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Chapter 296-45 WAC

Last Update: 2/4/13

SAFETY STANDARDS FOR ELECTRICAL WORKERS

WAC Sections

Electrical workers safety rules—Foreword.
Scope and application.
Variances.
Definitions.
NESC applicable.
Employer's responsibility.
Training.
Employer's safety program.
Leadworker's responsibility.
Leadworker-employee responsibility.
Work required of leadworkers.
Employee's responsibility.
Medical services and first aid.
Job briefing.
Hazardous energy control (lockout/tagout) procedures.
Lockout/tagout (hazardous control) program.
Retraining.
Protective materials and hardware.
Energy isolation.
Notification.
Lockout/tagout application.
Releasing stored energy.
Release from lockout/tagout.
Temporary removal of lockout/tagout.
Group lockout/tagout.
Shift changes.
Outside servicing personnel.
Central system operator.
Trenching and excavation.
Enclosed spaces.
Underground electrical installations.
Underground residential distribution (URD).
Protective equipment.
Personal protective equipment.
Fall protection.
Ladders, platforms, and manhole steps.
Hand, and portable powered tools.
Gasoline engine power chain saws.
Live-line tools.
Materials handling and storage.
Working on or near exposed energized parts.
Deenergizing lines and equipment for employee protection.
Grounding for the protection of employees.
Underground grounding.
Testing and test facilities.
Mechanical equipment, including aerial manlift equipment.
Overhead lines.
Line-clearance tree-trimming operations.
Brush chippers.
Sprayers and related equipment.
Stump cutters.
Backpack power units for use in pruning and clearing.
Rope.
Fall protection.
Communication facilities.
Substations.
Power generation.
Interlocks and other safety devices.
Changing brushes.
Access and working space.
Guarding of rooms containing electric supply equipment.
Guarding of energized parts.
Water or steam spaces.
Chemical cleaning of boilers and pressure vessels.
Chlorine systems.
Boilers.
Turbine generators.
Coal and ash handling.
Hydroplants and equipment.
Special conditions.
Capacitors.
Current transformer secondaries.
Series streetlighting.
Illumination.
Protection against drowning.
Employee protection in public work areas.
Backfeed.
Lasers.
Hydraulic fluids.
Foreign attachments and placards.
Trolley maintenance, jumpering or bypassing.
Rotorcraft/helicopter for power distribution and transmission line installation, construction and repair—Scope.
Definitions.
Briefing.
Signals.
Slings and tag lines.
Cargo hooks.
Personal protective equipment.
Wearing apparel.
Loose gear and objects.
Housekeeping.
Operator's responsibility.
Hooking and unhooking loads.
Static charge.
Load permitted.
Visibility.
Signal systems.
Approaching the helicopter.
In helicopter.
Sling and rigging.
Personnel.
Fires.
General.
Refueling operations.
Appendices.
Appendix A—Nonmandatory.
Appendix B—Protection from step and touch potentials—Nonmandatory.
Appendix C—Methods of inspecting and testing wood poles—Nonmandatory.
Reviser's note: Chapter 296-44 WAC Safety Standards—Electrical Construction code was absorbed into this chapter with the filing of WSR 98-07-009, filed 3/6/98, effective 5/6/98.