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Halekulani cited for safety violations

By Erika Engle

POSTED: 07:34 a.m. HST, Apr 30, 2013

Halekulani Corp., owner and operator of Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki, has been cited for 14 safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The citations follow a routine inspection and involve what OSHA called personal protective equipment use and availability, inspection and maintenance of fire extinguishers, and problems with electrical safe work practices by maintenance workers, such as the provision of appropriate equipment for electrical work, OSHA said, in a statement.

Also among OSHA’s findings, the hotel had failed to provide training in hazardous waste operations and emergency response standards.

A Halekulani spokeswoman said all of the issues raised by OSHA were immediately addressed and the hotel is working to clarify and address any other citations.

"There is nothing of greater importance, nor that we take more seriously, than the safety and well-being of our guests and our staff, which will always be our unconditional priority," Peter Shaindlin, the chief operating officer of Halekulani Corporation, said in a written news release.

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