Chapter 296-32 WAC

Last Update: 10/2/17

SAFETY STANDARDS FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS

WAC Sections

296-32-195Foreword.
296-32-200Scope and application.
296-32-210Definitions.
PART AGENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Note:
This part is intended to convey the areas of responsibility for employers when working on telecommunications facilities or locations of any type.
296-32-22505Incorporation of standards of national organizations.
296-32-22510Safe place standard.
296-32-22511Host employer/contractor responsibilities.
296-32-22512Accident prevention program and safety meetings.
296-32-22515First aid.
296-32-22520Remote communication sites.
296-32-22525Training.
296-32-22530Employee protection in public work areas.
296-32-22535Facilities requirements.
296-32-22540Tools and personal protective equipment—General.
296-32-22545Capstan and cathead hoists.
296-32-22550Rubber insulating equipment.
296-32-22555General fall protection.
296-32-22560Ladders.
296-32-22565Vehicle-mounted material handling devices and other mechanical equipment.
296-32-22570Communication, roof tops, water towers and other elevated locations.
296-32-22572Microwave transmission/radio frequency radiation (RFR) and laser communication—General requirements.
296-32-22574Hazardous areas.
296-32-22576Optical communications systems (laser).
296-32-22578Control of hazardous energy.
PART BREQUIREMENTS THAT APPLY TO WIRELINE
Note:
Wireline – This part is intended to convey to the employer the responsibilities for the training and protection of their employees working with or in telecommunications wireline facilities and field installations.
296-32-23505Pole climbing equipment.
296-32-23510Materials handling and storage.
296-32-23512Cable fault locating and testing.
296-32-23514Grounding for employee protection—Pole lines.
296-32-23516Overhead lines.
296-32-23518Wood or other types of poles.
296-32-23520Telecommunications line tree trimming and emergency work.
296-32-23522Line patrol and work on aerial plants.
296-32-23523Storm work and emergency conditions.
296-32-23524Underground lines and cable vaults.
296-32-23526Directional boring machines.
296-32-23528Manholes, street openings and vaults.
296-32-23530Joint power and telecommunication manholes and vaults.
296-32-23532Ladders for underground access.
296-32-23534Tent heater, torches and open flames.
296-32-23536Lead work.
PART CREQUIREMENTS THAT APPLY TO WIRELESS
Note:
Wireless – This part is intended to convey to the employer the responsibilities for the training and protection of their employees working with or upon telecommunications wireless facilities and field installations.
296-32-24005Wireless communications—General requirements.
296-32-24010Antenna work-radio transmitting stations 3-30 MHZ.
296-32-24012Fall protection.
296-32-24014Work during hours of darkness.
296-32-24018Emergency response/rescue requirements.
296-32-24020Rigging plan.
296-32-24022Gin poles—Installation.
296-32-24024Gin poles—Use.
296-32-24026Gin poles—Inspections.
296-32-24028Base mounted hoists used for overhead material lifting and personnel lifting.
296-32-24032Personnel lifting—General requirements.
296-32-24034Helicopters used for lifting loads.
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