Hawaii Hazard Communication regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Hawaii Hazard Communication: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Law, Hawaii Revised Statutes 396-1 et seq.

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Safety and health regulations: Hawaii Administrative Rule (HAR) 12-50-1 to 12-207-2

General industry: HAR 12-203.1

Construction: HAR 12-149

Regulatory Agencies

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) Occupational Safety and Health Division

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Hawaii has adopted the federal Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) for general industry and construction workplaces by reference for both private (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) and public (state and local government offices and operations) sector employers.

· Administration and enforcement. DLIR administers and enforces the HCS requirements in Hawaii.


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