OSHA Requirements and Training Resources for Employers Located Honolulu HI
Who regulates worker safety and OSHA training in Honolulu HI? The State of Hawaii State OSHA program (HIOSH). Hawaii’s Occupational Safety and Health Plan was approved on January 4, 1974, and therefore regulates most, but not all, OSHA training in Honolulu. The state program was certified on May 9, 1978 as having completed all specified developmental steps. On April 30, 1984 the State was granted final approval and concurrent Federal enforcement authority was relinquished under Section 18(e) of the Act. Therefore, that agency oversees most matters related to OSHA training in Honolulu and elsewhere in Hawaii.
Hawaii OSHA Training Regulations and Standards
Hawaii has chosen to adopt the majority of Federal OSHA standards verbatim, including those regulating OSHA training for employees in construction and general industry. However, there are some standards that, while deemed as effective as comparable federal standards, have significant differences, and there are some HIOSH standards which do not have any federal counterparts. Examples of HIOSH standards which differ from Federal OSHA standards are those for fall protection, steel erection and air contaminants. HIOSH has requirements for safety and health programs and for certification of hoisting equipment operators which have no Federal OSHA counterpart. HIOSH’s standards can be found online at the Hawaii Standards Website.
HIOSH’s standards are numbered in accordance with other state regulations and can be found under Title 12, Subtitle 8. Links to federal OSHA training requirements for construction and general industry are available below on this page.
The Hawaii State Plan applies to all private and public sector places of employment in the State, with the exception of Federal employees, the United States Postal Service (USPS), private sector maritime, and land that is exclusive Federal jurisdiction, which are subject to Federal OSHA jurisdiction. Employers required to provide OSHA training in Honolulu and elsewhere in HI should check carefully to insure they are complying with the correct set of regulations.
The designated agency for the administration of this program, including the regulations for OSHA training in Honolulu / Hawaii is the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR). Within the DLIR, the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) is responsible for both enforcement and consultation programs. HIOSH is headquartered in the State capital of Honolulu. The central telephone number is (808) 586-9100. OSHA’s national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA. Information for contacting field offices in Hilo, Kona, and Kauai, as well as enforcement activities including unique enforcement initiatives and local emphasis programs can be obtained online at the HIOSH website.
Authorized OSHA Trainers in Honolulu HI
There is no official certification required to teach most OSHA training classes in Honolulu. However, you must make certain that on site OSHA 10 or 30-hour training classes are conducted by a trainer who is officially authorized to conduct these OSHA courses. The trainer must first complete a series of OSHA trainer classes provided by one of the OSHA Education centers located around the country. You can confirm their status as a currently authorized OSHA Outreach trainer by asking to look at their credentials proving they completed the following trainer courses.
Construction industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 510 course, followed by the OSHA 500 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour construction training in Honolulu and anywhere else in the state for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour construction training in Honolulu and elsewhere in the state. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for construction, they must complete the OSHA 502 trainer update course every four years.
General industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 511 course, followed by the OSHA 501 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour general industry training in Honolulu and anywhere else in the state for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour general industry training in Honolulu and elsewhere in the state. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for general industry, they must complete the OSHA 503 trainer update course every four years.
Be assured that our trainers who conduct on-site OSHA training classes in Honolulu are authorized OSHA Outreach trainers. Scroll down to see links to all of the on site OSHA training classes we conduct listed below.
Online OSHA 10 and 30-hour Training Courses Accepted in Honolulu
There are also OSHA-authorized online 10 and 30-hour training courses available for construction and general industry. However, you must pay close attention, as only those course providers that are specifically authorized to provide these courses can issue trainees the official DOL / OSHA 10 or 30-hour wallet cards. There are plenty of imitators out there who use deceptive fine print and “too good to be true” pricing to sell you a course that is not OSHA authorized.
You can rest assured that the 10 and 30-hour online OSHA training courses offered on our website are authorized by OSHA, and are accepted in Honolulu HI as well as in all other states and US territories.
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Disclaimer: This information was obtained from the Federal OSHA website. OSHA Training Services Inc. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond our control. Contact Hawaii State OSHA program staff directly to verify important information about OSHA training requirements in Honolulu.