Amendments approved to Hawaii Administrative Rules for Chapter 12-52.1 “Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses” effective February 19, 2017

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 in HIOSH News

Proposed amendments by the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) to Title 12, Subtitle 8, Part 1, Chapter 52.1, Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Law, Chapter 396, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), and the Hawaii Administrative Procedure Act, Chapter 91, HRS have been approved effective February 19, 2017.

The approved amendments bring the HIOSH standards into conformity with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standards for recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 permits states to operate their own occupational safety and health programs as long as the development and enforcement of safety and health standards are “…at least as effective in providing safe and healthful employment or places of employment…” as the OSHA standards. Therefore, HIOSH must adopt the OSHA standards.

The approved HAR Chapter 12-52.1 can be found on our website at: https://labor.hawaii.gov/hiosh/files/2012/12/12-52.1-Recording-and-Reporting-Occupational-Injuries-and-Illnesses-eff.-2-19-17.pdf