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OSHA has Opened a New Office in Honolulu

OSHA is a body in the U.S Department of Labor. This regulatory body was established under the OSHA Act, by the Congress of the United States. On the 29th of December 1970, this Act was signed by President Richard M. Nixon. From its initiation, OSHA has consistently and constantly been on a mission to reduce and eliminate work place health and safety issues, mishaps and fatalities, by enforcing certain safety guidelines, standards and procedures.

Recently, OSHA took one more leap forward by opening a new office in Phoenix. Initially, it was controlled and managed from a regional office in San Francisco.

Today, OSHA has taken yet another step forward by opening another new office in Honolulu. Indeed! OSHA has started expanding its presence. This new Honolulu office will now be able to provide more enforcement in the islands.

OSHA's regional administrator in San Francisco, Ken Nishiyama Atha, said that, "With the new area office in Honolulu, we will improve service to workers and employers in Hawaii and enhance our coordination and oversight with the state plan,” Ken went on to say that, “This presence ultimately will ensure that workers are better protected."

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has also announced that, a 15-year veteran of the agency, Galen Lemke, will head the Honolulu office. Previously, Lemke was the audit and analysis team leader in the Chicago Regional Office.

This month OSHA also opened up new offices in San Diego, Las Vegas and Oakland.