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Chapter 296-832 WAC

Last Update: 4/22/14

LATE NIGHT RETAIL WORKER CRIME PREVENTION

WAC Sections

Scope.
Training.
Provide crime prevention training to your employees.
Provide crime prevention retraining to your employees annually.
Store safety.
Have a safe in your store.
Post a notice about your store's safe and cash register.
Provide outside lighting.


296-832-100
Scope.

This rule applies to all retail businesses operating between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Exemption:
This chapter does not apply to restaurants, hotels, taverns, and lodging facilities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, [49.17].050, and [49.17].060. WSR 02-16-087, § 296-832-100, filed 8/7/02, effective 10/1/02.]



296-832-200
Training.

SUMMARY
Your responsibility: To make sure all employees receive crime prevention training as part of your accident prevention program.
You must meet the requirements…
in this section:
Provide crime prevention training to your employees
Provide crime prevention retraining to your employees annually
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 14-09-095, § 296-832-200, filed 4/22/14, effective 7/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, [49.17].050, and [49.17].060. WSR 02-16-087, § 296-832-200, filed 8/7/02, effective 10/1/02.]



296-832-20005
Provide crime prevention training to your employees.

Note:
These training requirements apply only to employees working any time during the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. This training must be conducted prior to the employee working this time period.
(1) You must provide crime prevention training as part of your accident prevention program. Make sure you have instructed your employees on the purpose and function of robbery and violence prevention to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to maintain their personal safety.
(2) You must provide training and training materials that outline your company's:
(a) Security policies;
(b) Safety and security procedures;
(c) Personal safety and crime prevention techniques.
(3) You must provide formal instruction about crime prevention through a training seminar or training video presentation that includes these topics:
(a) How keeping the store clean, neat, and uncluttered discourages potential robbers;
(b) Why the cash register should be kept in plain view from outside the store, if your store layout allows;
(c) Reasons for operating your business with only a minimum number of cash registers at night;
(d) Reasons for keeping cash register funds to a minimum;
(e) How to take extra precautions after dark such as ways to keep alert, making sure appropriate lights are on, inspecting dark corners, and identifying possible hiding places for robbers;
(f) Violence prevention procedures in case of a robbery.
(4) You must have employees sign a statement indicating the date, time, and place they received their crime prevention training.
(5) You must keep a record of this information readily available for review when requested by the department of labor and industries.
Note:
Employers may keep electronic records of employee training and verification.
(6) You must have a videotape or other materials about crime prevention available to all employees at their request.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 14-09-095, § 296-832-20005, filed 4/22/14, effective 7/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, [49.17].050, and [49.17].060. WSR 02-16-087, § 296-832-20005, filed 8/7/02, effective 10/1/02.]



296-832-20010
Provide crime prevention retraining to your employees annually.

You must provide a refresher course in crime prevention training annually.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 14-09-095, § 296-832-20010, filed 4/22/14, effective 7/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, [49.17].050, and [49.17].060. WSR 02-16-087, § 296-832-20010, filed 8/7/02, effective 10/1/02.]



296-832-300
Store safety.

SUMMARY
Your responsibility: To take certain safety measures to discourage crime in your store.
You must meet the requirements…
in this section:
Have a safe in your store
Post a notice about your store's safe and cash register
Provide outside lighting
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 14-09-095, § 296-832-300, filed 4/22/14, effective 7/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, [49.17].050, and [49.17].060. WSR 02-16-087, § 296-832-300, filed 8/7/02, effective 10/1/02.]



296-832-30005
Have a safe in your store.

You must have a drop-safe, limited access safe, or comparable device in your store.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 14-09-095, § 296-832-30005, filed 4/22/14, effective 7/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, [49.17].050, and [49.17].060. WSR 02-16-087, § 296-832-30005, filed 8/7/02, effective 10/1/02.]



296-832-30010
Post a notice about your store's safe and cash register.

You must post a notice in an obvious place on a window or door stating:
(1) There is a safe in the store.
(2) Employees have no access to the safe.
(3) The cash register contains only enough cash to do business.
Notes:
1. You will not be cited by DOSH for having money in the cash register over the minimal amount needed to do business.
 
2. All displays and other materials posted in the window(s) or door(s) should be arranged to provide an unobstructed view of the cash register if it is visible from the street.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 14-09-095, § 296-832-30010, filed 4/22/14, effective 7/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, [49.17].050, and [49.17].060. WSR 02-16-087, § 296-832-30010, filed 8/7/02, effective 10/1/02.]



296-832-30015
Provide outside lighting.

You must light the store's approach area and parking lot during all night hours your business is open.
Note:
You can do this by:
 
1. Providing surveillance lighting to observe pedestrian and vehicle entrances.
 
2. Providing lighting of a minimum of one foot candle to comply with ANSI/IES RP7-1983. Lighting levels can be measured with a light meter; for comparison purposes 1 foot-candle = 1 lumen incident per square foot = 10.76 lux.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 14-09-095, § 296-832-30015, filed 4/22/14, effective 7/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, [49.17].050, and [49.17].060. WSR 02-16-087, § 296-832-30015, filed 8/7/02, effective 10/1/02.]