003Strategic Partnership for Worker Safety and Health11/6/20135/1/2016
CSP 04-01-003HIOSH Alliance Program3/4/20202/21/2023CSP 04-01-002

STD – Standards

Directive NumberDirective TitleOSHA Adoption DateState Adoption DateOld Directive Number
& Version (Replaced)
STD 03-11-002Residential Construction – Compliance Guidance6/16/20116/16/2011

TED – Training and Education

Directive NumberDirective Title OSHA Adoption DateState Adoption DateOld Directive Number
& Version (Replaced)
TED 01-00-015OSHA Technical Manual – Section IV, Chapter 6, Combustible Dusts2/10/20205/11/2019
TED 01-00-019Mandatory Training Program for HIOSH Compliance Personnel5/20167/1/2016TED 01-00-018
TED-01-00-020Mandatory Training Program for HIOSH Whistleblower Investigators10/8/201510/1/2016 Revised: 3/1/2021TED 01-00-020

HIOSH – HIOSH Created Directives

Directive NumberDirective TitleOSHA Adoption DateState Adoption DateOld Directive Number &
Version (Replaced)
FY 2021-001HIOSH Enforcement Survey Procedures N/A5/27/2021 Rev. 10/2022

DIR – Direction

Directive NumberDirective TitleOSHA Adoption DateState Adoption DateOld Directive Number & Version (Replaced)

Archived (for Reference)

These are HIOSH Archive Documents and may no longer represent HIOSH policy. It is presented here as historical content, for research and review purposes only.

Directive NumberDirective TitleOSHA Adoption DateState Adoption DateOld Directive Number & Version (Replaced)
DIR 2021-02Inspection Procedures for the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard6/28/20217/25/2021
Revised: 10/1/2021
DIR 2021-02
DIR 2021-03Revised National Emphasis Program – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)7/7/202110/1/2021
CSP 02-21-01Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Instructions for 23(g) State Plan Grants4/27/20214/27/2021
CSP 02-21-02FY 2022 On-Site Consultation Cooperative Agreement Application Instructions6/28/20216/28/2021
CSP 03-01-003Hawaii Voluntary Protection Program (HVPP): Policies and Procedures4/18/200812/27/2014
CPL 03-00-010National Emphasis Program – Petroleum Refinery Process Safety Management (PSM)8/18/200910/1/2009
CPL 03-00-017National Emphasis Program Occupational Exposure to Isocyanates6/20/20133/31/2015
CPL 03(11-01)National Emphasis Program – Microwave Popcorn Processing Plants1/18/20114/21/2011
CPL 03-00-016National Emphasis Program – Nursing and Residential Care Facilities (NAICS 623110,210,331)4/5/20128/31/2012
CPL 02-01-045Tree Care and Tree Removal Operations – Citation Guidance8/21/200811/14/2008CPL 02-01-045