HIOSH News and Events

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)

Effective January 1, 2018, HIOSH penalties will be increasing pursuant to the signing in of Act 126.

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

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.

Amended rules for Elevators and Related Systems effective June 30, 2014.  Please click here to view a summary of changes.  The amended rules can also be found under the Elevator & Related Systems section of the Standards (Administrative Rules).

Effective September 1, 2013, the Boiler & Elevator Inspection Branch will discontinue use of the email address [email protected]. The following dedicated email addresses shall be used to contact the Boiler & Elevator Inspection Branch on or after September 1, 2013: Boiler Section:     [email protected] Elevator Section:     [email protected]

NEW!  Online application process for new elevator, escalator or moving walk, dumbwaiter, disability lift, material lift and/or personnel hoist installation permits to start August 6, 2013. Please click here for more information. A press release announcement can also be found on the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations’ home page at https://labor.hawaii.gov/blog/news/new-elevator-permits-payments-available-online/. To submit an application for ...
Read More New Elevators and Kindred Equipment Permits & Payments available online beginning August 6, 2013 (Note: Applications for new installation by mail or in person will not be accepted as of this date.)

  Benefits to Hawaii Benchmarks Required of HIOSH FAQ’s (Printable PDF version)   On 7/18/12, OSHA published a Federal Register notice with the intent of modifying the Hawaii state plan to allow federal OSHA enforcement initially in general industry. More information can be found in the FAQs and related documents through the link above.