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by area director Galen Lemke,” says Joaquin Diaz, CSP, safety director of Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc. and immediate past chair of the HIOSH advisory board, “and it has increased its presence in Hawaii with HIOSH Joaquin Diaz transferring jurisdiction of enforcement of private employers on military bases to OSHA. The state currently is addressing concerns from federal OSHA by increasing the number of hires for inspectors within the numerous branches of HIOSH. The governor is providing his commitment to ensuring that HIOSH is able to overcome the challenges of maintaining a capable and competent workforce. “I believe HIOSH can get it together for long-term sustainability. They hired a new administrator, Diantha Goo, a retired OSHA official, to head HIOSH. I believe this is a positive move.” In his capacity as safety director at Hawaiian Dredging, Diaz says, “Our company values safety and will ensure we commit to providing a safe workforce for our employees, subcontractors and the community. This past year, we worked over 1 million man-hours without a lost-time injury. This is a tremendous achievement considering we employ the largest workforce in the state.” Addressing mainland reports that “OSHA is getting tougher,” ABC’s Ferrara says, “It is not getting tougher, it is requiring employers to comply with safety standards.” However, Heurena of Airgas, says, “Yes, OSHA has raised penalties. Serious violations carry a mandatory penalty of up to $7,700 per item.” “It is mind-boggling,” says William Ayers, safety director for GP Roadway Solutions, “how some industry members feel they are being targeted by OSHA, when the inspectors are reacting to injury and death rates within the industry. The top 10 violations are basically the same as the top four causes of death, broken HOW DO I GET STARTED? Please contact Mr. Keene nagatoshi @ 808-478-2329 to arrange an appointment Cost: $185.00/per trainee. Includes Testing Materials, Wallet-Cards & Safety Booklets Call to Rent oR PuRChase Fax (808) 842-1514 Neighbor Islands (888) 847-4267 1019 UlUpono Street • HonolUlU, Hawaii • 96819 (808) 847-4267 A92.5-2 telehandler Forklift operator safety training now available A&E Equipment is also offering Operator Safety Training for Aerial Work Platforms such as Self-Propelled Aerial Booms (A92.5-2006) and Scissorlifts (A92.6-2006). 006 -2006 A92.6 HOW DO YOU ENSURE COMPLIANCE? magazines brochures flyers newsletters portfolios booklets graphic design binding mailing Call Faith Freitas for an estimate 808.848.0711 JUNE 2012 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | 55

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - June 2012

Cover June 2012, Drilling for the first column
News Beat
BIA Gala Honors Renaissance Winners
Southeast Maui to Get Wind Power
LCC Breaks Ground for Education Building
REHAB Completes First Phase of Rebuild Campaign
GCA Salutes Build Hawaii Winners
Vitus Group Completes $3.1 Million Renovation
HSA Celebrates Milestone Year
Contracts Awarded
Spotlight on Success: Pearl Harbor Fitness Center
Best Practices
Low Bids
Concept to Completion: Hilton Hawaiian Village Renovations
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - June 2012