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Chapter 296-304 WAC


WAC Sections

Scope and application.
Reference specifications, standards, and codes.
Fire protection in shipyards.
Fire safety plan.
Precautions for hot work.
Fire watches.
Fire response.
Hazards of fixed extinguishing systems on board vessels and vessel sections.
Land-side fire protection systems.
Competent person.
Appendix A—Model fire safety plan.
Confined and enclosed spaces and other dangerous atmospheres in shipyard employment.
Precautions and the order of testing before entering confined and enclosed spaces and other dangerous atmospheres.
Cleaning and other cold work.
Hot work.
Maintenance of safe conditions.
Warning signs and labels.
Appendix B—Compliance assistance guidelines for confined and enclosed spaces and other dangerous atmospheres.
Appendix C—Confined and enclosed spaces and other dangerous atmospheres in shipyard employment.
Surface preparation and preservation—Scope and application.
Toxic cleaning solvents.
Chemical paint and preservative removers.
Mechanical paint removers.
Flammable liquids.
Welding, cutting and heating—Scope and application.
Ventilation and protection in welding, cutting and heating.
Welding, cutting and heating in way of preservative coatings.
Welding, cutting and heating of hollow metal containers and structures not covered by WAC 296-304-02003.
Gas welding and cutting.
Arc welding and cutting.
Uses of fissionable material in ship-breaking, shipbuilding and ship repairing.
Scaffolds, ladders and other working surfaces—Scope and application.
Scaffolds or staging.
Guarding of deck openings and edges.
Access to vessels.
Access to and guarding of dry docks and marine railways.
Access to cargo spaces and confined spaces.
Working surfaces.
General working conditions—Scope and application.
Work in confined or isolated spaces.
Work on or in the vicinity of radar and radio.
Work in or on lifeboats.
Hazardous materials.
First aid.
Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tags-plus).
Retention of DOT markings, placards, and labels.
Motor vehicle safety equipment, operation, and maintenance.
Gear and equipment for rigging and materials handling—Scope and application.
Ropes, chains and slings.
Shackles and hooks.
Chain falls and pull-lifts.
Hoisting and hauling equipment.
Use of gear.
Qualifications of operators.
Tools and related equipment—Scope and application.
General precautions.
Portable electric tools.
Hand tools.
Abrasive wheels.
Powder-actuated fastening tools.
Internal combustion engines, other than ship's equipment.
Personal protective equipment (PPE)—General requirements.
Hazard assessment and equipment selection.
Eye and face protection.
Respiratory protection.
Hearing protection.
Head protection.
Foot protection.
Hand and body protection.
Lifesaving equipment.
Fall protection—General requirement.
Personal fall arrest systems (PFAS).
Positioning device systems.
Ship's machinery and piping systems—Scope and application.
Ship's boilers.
Ship's piping systems.
Ship's propulsion machinery.
Ship's deck machinery.
Portable, unfired pressure vessels, drums and containers, other than ship's equipment—Scope and application.
Portable air receivers and other unfired pressure vessels.
Drums and containers.
Electrical machinery—Electrical circuits and distribution boards.
Gear certification—General provisions.
Purpose and scope.
Definitions of terms.
Procedure governing accreditation—Scope and application.
Application for accreditation.
Action upon application.
Duration and renewal of accreditation.
Criteria governing accreditation to certificate vessels' cargo gear.
Voluntary amendment or termination of accreditation.
Suspension or revocation of accreditation.
Reconsideration and review.
Duties of persons accredited to certificate vessels' cargo gear—Scope and application.
General duties—Exemptions.
Recordkeeping and related procedures concerning records in custody of accredited persons.
Recordkeeping and related procedures concerning records in custody of the vessel.
Certification of vessels' cargo gear—Scope and application.
Initial tests of cargo gear and tests after alterations, renewals or repairs.
Periodic tests, examinations and inspections.
Heat treatment.
Exemptions from heat treatment.
Grace periods.
Gear requiring welding.
Damaged components.
Marking and posting of safe working loads.
Requirements governing braking devices and power sources.
Means of derrick attachment.
Limitations on use of wire rope.
Limitations on use of chains.
Certification of vessels—Tests and proof loads—Heat treatment—Competent persons—Scope and application.
Visual inspection before tests.
Unit proof test—Winches, derricks and gear accessory thereto.
Unit proof tests—Cranes and gear accessory thereto.
Limitations on safe working loads and proof loads.
Examinations subsequent to unit tests.
Proof tests—Loose gear.
Specially designed blocks and components.
Proof tests—Wire rope.
Proof tests after repairs or alterations.
Order of tests.
Heat treatment.
Competent persons.
Accreditation to certificate shore-based equipment—Scope and application.
Eligibility for accreditation to certificate shore-based material handling devices covered by chapter 296-56 WAC of the safety and health regulations for longshoring.
Provisions respecting application for accreditation, action upon the application, and related matters.
Duties of persons accredited to certificate shore-based material handling devices—General duties, exemptions.
Certification of shore-based material handling devices—Scope and application.
General provisions.
Unit proof test and examination of cranes.
Annual examination of cranes.
Unit proof test and examination of derricks.
Annual examination of derricks.
Determination of crane or derrick safe working loads and limitations in absence of manufacturer's data.
Safe working load reduction.
Safe working load increase.
Nondestructive examination.
Wire rope.
Heat treatment.
Examination of bulk cargo loading or discharging spouts or suckers.
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