Capitol Watch

State, OSHA Agree to Restore Workplace Health, Safety

·By civilbeat

Excerpts from a press release Friday (Sept. 21) from the Abercrombie administration:

Federal and state officials today formalized an agreement to facilitate restoration of Hawaii’s workplace health and safety enforcement capacity back to federally compliant levels. 

Governor Neil Abercrombie joined U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regional Administrator Ken Nishiyama Atha in signing an agreement that outlines how OSHA and the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) will collaborate to meet safety and health goals and enforce safe and healthful