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What are our hours?

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 in

The HMOAB Office is staffed part-time and our hours vary. Nearly all of our business is conducted by mail or on-line. If you must come to our office, please call 808-586-8146 to make sure we are in. We are usually in the office from Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 9:30 am.

You are welcomed to address and/or attend the monthly meetings of the Hoisting Machine Operators Advisory Board, as the meetings are always open to the public. The meetings are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except December) in the Department of Labor, 830 Punchbowl Street, room 114. Please check the ...
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The Hawaiʻi Hoisting Machine Operators Advisory Board operates only from user-generated fees, thereby paying “its own way” in the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. The annual budget of the office is less than $50,000 per year and all additional revenue is held as an investment by the State for outreach, education, and training purposes.

No. Each state that has a certification procedure has different requirements and laws. While national certification is universal in the United States, several states such as Hawaiʻi (and some cities) require separate certification and payment in their jurisdiction. If you want to work on the Islands, you must be certified here. Military operators in Hawaiʻi ...
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What is HMOAB and what does it do?

Posted on May 20, 2016 in

The Hoisting Machine Operators Advisory Board is an agency of the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Established in 1998, it is responsible for certifying all construction tower and mobile crane operators on all islands in the State of Hawaiʻi. Besides an Executive Assistant, HMOAB operates with a five-member advisory board, appointed by the ...
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