Hawaii Safety Plans laws & safety compliance analysis

Hawaii Safety Plans: What you need to know

Hawaii has adopted the federal requirements for written safety plans for specific activities (e.g., bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan, hazard communication plan) and for specific hazardous substances in the workplace..

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Private and public sector employers in general industry and construction workplaces with at least 25 employees must develop and implement a written safety and health program.

An employer insured for workers’ compensation by the Hawaii Employers' Mutual Insurance Company (HEMIC) that implements a written safety and health program may receive a premium discount of at least 5 percent on its insurance policy. The written program must comply with HEMICs requirements in order to receive the discount.

The Hawaii Department of Industrial Relations/Occupational Safety and Health Division administers the workplace safety and health rules for private and public sector workplaces. HEMIC administers the requirements for the insurance premium discount.


HI Admin. Rules 12-60-2(b) and HI Admin. Rules 12-110-2(b)

Hawaii employers, including state and local governments, in general industry and construction workplaces with more than 25 employees must have a written safety and health program. The written program must, among other requirements:

  • Establish policies, procedures and practices that recognize and protect employees from occupational safety and health hazards.
  • Establish and communicate a clear goal for the safety and health program and the mechanisms to be used in meeting the goal.
  • Provide for visible top management leadership in implementing the program and ensuring that all workers at the site, including contract workers, are provided ...

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