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OSHA Releases Annual Top 10 Most Cited Violations
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
To alert employers about commonly cited standards following worksite inspections, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has identified the following categories as its 2019 top ten most
Are You Prepared For the Opioid Crisis? Free Worker Opioid Abuse Toolkit
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Opioid abuse is a serious national crisis. According to the Hawaii Opioid Initiative: 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. In Hawaii, between 2012 and 2016, an average of 150 people per year died from a drug
Updates to OSHA Provisions Effective July 15
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Effective July 15, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) revised 14 provisions in the recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction standards as part of Phase IV of the
Beat the Heat Keep Employees Safe
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Summer may not yet officially be here, but it is already getting hot! Now is a good time for employers to review policies and procedures to ensure the safety of employees who work in outdoor or indoor heat environments.
Save Lives! Join the 2019 National Trench Safety Stand-Down
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
An unprotected trench is an early grave. OSHA has made reducing trenching and excavation hazards the Agency’s Priority Goal because trench collapses, or cave-ins, pose the greatest risk to workers’ lives. The
HIOSH Presentation
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
A 1-day OSHA Hawaii Workshop was held on May 14. The workshop covered various topics, including the new drone inspection program and federal OSHA updates. Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health (“HIOSH”)
Issues to Consider When Hiring Summer Interns
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Summer is inching closer – are you thinking about hiring summer interns? There are many benefits to a summer internship program. A summer internship is like a summer-long interview to determine whether the potential
2019 National Safety Stand-Down Week and OSHA 300A Reminder
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
National Safety Stand-Down The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) and Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health (“HIOSH”) encourage your company to join the National Safety Stand-Down
Feature of the Month:

Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

Laws regarding medical marijuana and the workplace have been under constant development over the past few years, with recent developments occurring in just the past few weeks. Now more than ever, Hawaii employers may be confused about how to apply their drug-free workplace policies to applicants or employees who fail a drug test due to medical marijuana usage.

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