Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Keeping Your Chemical Hygiene Plan Current, Includes OSHA Requirements

and NFPA 45 – 2019 Updates

Date: April 3, 2020
Time: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Construction Training Center of the Pacific- Waipahu’s Mill Town Center – 94-487 Akoki Street Waipahu, HI 96797
Early Registration: $195.00 by March 1, 2020 – $225.00 after March 1, 2020-10% discount for multiple registrations from the same agency or company.
Includes: Course workbook, handouts, reference materials, refreshments and lunch
For questions please contact Dennis at
Please Register at:
This program is approved for 6 – CEU Hours – CEU’s, including Nursing by The Illinois Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center – The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health





Waipahu, HI | March 23-25, 2020Pacific Coast Safety Fest is a training event sponsored by OSHA and hosted by the Region IX OSHA Training Institute Education Centers. Attendees will CHP-2020-Hawaii-April (3 downloads) receive credit for authorized OSHA Education Center classes and will receive a certificate of attendance for all classes

Registration opens January 2020.  For more information, please contact Vanessa Rodriguez Space is limited, so enroll online at:




Stop Use and Recall Notice

Please see the below notice put out by 3M Fall Protection and their 3M DBI-SALA Nano-Lok edge  and Wrap Back Twin-Leg Self Retracting Lifelines.  The twin-leg Nano-Lok edge is intended to be anchored at foot-level and is designed for sharp edge applications. The twin-leg Wrap Back Nano-Lok is intended for wrapping around an anchor an incorporates a similar energy absorber.  3M has determined that in the event of a fall and under certain conditions, the energy absorber may not properly depoly which could expose the worker to serious injury or death.  Read more in the attached notice.

Nano-LokT edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg Self Retracting Lifelines Stop Use…

OSHA Hawaii Workshop 2019 – Registration is Open!

Mar 26, 2019


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Dole Cannery – Pōmaika’i Ballrooms
650 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, Hawaii
General Registration Fee $105.00
ASSP Members Registration Fee $95.00
(includes parking, buffet breakfast & lunch and vendor booths)

    07:00 AM – 07:50 AM:  Check In/Continental Breakfast
 07:50 AM – 08:00 AM:  Color Guard/National Anthem
                               ASSP Hawaii Chapter Opening Remarks
              08:00 AM – 09:30 AM:  Keynote – Ten Feet Tall and Bullet Proof
                                           Jack Jackson – Sr. Safety Consultant, SafeStart

09:30 AM – 10:00 AM:  Exhibits/Networking
 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM:  Concurrent Session 1
 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM:  Concurrent Session 2
12:30 PM – 01:15 PM Lunch/Networking
 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM:  Concurrent Session 3
 02:45 PM – 03:45 PM:  Concurrent Session 4
Topics Include:
HIOSH – New Drone Inspection Program
Federal OSHA Updates
Conflict Management
Top 5 Health Hazards
Emergency Management and the Safety Professional
Is That a Recordable Injury? OSHA Recordkeeping
Hawaii Workers’ Compensation
OSHA New Crane Operator Qualification
Defending Your Safety Training
General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces & Fall Protection
Wellness Program = Safe Workers
……. many more topics …..
These informative seminars will have a positive impact on your company and greatly benefit your employees.  It will enable you to network and gain perspective on market trends in Safety and Health.

REGISTER HERE (click on the link below to Cvent):


ASSP Hawaii 2019 Election Ballot

Mar 14, 2019

Fellow ASSP Hawaii members,

Your nominations and elections committee, consisting of Mardi Miyamoto, Bob McEldowney and Mary Sullivan, would like to introduce you to your slate of officers for the year 2019-2020. Each office is listed below with a bio and/or platform statement.

The election will be held during the OSHA one day conference on May 14th, at Dole Cannery. There is no charge if you are only coming in to vote. If you are attending the conference, you will be able to attend the vote. Please plan to attend and support your fellow members who have volunteered to serve on the executive committee.


President – Joey Garza, CSP
Vice President – Rob McCarthy, CSP, OHST
Secretary – Mahea Villanueva, ASP, CHST, STSC
Treasurer – Joe Albinio, CHST, STSC
Delegate – Adam Cotton, CSP, CHST
Delegate- Terri Watkins, CSP, SMS, OHST, CSMP
Member at Large – Mary Browne, CSP


President – Joey Garza, CSP
Platform Statement

In everyone’s career, there are steps that are taken to get to the next level.   I am excited to take this step in my journey by being considered for President of the ASSE Hawaii Chapter.  I have been involved for the past 5 years in different roles, ranging from a member participant to serving on the board as Member at Large, the Social Media Chair, the Co-Chair of WISE and the Program Chair.    I feel it is important for us to sharpen our tools in our toolbox and this is a great forum to do that in.   It is my priority to continue supporting our safety and health community by creating growing opportunities, sharing innovations, and providing the value of membership that I have enjoyed.


I currently work for Nordic PCL as an HSE Supervisor, supporting multiple projects, ranging from a medical office to a zipline adventure park.    I graduated from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles with my Bachelor of Science degree in Safety and Health.  I have been active in the safety field for 13 years in various industries, including health care, university education, mining, and construction.   I am a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and am a lecturer at Honolulu Community College, teaching for the Occupational and Environmental Safety Management program.   I have served on the boards of both AIHA and ASSE.  I also serve on the board for the SHA Band Boosters, having supported both my daughters.  I volunteer to coordinate a children’s leadership class held twice a year.  My passion is figuring out how to bridge operations and the safety regulations to ensure safe production and maintaining an incident free jobsite, educating and supporting our workers and new safety professionals through training and mentorship, and caring for everyone I deal with so they know they make a difference and they matter.

Vice President – Rob McCarthy, CSP, OHST
Platform Statement

The foundation of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is its members, who work diligently to promote safety and education in the interests of safety and health.  With the expansion of current and future technologies, the numbers and types of workplace hazards continue to grow significantly.  Because Safety professionals work in such diverse areas today, I fell strongly that ASSE must continue to offer occupational safety and health professionals tools that enable them to successfully mitigate hazards, both now and in the future.  I want to help members grow professionally and b better equipped to execute their duties.  I personally will strive to be a role model and more involved in ASSP’s vision and mission.  I am excited about our Chapter’s future. I am honored to receive your consideration for the position of Vice President.  Thank you.


A native of Newport, Kentucky, Rob McCarthy began a diverse Naval career spanning 30 years, working hard and promoting from E-1 to O-4.  He served in a variety of assignments to include Flight Deck Safety Coordinator and multiple aircraft Squadron Ground Safety Officer jobs.  His last career posting was as Assistant Maintenance Officer of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light THREE SEVEN at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, while executing the responsibilities of leading 420 Officer and Enlisted personnel.

Rob is a Lean Six Sigma Certified Black Belt from Villanova University, A Certified Thermographer for Thermal Imaging; A Certified Commercial and Residential Inspector with the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors; A Certified Mold Inspector with the International Association of Indoor Air Quality Consultants; and holds Hawaii Department of Health Asbestos Inspector and Asbestos Management Planner certifications.

Rob holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics, and a Masters of Science degree in Occupational Safety Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Rob is an Adjunct Professor for Embry-Riddle, and regularly teaches undergraduate level safety courses and an Instructor for the University of California San Diego OSHA Training Department regularly teaching OSHA Courses.

Currently, Rob serves as Deputy Safety Director at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Safety Directorate. He is a CSP; OHST; Qualified Radiation Safety Officer (RSO); CPSI; and CSMP. Rob is a member of ASSE; ISHM; NRPA and a board member of the local AIHA Chapter.

Rob is an avid soccer coach and referee, and actively coaches High School Boys Soccer for PAC 5 in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu. He and his wife Minako reside in Hawaii Kai with their two children, Kyle and Emily and their two cats.

Secretary – Mahea Villanueva, ASP, CHST, STSC
Platform Statement

Aloha, I feel extremely privileged to be considered for the position of Secretary for the ASSE Hawaii Chapter, after serving on the EC for the 2018-2019 year.  Involvement in the ASSE has led me to my current career position.  I feel it is the responsibility of the EC to continue providing ASSP Hawaii Chapter members with up-to-date information and beneficial resources which can help us improve as professionals in safety, both individually and cohesively as an industry.  I would like to have the opportunity to continue investing back into the chapter by becoming a positive contributor in the overall advancement of safety by serving as your ASSP Hawaii Chapter Secretary for a second term.


Mahea has been in the construction safety industry for a little under four years.  She was born and raised on the island of Oahu, and was inspired to take an interest in Occupational Safety after hearing horror stories from loved ones of unsafe behavior and conditions on construction jobsites.

Mahea’s safety career started as an intern at Nordic PCL where she was a Safety Coordinator on a large high rise construction site for a few months. She is now with Abhe & Svoboda, Inc., a Jordan, Minnesota based contracting company which is primarily engaged in structural repair, paint & coating removal (including lead-containing-paint), and application of paint & protective coatings of civil infrastructure and military installations. Mahea is the Division Safety and Health Manager at ASI’s Kapolei, Hawaii Office which conducts business not only in the State of Hawaii but throughout the Pacific Rim as well.

Mahea’s inspiration for safety is rooted by her sentiment of the ones who love and care for the employees she works with.  She believes that reminding workers why they work safe and who they work safe for helps create an understanding that safety goes beyond just compliance with government regulations or company policies, and more importantly is a sustainable and integral element of our everyday lives.  Mahea believes that when safety is perceived as a relevant component to life off the job, that same perception can be instinctively reflected on the job.


Treasurer – Joe Albinio, CHST, STSC
Platform Statement

I’ve been an ASSP member since 2012 and I think it’s about that time I contribute to our local chapter.  Treasure is not new to me as I was the treasure for three years of my Waimanalo Banyan Tree Association before being elected vice president for a year.  If elected I look forward to being your treasure.


Aloha, Safety what is safety we can coach it, dictate it, preach about it, but until you’ve experienced hardship and or incident/accident then you truly don’t know.  Safety needs to be lived daily.  I started my career in safety in 2013 with DCK and I truly understand how the workers feel when being talked down to, or yelled at, written up why because I’m a statistic.  Allowing the worker to explain his/her problem of not working safe and providing solutions and explaining to them why they are here and my thing is FAMILY.  So my safety outlook or path is to change the mindset of the worker. For the past four years King & Neel, Inc. has afforded me to continue my education.  With the wealth of knowledge as given me the opportunities to better service our clients.


Delegate – Adam Cotton, CSP, CHST
Platform Statement

I have been involved with ASSP for some time now and always look forward to the wealth of knowledge provided by its members.  I don’t think I would be where I am today without the guidance, mentorship, and relationships from the people involved with the local chapter.  Through the Hawaii Chapter, I hope that I can contribute to making Hawaii a safer place to work, live, and play.


Adam grew up and went to high school in small-town Montana tucked away in the Rocky Mountains. Located at the mouth of the Missouri River, outdoor activities and sports were a common way of life.  After graduating high school, with 42 kids in his senior class, he went to college at Montana Tech on a scholarship to play football and later graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety & Health.  After college, he did not dive right into the safety professional role, but instead managed a YMCA fitness center and was also an assistant coach for Montana Tech’s football program.  His safety career started a few years later in Phoenix Arizona with a civil contractor and a year later moved on to joining Hensel Phelps Construction Co. in Northern California.  In 2012 HP was picking up more work in Guam and Hawaii so he volunteered to relocate to Hawaii and has been here ever since.  Currently Adam is the District Director of Safety & Health for Hensel Phelps and oversees their work in the Pacific Region.

Delegate- Terri Watkins, CSP, SMS, OHST, CSMP
Platform Statement

The members of our Hawaii Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) very work diligently to educate others on the importance and value of safety, and to promote safety as an integral investment in everything we do. Because today’s Safety Professionals work in such diverse areas through a myriad of occupational safety and health challenges, I truly feel that our ASSP Chapter must continue to offer occupational safety and health tools that enable Safety Professionals to successfully mitigate hazards, both today and tomorrow. My goal is to help all our members grow professionally and to be more proficient at what we do in Safety, as well as how we do it. I continue to be excited about our Chapter’s bright future, and I am honored to receive your consideration for the position of Delegate. Thank you.


A native of Mocksville, North Carolina, in 1979 Terri began a diverse Naval career spanning 28 years. He served in a variety of assignments to include five different aircraft carrier deployments, Installation Ground Crew Resource Manager, Patrol Squadron Ground Safety Officer and Patrol Wing Ground Safety Officer. His last career posting was as the Executive Officer of Consolidated Maintenance Organization TWO at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Terri retired in 2009, and began his career as a 0018 Safety Specialist at the MCB Hawaii Base Safety Directorate. Terri holds a Doctor of Educational Leadership degree, a Masters of Aeronautical Science degree, a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics, and both undergraduate and graduate level certifications in Aviation/Aeronautical Safety Management and Aviation/Aeronautical Safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU).  Terri is an Adjunct Professor for ERAU, and regularly teaches at the graduate and undergraduate level. He is also a UCSD OTI Instructor.

Currently, Terri serves as Safety Director at the MCB Hawaii Base Safety Directorate. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP); a Certified Safety Management Specialist (SMS); a Certified Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician (OHST); and a Certified Safety Management Practitioner (CSMP).  Terri is a member of several safety organizations to include BCSP, ASSP, ISHM, MSF and NSC.

Terri is an avid motorcycle enthusiast, and has been a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider Coach since 2007, holding Advanced Motorcycle Safety Coach qualifications for California Superbike School and Lee Parks Total Control. He loves music and books, and enjoys trying new foods.  He and his wife Ikuko currently reside in Ewa Beach, Hawaii with their two dogs and six birds.

Member at Large – Mary Browne, CSP

Working as a safety professional for the past 38 years, I am fortunate to have gained a wealth of experience through the help of so many people.  At this point in my life I want to pay it forward.  I am passionate about helping others grow and succeed in their safety careers so they can carry on our tradition of keeping workers safe to return home to loved ones.

7 years ago, I facilitated the first Safety Resource and Guidance Program (SRGP) meeting; a group formed specifically to help new and collateral duty safety professionals.  This forum filled a need and continues to be a huge success for safety professionals in Hawaii.

I want to continue down this path working through the ASSP Hawaii Chapter as their Member at Large, and reach as many safety professionals as I can, to help ensure our safety culture remains strong and continues to grow.

World Class Crane, Rigging & Lift Management Training in Hawaii

Feb 19, 2019

ITI-About-One-Sheet-Hawaii-021519.pdf (60 downloads)

Industrial Training International (ITI)

  • BASIC RIGGING & INSPECTION – Upcoming Course Dates: April 1 | October 14
  • CRANE & RIGGING MANAGEMENT BOOTCAMP – Upcoming Course Dates: April 2 | October 15
  • LIFT DIRECTOR & CRITICAL LIFT PLANNING – Upcoming Course Dates: April 3-5 | October 16-18

Honolulu Training Center
94-487 Akoki Street, Suite 213 Waipahu, Hawaii 96797

Register at: or call 800.727.6355



OSHA Penalty Adjustments

Jan 17, 2019

Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2019 January 15, 2019

The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act) requires the Department to annually adjust its civil monetary penalty levels for inflation no later than January 15 of each year. Adjustments are made by issuing a final rule that is effective on its date of publication in the Federal Register.

Confined Space Initial and Refresher Courses in November 2017

Oct 23, 2017

Aloha All,

This is to announce the following confined space entry courses to be held at the Pearl Country Club, Aiea, Hawaii:

8-Hour Confined Space Safety / Shipyard Competent Person Course Refresher
November 16, 17, 20,  2017 – $175/each
24-Hour Confined Space Safety / Shipyard Competent Person Course
November 13–15, 2017  – $455/each


Training start and end times are now 7:00am to 4:00pm.

Registration for the refresher course is limited to previously trained and designated SCPs and previously trained non-marine confined space workers and supervisors. This course covers both work ashore and onboard vessels and includes confined space requirements as per OSHA general industry, construction, and maritime; the ANSI standard; EM 385-1-1; and NAVSEA.

Attached are the announcements, registration form, and payment information. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.


PLEASE register ASAP if you would like to attend any of these courses.  All courses are filled on a first-come-first served basis. 


Payment and head shot photos are due with registration. To receive your photo ID card at the training, please email a photo in a .JPEG format (passport style headshot). Photo can be taken with any smart phone.

 You can send your registration forms, payment, and photos to:


Joz Cruz at  

 Click on OR copy/paste this link:

1) Go to the event on the calendar and click on the desired event.

2) Click on “Details”

3) You will find list of 4 documents for registration/payment

4) Any questions, please contact Joz Cruz at

Cancellation/Refund Policy – For all courses:

Reservations cancelled on or before November 9, 2017  will be fully refunded. Cancellations received between November 10-12, 2017 will be charged a $50.00 materials fee. Cancellation notification must be in writing by e-mail. The deadline for cancellation is November 12, 2017. Cancellations after this date and all “no shows” are billed the full tuition. Substitutions are allowed when requested in writing and approved/confirmed by IHP, Inc..

I am looking forward to seeing you all there!

John M. “Jack” Fernandez, CIH, CSP, CMC
Industrial Hygiene Professionals, Inc.
508 West O’Brien Drive
Hagåtña, Guam 96910 Guam Tel: (671) 734-0749
Guam Fax: (671) 989-0749 Guam Mobile: (671) 688-1447
Saipan Tel: (670) 322-1447 Philippines Mobile: (63) 905 301 0615