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RCW 49.17.370

Ergonomics Initiative — Definition — Rule repeal.

For the purposes of this section, "state ergonomics regulations" are defined as the rules addressing musculoskeletal disorders, adopted on May 26, 2000, by the director of the department of labor and industries, and codified as WAC 296-62-05101 through 296-62-05176. The state ergonomics regulations, filed on May 26, 2000, by the director and codified as WAC 296-62-05101 through 296-62-05176 are repealed. The director shall not have the authority to adopt any new or amended rules dealing with musculoskeletal disorders, or that deal with the same or similar activities as these rules being repealed, until and to the extent required by congress or the federal occupational safety and health administration.

[2004 c 1 § 2 (Initiative Measure No. 841, approved November 4, 2003).]

Notes:

     Construction -- 2004 c 1 (Initiative Measure No. 841): "The provisions of this act are to be liberally construed to effectuate the intent, policies, and purposes of this act." [2004 c 1 § 3 (Initiative Measure No. 841, approved November 4, 2003).]

Severability -- 2004 c 1 (Initiative Measure No. 841): "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [2004 c 1 § 4 (Initiative Measure No. 841, approved November 4, 2003).]