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Chapter 296-62 WAC

Last Update: 12/4/12

GENERAL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH STANDARDS

WAC Sections

PART A—GENERAL
Occupational health and environmental control—Foreword.
Purpose and scope.
Definitions applicable to all sections of this chapter.
Unconstitutionality clause.
Application for waiver or variances.
PART B—ACCESS TO RECORDS
Note: Access to records has been moved to chapter 296-802 WAC.
PART B-1
TRADE SECRETS
Definitions.
Meet certain conditions if you withhold trade secret information.
Reveal trade secret information when it is needed in order to treat a medical or first-aid emergency.
Reveal trade secret information in nonemergency situations when requested by a health professional, employee, or designated representative.
Deny a written request for disclosure of a specific chemical identity in the manner specified in this rule.
Understand what is a trade secret.
PART C-1
RETAIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LABELING
Retain labeling required by the department of transportation.
Scope.
Retain readily visible DOT labeling.
PART D—CONTROLS AND DEFINITIONS
Control requirements in addition to those specified.
PART E—RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
Note: The respiratory protection rules for general industry have been moved to chapter 296-842 WAC. The respiratory protection rules for the agriculture industry have been moved to chapter 296-307 WAC, part Y-5.
PART F—CARCINOGENS
Carcinogens—Scope and application.
List of carcinogens.
Definitions.
Requirements for areas containing carcinogens listed in WAC 296-62-07302.
General regulated area requirements.
Signs, information and training.
Reports.
Medical surveillance.
Premixed solutions.
PART G—CARCINOGENS (SPECIFIC)
Vinyl chloride.
Acrylonitrile.
Appendix A—Substance safety data sheet for acrylonitrile.
Appendix B—Substance technical guidelines for acrylonitrile.
Appendix C—Medical surveillance guidelines for acrylonitrile.
Appendix D—Sampling and analytical methods for acrylonitrile.
1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane.
Appendix A—Substance safety data sheet for DBCP.
Appendix B—Substance technical guidelines for DBCP.
Appendix C—Medical surveillance guidelines for DBCP.
Ethylene oxide.
Definitions.
Permissible exposure limits (PEL).
Exposure monitoring.
Regulated areas.
Methods of compliance.
Respiratory protection and personal protective equipment.
Emergency situations.
Medical surveillance.
Communication of EtO hazards to employees.
Recordkeeping.
Observation of monitoring.
Appendices.
Appendix A—Substance safety data sheet for ethylene oxide (nonmandatory).
Appendix B—Substance technical guidelines for ethylene oxide (nonmandatory).
Appendix C—Medical surveillance guidelines for ethylene oxide (nonmandatory).
Appendix D—Sampling and analytical methods for ethylene oxide (nonmandatory).
Cadmium.
Scope.
Definitions.
Permissible exposure limit (PEL).
Exposure monitoring.
Regulated areas.
Methods of compliance.
Respirator protection.
Emergency situations.
Protective work clothing and equipment.
Hygiene areas and practices.
Housekeeping.
Medical surveillance.
Communication of cadmium hazards to employees.
Recordkeeping.
Observation of monitoring.
Appendices.
Appendix A, substance safety data sheet—Cadmium.
Appendix B—Substance technical guidelines for cadmium.
Appendix D—Occupational health history interview with reference to cadmium exposure directions.
Appendix E—Cadmium in workplace atmospheres.
A short description of Appendix F to 29 C.F.R. 1910.1027—Nonmandatory protocol for biological monitoring.
Butadiene.
Methylene chloride.
Appendix A.
Appendix B.
Appendix C.
PART H—AIR CONTAMINANTS
Note: The air contaminant rules for general industry have been moved to chapter 296-841 WAC. The air contaminant rules for the agriculture industry have been moved to chapter 296-307 WAC, part Y-6.
PART I—AIR CONTAMINANTS (SPECIFIC)
Reserved.
Thiram.
Lead.
Appendix D sampling and analytical methods for benzene monitoring and measurement procedures.
Formaldehyde.
Appendix A—Substance technical guideline for formalin.
Appendix B—Sampling strategy and analytical methods for formaldehyde.
Appendix C medical surveillance—Formaldehyde.
Appendix D—Nonmandatory medical disease questionnaire.
Methylenedianiline.
Scope and application.
Definitions.
Permissible exposure limits (PEL).
Emergency situations.
Exposure monitoring.
Regulated areas.
Methods of compliance.
Respiratory protection.
Protective work clothing and equipment.
Hygiene facilities and practices.
Communication of hazards to employees.
Housekeeping.
Medical surveillance.
Medical removal—Temporary medical removal of an employee.
Medical removal protection benefits.
Recordkeeping.
Observation of monitoring.
Appendices.
Appendix A to WAC 296-62-076—Substance data sheet, for 4,4'-methylenedianiline.
Appendix B to WAC 296-62-076—Substance technical guidelines, MDA.
Appendix C to WAC 296-62-076—Medical surveillance guidelines for MDA.
Appendix D to WAC 296-62-076—Sampling and analytical methods for MDA monitoring and measurement procedures.
PART I-1—ASBESTOS, TREMOLITE, ANTHOPHYLLITE, AND ACTINOLITE
Asbestos, tremolite, anthophyllite, and actinolite.
Scope and application.
Definitions.
Permissible exposure limits (PEL).
Multiemployer worksites.
Exposure assessment and monitoring.
Regulated areas.
Requirements for asbestos activities in construction and shipyard work.
Methods of compliance for asbestos activities in general industry.
Respiratory protection.
Protective work clothing and equipment.
Hygiene facilities and practices.
Communication of hazards to employees.
Employee information and training.
Housekeeping.
Medical surveillance.
Recordkeeping.
Competent person.
Appendices.
Appendix A—WISHA reference method—Mandatory.
Appendix B—Detailed procedure for asbestos sampling and analysis—Nonmandatory.
Appendix D—Medical questionnaires—Mandatory.
Appendix E—Interpretation and classification of chest roentgenograms—Mandatory.
Appendix F—Work practices and engineering controls for automotive brake and clutch inspection, disassembly, repair and assembly—Mandatory.
Appendix G—Substance technical information for asbestos—Nonmandatory.
Appendix H—Medical surveillance guidelines for asbestos—Nonmandatory.
Appendix I—Work practices and engineering controls for Class I asbestos operations—Nonmandatory.
Appendix J—Polarized light microscopy of asbestos—Nonmandatory.
Appendix K—Smoking cessation program information for asbestos, tremolite, anthophyllite, and actinolite—Nonmandatory.
PART I-2—HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM
Hexavalent chromium.
Definitions.
Permissible exposure limit (PEL).
Exposure determination.
Regulated areas.
Methods of compliance.
Respiratory protection.
Protective work clothing and equipment.
Hygiene areas and practices.
Housekeeping.
Medical surveillance.
Communication of chromium (VI) hazards to employees.
Recordkeeping.
Dates.
PART J—BIOLOGICAL AGENTS
Note: The bloodborne pathogen rules for general industry have been moved to chapter 296-823 WAC.
PART J-1—PHYSICAL AGENTS
Physical agents.
Definitions.
Ionizing radiation.
Nonionizing radiation.
Pressure.
Vibration.
Temperature, radiant heat, or temperature-humidity combinations.
Outdoor heat exposure.
Scope and purpose.
Definitions.
Employer and employee responsibility.
Drinking water.
Responding to signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.
Information and training.
PART K—HEARING CONSERVATION
Note: The hearing conservation rules for general industry have been moved to chapter 296-817 WAC. The hearing conservation rules for the agriculture industry have been moved to chapter 296-307 WAC, part Y-7.
PART L—ATMOSPHERES AND VENTILATION
Abrasive blasting.
Spray-finishing operations.
Oxygen deficient atmospheres.
Ventilation.
Definition.
Ventilation guide.
Adequate system.
Exhaust.
Make-up air quantity.
Design and operation.
Compatibility of systems.
PART M—CONFINED SPACES
Note: The confined spaces rules for general industry have been moved to chapter 296-809 WAC. The confined spaces rules for the agriculture industry have been moved to chapter 296-307 WAC, part Y-8.
PART N—COTTON DUST
Cotton dust.
Appendix A—Air sampling and analytical procedures for determining concentrations of cotton dust.
Appendix B-I through B-III—Respiratory questionnaire.
Appendix C—Spirometry prediction tables for normal males and females.
Appendix D—Pulmonary function standards for cotton dust standard.
Appendix E—Vertical elutriator equivalency protocol.
PART O—COKE OVENS
Coke oven emissions.
Definitions.
Permissible exposure limit.
Regulated areas.
Exposure monitoring and measurement.
Methods of compliance.
Respiratory protection.
Protective clothing and equipment.
Hygiene facilities and practices.
Medical surveillance.
Employee information and training.
Precautionary signs and labels.
Recordkeeping.
Observation of monitoring.
Appendix A—Coke oven emissions substance information sheet.
Appendix B—Industrial hygiene and medical surveillance guidelines.
PART P—HAZARDOUS WASTE OPERATIONS AND TREATMENT, STORAGE, AND DISPOSAL FACILITIES
Note: The hazardous waste rules for general industry have been moved to chapter 296-843 WAC.
PART Q—HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS IN LABORATORIES
Note: The hazardous chemicals in laboratories rules for general industry have been moved to chapter 296-828 WAC.
PART R—HAZARDOUS DRUGS
Hazardous drugs.
Scope.
Definitions.
Hazardous drugs control program.
Hazard assessment.
Engineering controls.
Personal protective equipment (PPE).
Safe handling practices.
Cleaning and housekeeping.
Spill control.
Training.
Implementation plan.