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HR and Workplace Safety: Hawaii

HR and Workplace Safety (OSHA Compliance) requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Anna Elento-Sneed, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing


  • Hawaii has incorporated the OSH Act through its own state administration. See Hawaii OSH.
  • Hawaii allows for higher penalties for health or safety violations in the workplace. See HIOSH Penalties.
  • Hawaii prohibits texting and driving. See Driving Policies.
  • Localities including Hawaii County and Honolulu have requirements pertaining to use of a mobile device. See Local Requirements