The plan designates the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations as the agency responsible for
administering the plan throughout the State. It proposes to define the occupational safety and health issues covered by it as defined by the Secretary
of Labor in 29 CFR 1902.2(c)(1). All occupational safety and health standards promulgated by the U.S. Secretary of Labor will be adopted under the
plan as well as certain standards deemed to be "as effective as" the Federal standards, except those found in 29 CFR Parts 1915, 1916, 1917, and 1918
(ship repairing, shipbuilding, shipbreaking and longshoring).
Within the plan there is the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Law which became law on May 16,
1972. The law as enacted gives the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations the authority to inspect workplaces and to issue citations for the
abatement of violations and there is also Included a prohibition against advance notice of such inspections. The law is also intended to insure
employer and employee representatives an opportunity to accompany inspectors and to call attention to possible violations; notification of employees
or their representatives when no compliance action is taken as a result of alleged violations; protection of employees against discharge or
discrimination in terms and conditions of employment; adequate safeguards to protect trade secrets. There is provision made for the prompt restraint
of imminent danger situations and a system of penalties for violation of the law.
The plan also includes proposed amendments to be considered by the Hawaii Legislature during its 1974
session amending the Occupational Safety and Health Law, and related provisions, to bring them into conformity with the requirements of Part
The Hawaii plan includes the following documents as of the date of approval:
The plan description documents, including the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Law, the
proposed amendments to the Law and appendices in three (3) volumes;
Letter from Robert K. Hasegawa, Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, to Jay
Arnoldus, Project Officer, Office of Federal and State Operations, December 10, 1973, submitting clarifications to the plan.
Letters from Robert C. Gilkey, Deputy Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations,
to Jay Arnoldus, December 3, 1973 and December 4, 1973 submitting clarifications and deletion to the plan.
Letters from Robert K. Hasegawa to Gabriel Gillotti, Assistant Regional Director, January 30, 1973,
and June 28, 1973.
Letter from Robert A. Gilkey to John H. Stender, Assistant Secretary of Labor, October 30,
Letters from Robert K. Hasegawa to John H. Stender, Assistant Secretary of Labor, November 7, 1973
and September 14, 1973 submitting proposed legislative amendments and modifications and clarifications to the plan.
[39 FR 1012, Jan. 4, 1974, as amended at 49 FR 19192, May 4, 1984]