On April 16, 2020, OSHA issued a memorandum calling for discretion in enforcement of certain standards during the COVID-19 Pandemic, including those for crane operators. Guidance in this memo is “intended to be time-limited to the current public health crisis” and suggests consulting OSHA’s webpage for updates. Read the full memo here.

The HMOAB office is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this period, we are only able to check email and voicemail infrequently. We apologize for this inconvenience and urge everyone to follow the state government directives to contain this pandemic. Mahalo.

New Executive Assistant

Posted on Jan 15, 2020 in News

Tracy Takano joined the HMOAB as the new Executive Assistant effective January 16, 2020. He replaces Melvin Chang who left the position on January 15, 2020. Takano retired from the International Longshore & Warehouse Union where he worked for 24 years.

The following letter was mailed to 125 employers in the HMOAB database. If you would like to receive future mailings, please contact [email protected] and we will add you to our database. July 24, 2019 Aloha: Re: Revised List of Crane Operator Certifying Agencies You should know that your crane operators must be certified by the ...
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Make Sure Your Physical Exam Is Current

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in News

All crane operators certified by the Hawaii Hoisting Machine Operators Advisory Board (HMOAB) must also have a current physical examination certificate. You may be required to show proof that you have a current physical examination. When you first obtained your HMOAB certificate, you had to have a current physical examination. However, it is possible that ...
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The Hawaii Hoisting Machine Operators Advisory Board approved adding the Electrical Industry Certifications Association (EICA) to the list of approved certifying bodies at their meeting on July 10, 2019. The EICA offers two ANSI certified crane certifications–Stationary Control Cranes and Rotating Control Cranes. The crane certifications are not limited by capacity and are intended to ...
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Letter to Crane Employers

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in News

The following letter was mailed to possible crane employers on March 1, 2019, informing them of the need to certify their crane operators with the State of Hawaii Hoisting Machine Operators Advisory Board if their crane operators do any kind of construction work. March 1, 2019 Aloha: Re: We are writing to you because you ...
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NOTICE: This is an OSHA Archive Document, and may no longer represent OSHA Policy. It is presented here as historical content, for research and review purposes only. August 11, 1994 MEMORANDUM FOR: REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS FROM: JAMES W. STANLEY Deputy Assistant Secretary SUBJECT: Construction vs. Maintenance OSHA’s regulations define “construction work” as “construction, alteration, and/or repair, ...
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It is our understanding that CIC no longer has any national accreditation. We had contacted them in July 2017 and they sent us a package showing accreditation from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies for small, medium and large telescoping boom cranes until May 31, 2018. Their accreditation for lattice boom carriers was good to ...
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Mail-In Application Revised

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 in News

HMOAB has revised our mail-in Application Form effective July 11, 2019. You are still strongly urged to use the online feature on our website to apply for or renew your certification. However, there are some of you who do not have online access or prefer to mail us your application. Some important changes to the ...
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