Chapter 296-800 WAC

Last Update: 1/3/17

SAFETY AND HEALTH CORE RULES

WAC Sections

296-800-100Introduction.
EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITIES: SAFE WORKPLACE
296-800-110Employer responsibilities: Safe workplace—Summary.
296-800-11005Provide a workplace free from recognized hazards.
296-800-11010Provide and use means to make your workplace safe.
296-800-11015Prohibit employees from entering, or being in, any workplace that is not safe.
296-800-11020Construct your workplace so it is safe.
296-800-11025Prohibit alcohol and narcotics from your workplace.
296-800-11030Prohibit employees from using tools and equipment that are not safe.
296-800-11035Establish, supervise, and enforce rules that lead to a safe and healthy work environment that are effective in practice.
296-800-11040Control chemical agents.
296-800-11045Protect employees from biological agents.
EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITIES
296-800-120Rule.
296-800-12005Employee responsibilities.
SAFETY COMMITTEES AND SAFETY MEETINGS
296-800-130Safety committees/safety meetings—Summary.
296-800-13020Establish and conduct safety committees.
296-800-13025Follow these rules to conduct safety meetings.
ACCIDENT PREVENTION PROGRAM
296-800-140Accident prevention program.
296-800-14005Develop a formal, written accident prevention program.
296-800-14020Develop, supervise, implement, and enforce safety and health training programs that are effective in practice.
296-800-14025Make sure your accident prevention program is effective in practice.
FIRST-AID SUMMARY
296-800-150Rule summary.
296-800-15005Make sure that first-aid trained personnel are available to provide quick and effective first aid.
296-800-15020Make sure appropriate first-aid supplies are readily available.
296-800-15030Make sure emergency washing facilities are functional and readily accessible.
296-800-15035Inspect and activate your emergency washing facilities.
296-800-15040Make sure supplemental flushing equipment provides sufficient water.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
296-800-160Summary.
296-800-16002Compliance duties owed to each employee.
296-800-16005Do a hazard assessment for PPE.
296-800-16010Document your hazard assessment for PPE.
296-800-16015Select appropriate PPE for your employees.
296-800-16020Provide PPE to your employees.
296-800-16025Train your employees to use PPE.
296-800-16030Retrain employees to use PPE, if necessary.
296-800-16035Document PPE training.
296-800-16040Require your employees to use necessary PPE on the job.
296-800-16045Keep PPE in safe and good condition.
296-800-16050Make sure your employees use appropriate eye and face protection.
296-800-16055Make sure your employees use appropriate head protection.
296-800-16060Make sure your employees use appropriate foot protection.
296-800-16065Make sure your employees use appropriate hand protection.
296-800-16070Make sure your employees are protected from drowning.
EMPLOYERCHEMICAL HAZARD COMMUNICATION INTRODUCTION
Note:
WAC 296-800-170 through 296-800-17055 have been repealed. Please refer to chapter 296-901 WAC Globally harmonized system for hazard communication.
296-800-180Safety data sheets (SDSs) as exposure records.
296-800-18005Preserve exposure records for at least 30 years.
296-800-18010Inform current employees of exposure records.
296-800-18015Provide access to exposure records.
296-800-18020Transfer records when ceasing to do business.
SAFETY BULLETIN BOARD
296-800-190Summary/rule.
296-800-19005Provide a safety bulletin board in your workplace.
WISHA POSTER
296-800-200WISHA poster.
296-800-20005Post and keep a WISHA poster in your workplace.
LIGHTING
296-800-210Lighting.
296-800-21005Provide and maintain adequate lighting.
HOUSEKEEPING, DRAINAGE, AND STORAGE
296-800-220Housekeeping, drainage, and storage—Summary.
HOUSEKEEPING
296-800-22005Keep your workplace clean.
296-800-22010Sweep and clean your workplace to minimize dust.
296-800-22015Keep your workplace free of obstacles that interfere with cleaning.
296-800-22020Control pests in your workplace.
296-800-22022Make sure floors are maintained in a safe condition.
DRAINAGE
296-800-22025Keep your workroom floors dry, when practical.
296-800-22030Provide proper drainage.
STORAGE AREAS
296-800-22035Store things safely.
296-800-22040Control vegetation in your storage areas.
SANITATION AND HYGIENE FACILITIES AND PROCEDURES
296-800-230Summary.
DRINKING WATER
296-800-23005Provide safe drinking (potable) water in your workplace.
296-800-23010Clearly mark the water outlets that are not fit for drinking (nonpotable).
296-800-23015Make sure that systems delivering not-fit-for-drinking (nonpotable) water prevent backflow into drinking water systems.
BATHROOMS AND WASHING FACILITIES
296-800-23020Provide bathrooms for your employees.
296-800-23025Provide convenient and clean washing facilities.
EATING AREAS AND FOOD SERVICE
296-800-23040Make sure eating areas are safe and healthy.
296-800-23045Follow these requirements if you provide food service to your employees.
GARBAGE AND WASTE DISPOSAL
296-800-23050Dispose of garbage and waste safely.
296-800-23055Remove garbage and waste in a way that does not create a health hazard.
LUNCHROOMS AND PERSONAL SERVICE ROOMS
296-800-23060Provide a separate lunchroom if employees are exposed to toxic substances if they are allowed to eat and drink on the job site.
296-800-23065Provide showers when required for employees working with chemicals.
296-800-23070Provide change rooms when required.
296-800-23075Make sure any work clothes you provide are dry.
ENVIRONMENTAL TOBACCO SMOKE IN THE OFFICE
296-800-240Summary.
296-800-24005Prohibit tobacco smoke in your office work environment.
STAIRS AND STAIR RAILINGS SUMMARY
296-800-250Summary.
296-800-25005Provide fixed stairs where required.
296-800-25010Provide stairs that minimize hazards.
296-800-25015Provide handrails and stair railings.
FLOOR OPENINGS, FLOOR HOLES AND OPEN-SIDED FLOORS
296-800-260Summary.
296-800-26005Guard or cover floor openings and floor holes.
296-800-26010Protect open-sided floors and platforms.
WORKPLACE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
296-800-270Summary.
296-800-27005Do not overload floors or roofs.
296-800-27010Make sure that floors are safe.
296-800-27015Make sure floors can support equipment that moves or has motion.
296-800-27020Post approved load limits (weight limits) for floors.
BASIC ELECTRICAL RULES
296-800-280Basic electrical rules.
296-800-28005Inspect all electrical equipment your employees use to make sure the equipment is safe.
296-800-28010Make sure all electrical equipment is used for its approved or listed purpose.
296-800-28015Make sure electrical equipment used or located in wet or damp locations is designed for such use.
296-800-28020Make sure electrical equipment that is not marked is not used.
296-800-28022Identify disconnecting means.
296-800-28025Maintain electrical fittings, boxes, cabinets and outlets in good condition.
296-800-28027Working space around electrical equipment.
296-800-28030Maintain all flexible cords and cables in good condition and use safely.
296-800-28035Guard electrical equipment to prevent your employees from electrical hazards.
296-800-28040Make sure electrical equipment is effectively grounded.
296-800-28045Make sure electrical equipment has overcurrent protection.
PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
296-800-300Summary—Portable fire extinguishers.
296-800-30005Provide portable fire extinguishers in your workplace.
296-800-30010Select and distribute portable fire extinguishers in your workplace.
296-800-30015Make sure that portable fire extinguishers are kept fully charged, in operable condition, and left in their designated places.
296-800-30020Inspect and test all portable fire extinguishers.
296-800-30025Train your employees to use portable fire extinguishers.
EXIT ROUTES AND EMPLOYEE ALARM SYSTEMS
296-800-310Summary.
EXIT ROUTES
296-800-31005Provide an adequate number of exit routes.
296-800-31010Make sure that exit routes are large enough.
296-800-31015Make sure that exit routes meet their specific design and construction requirements.
296-800-31020Make sure that each exit route leads outside.
296-800-31025Provide unobstructed access to exit routes.
296-800-31030Exit doors must be readily opened from the inside.
296-800-31035Use side-hinged doors to connect rooms to exit routes.
296-800-31040Provide outdoor exit routes that meet these requirements.
296-800-31045Minimize danger to employees while they are using emergency exit routes.
296-800-31050Mark exits adequately.
296-800-31053Provide adequate lighting for exit routes and signs.
296-800-31055Maintain the fire retardant properties of paints or other coatings.
296-800-31060Maintain emergency safeguards.
296-800-31065Maintain exit routes during construction and repair.
296-800-31067Provide doors in freezer or refrigerated rooms that open from the inside.
296-800-31070Install and maintain an appropriate employee alarm system.
296-800-31075Establish procedures for sounding emergency alarms.
296-800-31080Test the employee alarm system.
ACCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATING
296-800-320Summary.
296-800-32010Make sure equipment involved in a work-related accident is not moved.
296-800-32015Assign people to assist the department of labor and industries.
296-800-32020Conduct a preliminary investigation for all serious injuries.
296-800-32025Document the preliminary investigation findings.
RELEASING ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REPORTS
296-800-330Releasing accident investigation reports.
PROTECTING THE IDENTITY OF THE SOURCE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
296-800-340Protecting the identity of the source of confidential information.
USING STANDARDS FROM NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND FEDERAL AGENCIES
296-800-360Rule.
296-800-36005Comply with standards national organizations or of federal agencies when referenced in WISHA rules.
296-800-370Definitions.
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