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Hawaii incorporates by reference the federal regulations for injury and illness recordkeeping; however, the state adds further requirements.
Click the links below to view the applicable regulations:
WCHR 12-52.1, Recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses
WCHR 12-52.1-1 S
WCHR 12-52.1-2 Incorporation to federal standard
A summary of the additional requirements includes the following:
Hawaii requires immediate reporting (within 8 hours) to HIOSH for any workplace incident that results in a fatality.
Report within 24 hours:
You must orally report by telephone, (808) 586-9102, or in person at the HIOSH office in Honolulu. When the HIOSH office is closed, the telephone number will allow you to leave a phone message. In order for the message to be considered officially reported, all of the information in 1904.39(b)(2) must be provided on the answering machine message:
Responding to state requests Hawaii adds new paragraph 29 CFR 1904.37(c) to read as follows: “If you receive an OSHA occupational injury and illness data collection form or any other type of injury and illness survey authorized by HIOSH, you must respond to the survey or request, and return it to the designated recipient within the specific time limit.”
Equivalent forms Hawaii clarifies that an equivalent form to the 301 Incident Report must contain “the same information required on the OSHA 301 Incident Report form.” The federal rule simply uses the phrase “equivalent form” without the clarification.