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Hawaii State Plan

Hawaii State Plan

Hawaii State Plan

[Hawaii State Plan Website]
  • Initial Approval: December 28, 1973
  • State Plan Certification: April 26, 1978
  • 18(e) Final Approval: N/A

The Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) is part of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. The main office is located in Honolulu, Hawaii.


The Hawaii State Plan applies to all private and state and local government sector workplaces in the state, with the exception of federal government workers. Federal government workers, including those employed by the United States Postal Service, private sector maritime, and land that is under exclusive federal jurisdiction are covered by OSHA.

Unique State Plan Standards and Regulations

HIOSH has adopted the majority of OSHA standards that would relate to state and local government and private sector workplaces. Some standards have significant differences and there are some standards that do not have any federal counterparts. HIOSH has adopted the following unique standards:

  • Toxic Chemical and Handling Exposure
  • Noise Exposure
Enforcement Programs

HIOSH compliance is responsible for the enforcement of HIOSH safety and health standards. HIOSH utilizes the Field Operations Manual (FOM) to provide guidance for the enforcement program. Compliance officers inspect workplaces for hazardous conditions and issue citations where violations of HIOSH regulations are found. Inspections may be the result of regular scheduling, imminent danger reports, fatalities, and employee complaints or referrals. More information on enforcement in Hawaii can be found on the Hawaii State Plan website.

Voluntary and Cooperative Programs

HIOSH offers voluntary and cooperative programs focused on reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. HIOSH also offers on-site consultation services which help employers – both state and local government and private – comply with HIOSH or OSHA standards and identify and correct potential safety and health hazards. For more information on these programs, please visit the Hawaii State Plan website.

Informal Conferences and Appeals

HIOSH management personnel conduct informal conferences in an effort to resolve contested cases. The Hawaii Labor Relations Board hears and rules on appeals from citations, notifications, and penalties issued by HIOSH’s enforcement unit.

Contact Information

Department of Labor & Industrial Relations
  • 830 Punchbowl Street, Suite 321
  • Honolulu, HI 96813
  • (808) 586-8844
  • Dwight Takamine, Director of Department of Labor & Industrial Relations

  • HIOSH (Enforcement & Consultation)
  • 830 Punchbowl Street, Suite 423
  • Honolulu, HI 96813
  • Diantha Goo, HIOSH Administrator
  • (808) 586-9116
  • Consultation
  • (808) 586-9100
  • Accident Reporting Line
  • (808) 586-9102
  • Complaints
  • (808) 586-9092
  • (808) 586-9104
  • Federal OSHA
  • How to File a Complaint
  • Field Office locations and telephone numbers are available on the HIOSH contacts page.


OSHA makes every effort to ensure that this webpage is accurate and up-to-date; however, for the latest information please contact the State Plan directly.

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