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PDFWAC 110-305-4350

Electrical outlets, cords and power strips.

(1) For any program that does not operate on public or private school premises, the licensee must:
(a) Use electrical outlets that are in good working order without exposed wires or broken covers;
(b) Install interior outlets near sinks, tubs or toilets that are:
(i) Tamper-resistant ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) type; or
(ii) Made inaccessible to the children.
(2) For all licensed programs, electrical cords must be:
(a) Secured to prevent a tripping hazard;
(b) In good working order, not torn or frayed and without any exposed wire; and
(c) Plugged directly into an outlet, or a surge protector that is plugged directly into an outlet.
(3) Power strips with a surge protector may be used and must be made inaccessible to the children.
(4) Extension cords may be used only for a brief or temporary purpose and must be plugged into an outlet or into a surge protected power strip.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-305-4350, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, chapter 43.215 RCW, 2016 c 231, and Governor Inslee's Directive 16-06. WSR 17-22-053, § 170-297-4350, filed 10/25/17, effective 11/25/17. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 12-23-057, § 170-297-4350, filed 11/19/12, effective 12/20/12.]
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