• John Larrimer

Hawaiian Hotel Served With OSHA Citations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued 17 safety violations to a hotel in Hawaii for hazardous working conditions, according to Hawaii News Now. OSHA officials inspected a hotel in Waikiki owner by the Halekulani Corp. Fourteen of the 17 violations were classified as “serious”.

Citations were issued for employers failing to provide proper personal protective equipment to workers, a lack of fire extinguishers and a lack of appropriate electrical equipment. Proposed penalties total $49,000.

“The hotel industry is one of the biggest employers in Hawaii, and it’s critical that owners and operators have strong safety and health programs,” said regional OSHA director Galen Lemke. “Halekulani has an obligation to protect its staff and ensure a safe working environment.”

Halekulani will have 15 business days after receiving its official statement from OSHA to agree to pay the fines or request a hearing.

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you could be entitled to workers compensation benefits. There is more information about workers comp available on our site. Contact our firm today for a free consultation.

Tip of the week: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries reported in 2011.

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Returning to Work After Injury

Should I return to work light duty? If you are hurt on the job, your doctor may give you work restrictions. If those restrictions prevent you from returning to your normal duties, you may be entitled

Vocational Rehabilitation

Some work-related injuries result in serious and permanent physical or psychological restrictions. In some cases, those permanent restrictions prevent the injured worker from returning to the job they

How do I get paid after an Injury?

Workplace injuries can set you back Work injuries don’t just hurt physically, they often have a lasting financial impact. If you are hurt at work and the injury prevents you from returning to full dut