CLEAR's Index to HRS Chapter 396


96-043 Ala Ike in Pearl City, HI

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§396-1 Short title

§396-2 Findings and purpose

§396-3 Definitions

§396-4 Powers and duties of department

§396-4.5 Certification of safety and health professionals

§396-5 Repealed

§396-5.1 Fees

§396-5.5 Repealed

§396-6 Employer responsibility: safe place of employment; safety devices and safeguards

§396-7 Toxic materials

§396-8 Employee responsibility and rights

§396-9 Explosives

§396-10 Violations and penalties

§396-11 Review

§396-12 Judicial review

§396-13 Trade secrets

§396-14 Evidence

§396-15 Exception to liability

§396-16 Exception for federal jurisdiction

§396-17 Annual reports on unsafe employment for women

§396-18 Safety and health programs for contractors bidding on state construction jobs

§396-19 Hoisting machine operators advisory board

§396-20 Hoisting machine operators' certification revolving fund