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Chapter 296-307 WAC

Last Update: 12/14/23

SAFETY STANDARDS FOR AGRICULTURE

WAC Sections

FIELD OPERATIONS AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Part A
General and Educational Requirements
HTMLPDF296-307-003Navigating this chapter.
HTMLPDF296-307-006Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-009Definitions that apply to this chapter.
HTMLPDF296-307-012Equipment approved by a nonstate organization.
HTMLPDF296-307-018Employer responsibilities.
HTMLPDF296-307-021Employee responsibilities.
HTMLPDF296-307-024Applying for a variance.
Part B
Accident Prevention Program; First-aid Requirements; Safe Place Standard
HTMLPDF296-307-030Required elements of an accident prevention program.
HTMLPDF296-307-033Requirements for how often safety meetings must be held.
HTMLPDF296-307-036Items to go on the safety bulletin board.
HTMLPDF296-307-039First-aid rule summary.
HTMLPDF296-307-03905Make sure that first-aid trained personnel are available to provide quick and effective first aid.
HTMLPDF296-307-03920Make sure appropriate first-aid supplies are readily available.
HTMLPDF296-307-03930Make sure emergency washing facilities are functional and readily accessible.
HTMLPDF296-307-03935Inspect and activate emergency washing facilities.
HTMLPDF296-307-03940Make sure supplemental flushing equipment provides sufficient water.
HTMLPDF296-307-03945Definitions.
HTMLPDF296-307-045Requirements for safe place standard.
Part C
Hand Tools
HTMLPDF296-307-050Requirements that apply to hand tools.
Part D
Ladders, Bulk Storage, Pits, and Trenches
HTMLPDF296-307-055Ladders.
HTMLPDF296-307-05501Ladder care and maintenance.
HTMLPDF296-307-05503Instructing employees on the use of ladders.
HTMLPDF296-307-05505Use of orchard ladders.
HTMLPDF296-307-05507Ladder requirements.
HTMLPDF296-307-060Requirements that apply to job-made ladders.
HTMLPDF296-307-061Requirements that apply to working around bins, bunkers, hoppers, tanks, pits, and trenches.
Part E
Vehicles and Farm Field Equipment
HTMLPDF296-307-065Identification of slow-moving vehicles.
HTMLPDF296-307-070Motor vehicles.
HTMLPDF296-307-07001Motor vehicle maintenance.
HTMLPDF296-307-07003Motor vehicle operation.
HTMLPDF296-307-07005Qualifications to operate motor vehicle.
HTMLPDF296-307-07007Requirements that apply to motor vehicle brakes.
HTMLPDF296-307-07009Loading and unloading motor vehicles.
HTMLPDF296-307-07011Required safety equipment for motor vehicles.
HTMLPDF296-307-07013Rules that apply to vehicles used to transport employees.
HTMLPDF296-307-073Requirements that apply to changing and charging, and storage of batteries.
HTMLPDF296-307-076Guarding farm field equipment.
Part F
Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) for Tractors
HTMLPDF296-307-080Rollover protective structures (ROPS) for tractors.
HTMLPDF296-307-08003Agricultural tractors covered by this section.
HTMLPDF296-307-08006Definitions that apply to rollover protective structures (ROPS) for agricultural tractors.
HTMLPDF296-307-08009Requirements that apply to the testing and performance of ROPS used on agricultural tractors.
HTMLPDF296-307-08012Requirements that apply to seatbelts used with ROPS on agricultural tractors.
HTMLPDF296-307-08015ROPS requirements that apply to agricultural tractors.
HTMLPDF296-307-08018Required employee training that apply to ROPS used on agricultural tractors.
HTMLPDF296-307-08021Requirements that apply to ROPS used on agricultural tractors.
HTMLPDF296-307-085Requirements for ROPS to be provided for material handling equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-090Requirements that apply to overhead protection for operators of agricultural and industrial tractors.
Part G
Field Sanitation
HTMLPDF296-307-095Field sanitation.
HTMLPDF296-307-09503Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-09506Definitions that apply to this section.
HTMLPDF296-307-09509Required field sanitation training.
HTMLPDF296-307-09512The employer must provide potable water sources.
HTMLPDF296-307-09515Handwashing facilities.
HTMLPDF296-307-09518Toilet facilities.
Part G-1
HTMLPDF296-307-097Outdoor heat exposure.
HTMLPDF296-307-09710Scope and purpose.
HTMLPDF296-307-09720Definitions.
HTMLPDF296-307-09730Employer and employee responsibility.
HTMLPDF296-307-09735Access to shade.
HTMLPDF296-307-09740Drinking water.
HTMLPDF296-307-09745Acclimatization.
HTMLPDF296-307-09747High heat procedures.
HTMLPDF296-307-09750Responding to signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.
HTMLPDF296-307-09760Information and training.
HTMLPDF296-307-098Wildfire smoke.
HTMLPDF296-307-09805Purpose and scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-09810Definitions.
HTMLPDF296-307-09815Identification of harmful exposures.
HTMLPDF296-307-09820Hazard communication.
HTMLPDF296-307-09825Information and training.
HTMLPDF296-307-09830Exposure symptom response.
HTMLPDF296-307-09835Exposure controls.
HTMLPDF296-307-09840Respiratory protection.
HTMLPDF296-307-09845Measuring PM2.5 levels at the worksite.
HTMLPDF296-307-09850Appendix A: Protection from wildfire smoke information and training (mandatory).
HTMLPDF296-307-09860Appendix B: Calculating the Air Quality Index for PM2.5 (nonmandatory).
Part H
Personal Protective Equipment
HTMLPDF296-307-100Personal protective equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-10005Personal protective equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-10010Requirements that apply to eye protection.
HTMLPDF296-307-10015Requirements for personal protective equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-10020Preventing heat-related illnesses.
HTMLPDF296-307-10025Training for personal protective equipment.
Part I
Worker Protection Standard
HTMLPDF296-307-108General provisions.
HTMLPDF296-307-10805Federal worker protection standardWashington state department of labor and industries.
HTMLPDF296-307-10810Scope and purpose40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.301.
HTMLPDF296-307-10815Applicability40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.303.
HTMLPDF296-307-10820Definitions40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.305.
HTMLPDF296-307-10825Agricultural employer duties40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.309.
HTMLPDF296-307-10830Display requirements for pesticide safety information and pesticide application and hazard information40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.311.
HTMLPDF296-307-10835Commercial pesticide handler employer duties40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.313.
HTMLPDF296-307-10840Prohibited actions40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.315.
HTMLPDF296-307-10845Violations of this part40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.317.
Requirements for Protection of Agricultural Workers
HTMLPDF296-307-109Requirements for protection of agricultural workers.
HTMLPDF296-307-10905Training requirements for workers40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.401.
HTMLPDF296-307-10910Establishment-specific information for workers40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.403.
HTMLPDF296-307-10915Entry restrictions associated with pesticide applications40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.405.
HTMLPDF296-307-10920Worker entry restrictions after pesticide applications40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.407.
HTMLPDF296-307-10925Oral and posted notification of worker entry restrictions40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.409.
HTMLPDF296-307-10930Decontamination supplies for workers40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.411.
Requirements for the Protection of Agricultural Pesticide Handlers
HTMLPDF296-307-112Requirements for protection of agricultural pesticide handlers.
HTMLPDF296-307-11205Training requirements for handlers40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.501.
HTMLPDF296-307-11210Knowledge of labeling, application-specific, and establishment-specific information for handlers40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.503.
HTMLPDF296-307-11215Requirements during applications to protect handlers, workers, and other persons40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.505.
HTMLPDF296-307-11220Personal protective equipment40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.507.
HTMLPDF296-307-11225Decontamination and eye flushing supplies for handlers40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.509.
Exemptions, Exceptions and Equivalency
HTMLPDF296-307-114Exemptions, exceptions and equivalency.
HTMLPDF296-307-11405Exemptions40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.601.
HTMLPDF296-307-11410Exceptions for entry by workers during restricted-entry intervals40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.603.
HTMLPDF296-307-11415Agricultural employer responsibilities to protect workers entering treated areas during a restricted-entry interval40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.605.
HTMLPDF296-307-11420Exceptions to personal protective equipment requirements specified on pesticide product labeling40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.607.
Part J
Pesticides Recordkeeping
HTMLPDF296-307-145Pesticides recordkeeping.
HTMLPDF296-307-14505Recordkeeping for pesticide applications.
HTMLPDF296-307-14510Sample pesticide storage record.
Part J-1
Cholinesterase Monitoring
HTMLPDF296-307-148Scope and summary.
HTMLPDF296-307-14805Maintain handling records for covered pesticides.
HTMLPDF296-307-14810Implement a medical monitoring program.
HTMLPDF296-307-14815Identify a physician or other licensed health care professional.
HTMLPDF296-307-14820Make cholinesterase testing available.
HTMLPDF296-307-14825Respond to depressed cholinesterase levels.
HTMLPDF296-307-14830Provide medical removal protection benefits.
HTMLPDF296-307-14835Maintain records.
HTMLPDF296-307-14840Provide training.
HTMLPDF296-307-14845Implementation plan.
Part K
Working Near Overhead Lines
HTMLPDF296-307-150Employees working near overhead lines.
HTMLPDF296-307-15003Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-15006Clearance and safeguards required to protect employees working near overhead lines.
HTMLPDF296-307-15009Signs an employer must post to warn employees working near overhead lines.
HTMLPDF296-307-15012The employer must notify the utility when employees are working near overhead lines.
Part L
Temporary Worker Housing (TWH)
HTMLPDF296-307-161Temporary worker housing and cherry harvest camps.
HTMLPDF296-307-16101Purpose and applicability.
HTMLPDF296-307-16103Definitions.
HTMLPDF296-307-16104Technical assistanceNotice of violation.
HTMLPDF296-307-16115Maximum capacity for TWH occupants.
HTMLPDF296-307-16120Variance and procedure.
HTMLPDF296-307-16125Temporary worker housing sites and cherry harvest campsites.
HTMLPDF296-307-16127TWH management plan.
HTMLPDF296-307-16130Water supply.
HTMLPDF296-307-16135Sewage disposal.
HTMLPDF296-307-16140Electricity and lighting.
HTMLPDF296-307-16145Building requirements and maintenance.
HTMLPDF296-307-16146Ventilation.
HTMLPDF296-307-16147Tents.
HTMLPDF296-307-16149Carbon monoxide alarms, smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers.
HTMLPDF296-307-16150Laundry facilities.
HTMLPDF296-307-16155Handwashing and bathing facilities.
HTMLPDF296-307-16160Toilet facilities.
HTMLPDF296-307-16165Cooking and food-handling facilities.
HTMLPDF296-307-16170Cots, beds, bedding, and personal storage.
HTMLPDF296-307-16175First aid and safety.
HTMLPDF296-307-16180Refuse (waste) disposal.
HTMLPDF296-307-16185Insect and rodent control.
HTMLPDF296-307-16190Disease prevention and control.
INDOOR OPERATIONS
Part M
Guarding Tools and Equipment; Farm Shops; Materials Handling
HTMLPDF296-307-18005Guarding fan blades.
HTMLPDF296-307-18010Guarding constant-running drives.
HTMLPDF296-307-18015Training an employer must provide for employees who use agricultural equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-18020Machine controls.
HTMLPDF296-307-18025Steam pipe guarding.
HTMLPDF296-307-185Guarding powered saws.
HTMLPDF296-307-18503Powered saws.
HTMLPDF296-307-18506Guarding band saws.
HTMLPDF296-307-18509Guarding radial arm saws.
HTMLPDF296-307-18512Guarding table saws.
HTMLPDF296-307-18515Guarding circular fuel-wood saws.
HTMLPDF296-307-190Guarding bench grinders, abrasive wheels, and portable grinders.
HTMLPDF296-307-19003Definitions that apply to this section.
HTMLPDF296-307-19006Guarding abrasive wheels.
HTMLPDF296-307-19009The use, mounting, and guarding rules for abrasive wheels.
HTMLPDF296-307-19012Flanges.
HTMLPDF296-307-19015Guarding vertical portable grinders.
HTMLPDF296-307-19018Guarding other portable grinders.
HTMLPDF296-307-195Grounding and "dead man" controls for hand-held portable power tools.
HTMLPDF296-307-200Compressed air.
HTMLPDF296-307-20005Compressed air for cleaning.
HTMLPDF296-307-20010Compressed air tools.
HTMLPDF296-307-205Guarding portable powered tools.
HTMLPDF296-307-20505Guarding portable powered tools.
HTMLPDF296-307-20510Switches and controls on portable powered tools.
HTMLPDF296-307-20515Pneumatic powered tools and hose.
HTMLPDF296-307-220Power lawnmowers.
HTMLPDF296-307-22003Definitions that apply to this section.
HTMLPDF296-307-22006Guarding power lawnmowers.
HTMLPDF296-307-22009Walk-behind and riding rotary mowers.
HTMLPDF296-307-22012Walk-behind rotary mowers.
HTMLPDF296-307-22015Riding rotary mowers.
HTMLPDF296-307-225Jacks.
HTMLPDF296-307-22503Definitions that apply to this section.
HTMLPDF296-307-22506The rated load must be marked on a jack.
HTMLPDF296-307-22509Operation and maintenance of jacks.
HTMLPDF296-307-230General requirements for materials handling and storage.
HTMLPDF296-307-232Conveyors.
Part N
Sanitation for Indoor Workplaces
HTMLPDF296-307-240Sanitation for fixed, indoor workplaces.
HTMLPDF296-307-24001The employer must comply with state health regulations.
HTMLPDF296-307-24003Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-24006Definitions that apply to this section.
HTMLPDF296-307-24009Housekeeping requirements that apply to fixed, indoor workplaces.
HTMLPDF296-307-24012Maintenance of potable water supply.
HTMLPDF296-307-24015Maintenance of nonpotable water supply.
HTMLPDF296-307-24018Toilet facilities.
HTMLPDF296-307-24021Employer provided washing facilities.
HTMLPDF296-307-24024Lavatories.
HTMLPDF296-307-24027Employer provided change rooms.
HTMLPDF296-307-24030Consumption of food and beverages in the workplace.
HTMLPDF296-307-24033Waste storage and removal.
HTMLPDF296-307-24036Employer vermin control programs.
Part O
Walking Working Surfaces; Fixed Industrial Stairs; Aerial Manlifts
HTMLPDF296-307-250Walking working surfaces, elevated walkways, and platforms.
HTMLPDF296-307-25003Definitions that apply to this section.
HTMLPDF296-307-25006When railings may be omitted.
HTMLPDF296-307-25009Protection an employer must provide for openings.
HTMLPDF296-307-25012Protection an employer must provide for openings and holes.
HTMLPDF296-307-25015Protection an employer must provide for open-sided floors, platforms, and runways.
HTMLPDF296-307-25018Requirements that apply to stairway railings and guards.
HTMLPDF296-307-25021Standard railing construction.
HTMLPDF296-307-25024Stair railing construction.
HTMLPDF296-307-25027Requirements for railing dimensions.
HTMLPDF296-307-25030Requirements that apply to toeboards.
HTMLPDF296-307-25033Handrails and railings construction.
HTMLPDF296-307-25036Materials for floor opening covers.
HTMLPDF296-307-25039Constructing and mounting skylight screens.
HTMLPDF296-307-25042Protection the employer is required to provide for openings.
HTMLPDF296-307-260Fixed industrial stairs.
HTMLPDF296-307-26003Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-26006Definitions that apply to this section.
HTMLPDF296-307-26009How to determine if fixed stairs are required.
HTMLPDF296-307-26012Spiral stairs.
HTMLPDF296-307-26015Strength requirements for fixed stairs.
HTMLPDF296-307-26018Width requirements for fixed stairs.
HTMLPDF296-307-26021Angle requirements for installing stairways.
HTMLPDF296-307-26024Requirements that apply to stair treads.
HTMLPDF296-307-26027Requirements that apply to the length of stairways.
HTMLPDF296-307-26030Requirements that apply to railings and handrails on fixed stairs.
HTMLPDF296-307-26033Requirements that apply to alternating tread-type stairs.
HTMLPDF296-307-26036Other requirements that apply to fixed stairs.
HTMLPDF296-307-270Aerial manlift equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-27005Requirements that apply to aerial manlift equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-27010Requirements that apply to using aerial manlift equipment.
Part P
Guarding Power Transmission Machinery
HTMLPDF296-307-280Guarding power transmission machinery.
HTMLPDF296-307-28002Power transmission belts covered by this section.
HTMLPDF296-307-28004Definition of guarded by location.
HTMLPDF296-307-28006General requirements that apply to machine guarding.
HTMLPDF296-307-28014Requirements that apply to prime-mover guards.
HTMLPDF296-307-28016Guarding shafting.
HTMLPDF296-307-28018Guarding pulleys.
HTMLPDF296-307-28020Guarding horizontal belt, rope, and chain drives.
HTMLPDF296-307-28022Guarding overhead horizontal belt, rope, and chain drives.
HTMLPDF296-307-28024Guarding vertical and inclined belts.
HTMLPDF296-307-28026Guarding cone-pulley belts.
HTMLPDF296-307-28028Guarding belt tighteners.
HTMLPDF296-307-28030Guarding gears, sprockets, and chains.
HTMLPDF296-307-28032Guarding friction drives.
HTMLPDF296-307-28034Guarding keys, set screws, and other projections.
HTMLPDF296-307-28036Guarding collars and couplings.
HTMLPDF296-307-28038Self-lubricating bearings.
HTMLPDF296-307-28040Guarding clutches, cutoff couplings, and clutch pulleys.
HTMLPDF296-307-28042Guarding belt shifters, clutches, shippers, poles, perches, and fasteners.
HTMLPDF296-307-28044Materials required to use standard guards.
HTMLPDF296-307-28046Manufacturing standard guards.
HTMLPDF296-307-28048Disk, shield, and U-guards.
HTMLPDF296-307-28050Materials used for guards.
HTMLPDF296-307-28052Wood guards.
HTMLPDF296-307-28054Materials used for guarding horizontal overhead belts.
HTMLPDF296-307-28056Clearance maintained between guards and power transmission machinery.
HTMLPDF296-307-28058Construction of overhead rope and chain-drive guards.
HTMLPDF296-307-28060Materials used for guardrails and toeboards.
HTMLPDF296-307-28062Shafting maintenance.
HTMLPDF296-307-28064Pulley maintenance.
HTMLPDF296-307-28066Belt maintenance.
HTMLPDF296-307-28068Maintenance for other equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-290Auger conveying equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-29005Requirements that apply to auger conveying equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-29010Other requirements that apply to auger conveying equipment manufactured after October 25, 1976.
HTMLPDF296-307-300Guarding farmstead equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-30003Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-30006Guarding power takeoff shafts of farmstead equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-30009Guarding other power transmission components of farmstead equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-30012Guarding functional components of farmstead equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-30015Removing guards on farmstead equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-30018Requirements that apply to electrical control used for maintaining and servicing farmstead equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-30021Additional guarding requirements that apply to farmstead equipment.
Part Q
Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout-tagout)
HTMLPDF296-307-320Control of hazardous energy (lockout-tagout).
HTMLPDF296-307-32001Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-32003Operations not in scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-32005Definitions that apply to this section.
HTMLPDF296-307-32007Required elements of an energy control program.
HTMLPDF296-307-32009Employer requirements for determining when to use lockout vs. tagout.
HTMLPDF296-307-32011Requirements that must be met to substitute tagout for lockout.
HTMLPDF296-307-32013Required elements for energy control procedures.
HTMLPDF296-307-32015Requirements that apply to lockout and tagout devices and materials.
HTMLPDF296-307-32017Inspecting the energy control procedure.
HTMLPDF296-307-32019General requirements that apply to energy control program training and communication.
HTMLPDF296-307-32021Additional requirements that apply to tagout training and communication.
HTMLPDF296-307-32023Employee retraining.
HTMLPDF296-307-32025Retention of training records.
HTMLPDF296-307-32027Qualifications to perform lockout or tagout.
HTMLPDF296-307-32029Notification of lockout and tagout.
HTMLPDF296-307-32031Order of events for lockout or tagout procedures.
HTMLPDF296-307-32033Order of events to be followed to remove lockout or tagout devices.
HTMLPDF296-307-32035Testing and positioning machines and equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-32037Outside servicing contractors.
HTMLPDF296-307-32039Group lockout or tagout.
HTMLPDF296-307-32041Lockout/tagout during shift changes.
Part R
Safety Color Coding; Accident Prevention Signs and Tags
HTMLPDF296-307-330Safety color coding; accident prevention signs and tags.
HTMLPDF296-307-33001Definitions that apply to this section.
HTMLPDF296-307-33003Use of red in safety color coding.
HTMLPDF296-307-33005Use of yellow in safety color coding.
HTMLPDF296-307-33007Use of "danger" versus "caution" on signs and tags.
HTMLPDF296-307-33009Design and color specifications for accident prevention signs.
HTMLPDF296-307-33011Proper uses of accident prevention tags.
Part S
Fire Protection and Ignition Sources; Exit Routes
HTMLPDF296-307-340Portable fire extinguishers.
HTMLPDF296-307-34003Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-34006Exemption from the requirements of this section.
HTMLPDF296-307-34009Portable fire extinguishers.
HTMLPDF296-307-34012Selection and distribution of portable fire extinguishers.
HTMLPDF296-307-34015Inspection, maintenance and testing of portable fire extinguishers.
HTMLPDF296-307-34018Hydrostatic testing.
HTMLPDF296-307-34021Training requirements for portable fire extinguishers.
HTMLPDF296-307-345Employee alarm systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-34503Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-34506Employee alarm systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-34509Installation and restoration requirements for employee alarm systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-34512Employee alarm system maintenance and testing.
HTMLPDF296-307-34515Location(s) of manually operated devices.
HTMLPDF296-307-350Exit routes.
HTMLPDF296-307-35003Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-35006Definitions apply to this section.
HTMLPDF296-307-35009Design requirements for exit routes.
HTMLPDF296-307-35012Operation and maintenance requirements for exit routes.
HTMLPDF296-307-35015Emergency action plan.
HTMLPDF296-307-35018Fire prevention plan.
Part T
Electrical
HTMLPDF296-307-360Electrical.
HTMLPDF296-307-36005Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-36010Definitions that apply to this part.
HTMLPDF296-307-362General electrical requirements.
HTMLPDF296-307-36203The following electrical equipment must be approved.
HTMLPDF296-307-36206Determining electrical equipment safety.
HTMLPDF296-307-36209Guarding live parts.
HTMLPDF296-307-36212Workspace that must be provided by the employer.
HTMLPDF296-307-36215Splices.
HTMLPDF296-307-36218Protection provided against combustible materials.
HTMLPDF296-307-36221Marking electrical equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-36224Marking disconnecting means.
HTMLPDF296-307-36227Access and working space for electrical equipment of 600 volts, nominal, or less.
HTMLPDF296-307-36230Access and working space for electrical equipment over 600 volts, nominal.
HTMLPDF296-307-364Electrical installation and maintenance.
HTMLPDF296-307-36403Installation and maintenance of flexible cords and cables.
HTMLPDF296-307-36406Installation and maintenance of attachment plugs and receptacles.
HTMLPDF296-307-36409Safety measures employees must take when equipment causes electrical shock.
HTMLPDF296-307-36412Grounding and bonding requirements that apply to equipment installation and maintenance.
HTMLPDF296-307-36415Disconnecting means.
HTMLPDF296-307-36418Identification and load rating of electrical equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-36421Installing equipment in wet locations.
HTMLPDF296-307-366Wiring design and protection.
HTMLPDF296-307-36603Use and identification of grounded and grounding conductors.
HTMLPDF296-307-36606Ampere rating for outlet devices.
HTMLPDF296-307-36609Conductors.
HTMLPDF296-307-36612Design and protection requirements that apply to service-entrances.
HTMLPDF296-307-36615Overcurrent protection.
HTMLPDF296-307-36618Grounding for premises wiring systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-36621Grounding the conductor in AC premises wiring.
HTMLPDF296-307-36624General requirements that apply to grounding conductors.
HTMLPDF296-307-36627Continuous path to ground.
HTMLPDF296-307-36630Grounding supports, enclosures, and equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-36633Grounding fixed equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-36636Grounding high voltage systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-368Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use.
HTMLPDF296-307-36803Factory-assembled equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-36806Temporary wiring.
HTMLPDF296-307-36809Cable trays.
HTMLPDF296-307-36812Open wiring on insulators.
HTMLPDF296-307-36815Wiring requirements that apply to cabinets, boxes, and fittings.
HTMLPDF296-307-36818Switches.
HTMLPDF296-307-36821Location of switchboards and panelboards.
HTMLPDF296-307-36824Insulating conductors.
HTMLPDF296-307-36827Use of flexible cords and cables.
HTMLPDF296-307-36830Identification, splicing and termination of flexible cords and cables.
HTMLPDF296-307-36833Multiconductor portable cable.
HTMLPDF296-307-36836Use of fixture wires.
HTMLPDF296-307-36839Wiring for lighting fixtures, lampholders, lamps, and receptacles.
HTMLPDF296-307-36842Wiring for receptacles, cord connectors, and attachment plugs (caps).
HTMLPDF296-307-36845Wiring for appliances.
HTMLPDF296-307-36848Wiring for motors, motor circuits, and controllers.
HTMLPDF296-307-36851Wiring for transformers.
HTMLPDF296-307-36854Wiring for capacitors.
HTMLPDF296-307-36857Ventilation for stored batteries.
HTMLPDF296-307-36860Miscellaneous requirements that apply to wiring methods.
HTMLPDF296-307-370Special purpose equipment and installations.
HTMLPDF296-307-37003Cranes, hoists, and runways.
HTMLPDF296-307-37006Elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, and moving walks.
HTMLPDF296-307-37009Disconnecting means for electric welders.
HTMLPDF296-307-37012Electrically driven or controlled irrigation machines.
HTMLPDF296-307-372Hazardous (classified) locations.
HTMLPDF296-307-37203Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-37206Classifications that apply to this section.
HTMLPDF296-307-37209Equipment, wiring methods, and installations in hazardous locations.
HTMLPDF296-307-37212Installing conduit in hazardous locations.
HTMLPDF296-307-37215Equipment to be used in Division 1 and 2 locations.
HTMLPDF296-307-37218Motors and generators used in hazardous locations.
HTMLPDF296-307-374Special systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-37403Systems over 600 volts, nominal.
HTMLPDF296-307-37406Emergency power systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-37409Classification of Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 remote control, signaling, and power-limited circuits.
HTMLPDF296-307-37412Fire protective signaling systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-376Working on or near exposed energized parts.
HTMLPDF296-307-37603Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-37606Qualified person working on energized parts.
HTMLPDF296-307-37609Working near low voltage lines.
HTMLPDF296-307-37612Qualified persons working near overhead lines.
HTMLPDF296-307-37615Vehicles and mechanical equipment near overhead lines.
HTMLPDF296-307-37618Lighting for employees working near exposed energized parts.
HTMLPDF296-307-37621Working near exposed energized parts in confined spaces.
HTMLPDF296-307-37624Housekeeping requirements that apply to working near exposed energized parts.
HTMLPDF296-307-37627Qualified persons that may defeat an electrical safety interlock.
HTMLPDF296-307-378Safety-related work practices.
HTMLPDF296-307-37801Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-37803Training employees on safety practices.
HTMLPDF296-307-37805Identification and use of safety-related work practices.
HTMLPDF296-307-37807Work on exposed deenergized parts.
HTMLPDF296-307-37809An employer must have a written copy of lockout-tagout procedures.
HTMLPDF296-307-37811Deenergizing equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-37813Application of locks and tags.
HTMLPDF296-307-37815Verifying deenergization.
HTMLPDF296-307-37817Reenergizing equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-37819Portable electric equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-37821Electric power and lighting circuits.
HTMLPDF296-307-37823Test instruments and equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-37825Flammable materials.
HTMLPDF296-307-380Electrical protective equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-38003Use of protective equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-38006General protective equipment and tools.
HTMLPDF296-307-38009Manufacturing and marking requirements that apply to electrical protective devices.
HTMLPDF296-307-38012Electrical requirements that apply to electrical protective devices.
HTMLPDF296-307-38015Workmanship and finish requirements that apply to electrical protective devices.
HTMLPDF296-307-38018Use and maintenance of electrical protective devices.
SPECIALIZED OPERATIONS
Part U-1
Hazardous MaterialsAnhydrous Ammonia
HTMLPDF296-307-400Anhydrous ammonia.
HTMLPDF296-307-40001Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-40003Definitions that apply to this section.
HTMLPDF296-307-40005Storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia.
HTMLPDF296-307-40007Systems mounted on farm wagons (implements of husbandry) for the transportation of ammonia.
HTMLPDF296-307-40009Systems mounted on farm wagons (implements of husbandry) for the application of ammonia.
HTMLPDF296-307-40011Approved anhydrous ammonia equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-40013Construction, original test, and requalification of nonrefrigerated containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-40015Marking nonrefrigerated containers and systems (other than DOT containers).
HTMLPDF296-307-40017Locations for anhydrous ammonia containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-40019Container accessories.
HTMLPDF296-307-40021Piping, tubing, and fittings.
HTMLPDF296-307-40023Specifications for hoses.
HTMLPDF296-307-40025Safety-relief devices.
HTMLPDF296-307-40027Emergency precautions when handling anhydrous ammonia.
HTMLPDF296-307-40029Filling densities.
HTMLPDF296-307-40031Transfer of liquids.
HTMLPDF296-307-40033Tank car unloading points and operations.
HTMLPDF296-307-40035Liquid-level gauging device.
HTMLPDF296-307-40037Maintenance of aboveground uninsulated containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-40039Electrical equipment and wiring.
Part U-2
Hazardous MaterialsLiquified Petroleum Gas
HTMLPDF296-307-410Storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gases.
HTMLPDF296-307-41001Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-41003LP-gas installations not covered by this part.
HTMLPDF296-307-41005Definitions that apply to this part.
HTMLPDF296-307-41007Odorizing LP-gas.
HTMLPDF296-307-41009Approval of LP-gas containers and equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-41011Construction and test requirements for containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-41013Welding containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-41015Marking containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-41017Container locations.
HTMLPDF296-307-41019Valves and accessories.
HTMLPDF296-307-41021Piping, tubing, and fittings.
HTMLPDF296-307-41023Specifications for hoses.
HTMLPDF296-307-41025Safety devices.
HTMLPDF296-307-41027Construction and installation of indirect fired vaporizers.
HTMLPDF296-307-41029Construction and installation of atmospheric vaporizers.
HTMLPDF296-307-41031Construction and installation of direct gas-fired vaporizers.
HTMLPDF296-307-41033Construction and installation of direct gas-fired tank heaters.
HTMLPDF296-307-41035Construction and installation of dehydrators.
HTMLPDF296-307-41037Maximum filling densities.
HTMLPDF296-307-41039LP-gas in buildings.
HTMLPDF296-307-41041Transferring of liquids.
HTMLPDF296-307-41043Training for workers.
HTMLPDF296-307-41045Fire protection for LP-gas installations.
HTMLPDF296-307-41047Electrical requirements that apply to LP-gas installations.
HTMLPDF296-307-41049Liquid-level gauging devices.
HTMLPDF296-307-41051Requirements that apply to appliances.
HTMLPDF296-307-415Cylinder systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-41501Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-41503Cylinder system.
HTMLPDF296-307-41505Marking containers used in cylinder systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-41507Additional requirements that apply to cylinder systems installed outdoors.
HTMLPDF296-307-41509Additional requirements that apply to cylinder system installed indoors.
HTMLPDF296-307-41511Valves and accessories.
HTMLPDF296-307-41513Safety devices for cylinder systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-41515Other requirements that apply to cylinder systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-420Systems using non-DOT containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-42001Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-42003Design and classification of non-DOT containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-42005Valves and accessories, filler pipes, and discharge pipes for non-DOT containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-42007Additional requirements that apply to safety devices for non-DOT containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-42009Reinstallation of non-DOT containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-42011Maximum capacity for non-DOT containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-42013Installing non-DOT containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-42015Protecting non-DOT containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-42017Non-DOT containers in industrial plants.
HTMLPDF296-307-42019Container-charging plants.
HTMLPDF296-307-42021Fire protection for non-DOT containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-42023Other requirements that apply to non-DOT containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-425LP-gas as a motor fuel.
HTMLPDF296-307-42501Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-42503Using LP-gas used as a motor fuel.
HTMLPDF296-307-42505Design and classification of fuel containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-42507Installing fuel containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-42509Valves and accessories.
HTMLPDF296-307-42511Piping, tubing, and fittings.
HTMLPDF296-307-42513Safety devices.
HTMLPDF296-307-42515Vaporizers.
HTMLPDF296-307-42517Gas regulating and mixing equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-42519Maximum container capacity.
HTMLPDF296-307-42521Stationary engines used indoors.
HTMLPDF296-307-42523Portable engines used indoors.
HTMLPDF296-307-42525Industrial trucks used indoors.
HTMLPDF296-307-42527LP-gas-fueled vehicles to be garaged.
HTMLPDF296-307-430Storage of containers awaiting use or resale.
HTMLPDF296-307-43001Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-43003Storage of containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-43005Containers stored within buildings frequented by the public.
HTMLPDF296-307-43007Containers stored in buildings not frequented by the public.
HTMLPDF296-307-43009Containers stored within special buildings or rooms.
HTMLPDF296-307-43011Containers stored outdoors.
HTMLPDF296-307-43013Fire protection provided for stored containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-435LP-gas system installations on commercial vehicles.
HTMLPDF296-307-43501Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-43503Container construction.
HTMLPDF296-307-43505Maximum capacity allowed for LP-gas installations on commercial vehicles.
HTMLPDF296-307-43507Location of systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-43509Valves and accessories.
HTMLPDF296-307-43511Safety devices.
HTMLPDF296-307-43513Systems used on commercial vehicles.
HTMLPDF296-307-43515Enclosures and mounting.
HTMLPDF296-307-43517Piping, tubing, and fittings.
HTMLPDF296-307-43519Appliances.
HTMLPDF296-307-43521General precautions the employer must follow for LP-gas system installations on commercial vehicles.
HTMLPDF296-307-43523Containers to be charged.
HTMLPDF296-307-43525Fire protection for mobile cook units.
HTMLPDF296-307-440LP-gas service stations.
HTMLPDF296-307-44001Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-44003Design and classification of storage containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-44005Valves and accessories.
HTMLPDF296-307-44007Safety devices.
HTMLPDF296-307-44009Maximum capacity allowed for containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-44011Installation of storage containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-44013Protecting equipment against tampering.
HTMLPDF296-307-44015Transport truck unloading point.
HTMLPDF296-307-44017Piping, valves, and fittings.
HTMLPDF296-307-44019Pumps and accessory equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-44021LP-gas dispensing devices.
HTMLPDF296-307-44023Smoking is prohibited at LP-gas service stations.
HTMLPDF296-307-44025Fire protection at LP-gas service stations.
Part U-3
Other Hazardous Materials
Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks)
HTMLPDF296-307-445Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-450General requirements.
Construction
HTMLPDF296-307-45005Construct safe dip tanks.
Ventilation
HTMLPDF296-307-45010Provide proper ventilation for the vapor area.
HTMLPDF296-307-45015Additional precautions if recirculating ventilation system exhaust air into the workplace.
HTMLPDF296-307-45020Take additional precautions when using an exhaust hood.
Inspection
HTMLPDF296-307-45025Periodically inspect dip tanks and associated equipment and correct any deficiencies.
First Aid
HTMLPDF296-307-45030Make sure employees working near dip tanks know appropriate first-aid procedures.
Cleaning
HTMLPDF296-307-45035Prepare dip tanks before cleaning.
Welding
HTMLPDF296-307-45045Protect employees during welding, burning, or other work using open flames.
Liquids Harmful to Skin
HTMLPDF296-307-45050Protect employees that use liquids that may burn, irritate, or otherwise harm the skin.
HTMLPDF296-307-455Additional requirements for dip tanks using flammable or combustible liquids.
Construction
HTMLPDF296-307-45505Additional safeguards when constructing dip tanks.
HTMLPDF296-307-45510Provide overflow pipes.
HTMLPDF296-307-45515Provide bottom drains.
Fire Protection
HTMLPDF296-307-45520Fire protection in the vapor area.
HTMLPDF296-307-45525Additional fire protection for large dip tanks.
Electrical Wiring and Equipment and Sources of Ignition
HTMLPDF296-307-45535Prevention of static electricity sparks or arcs when adding liquids to a dip tank.
HTMLPDF296-307-45540Control ignition sources.
HTMLPDF296-307-45545Provide safe electrical wiring and equipment where the liquid can drip or splash.
Housekeeping
HTMLPDF296-307-45550Keep the area around dip tanks clear of combustible material and properly dispose of waste.
Heating Liquid
HTMLPDF296-307-45555Make sure heating the liquid in dip tanks does not cause a fire.
Heat Drying
HTMLPDF296-307-45560Make sure a heating system used for drying objects does not cause a fire.
Conveyors
HTMLPDF296-307-45565Make sure conveyor systems are safe.
HTMLPDF296-307-460Additional requirements for dip tanks used for specific processes.
Hardening or Tempering
HTMLPDF296-307-46005Meet specific requirements if using a hardening or tempering tank.
Vapor Degreasing
HTMLPDF296-307-46025Additional safeguards for vapor degreasing tanks.
Spray Cleaning or Degreasing
HTMLPDF296-307-46030Control liquid spray over an open surface cleaning or degreasing tank.
HTMLPDF296-307-465Definitions.
Part V
Welding
HTMLPDF296-307-475Welding, cutting, and brazing.
HTMLPDF296-307-47501Definitions that apply to this part.
HTMLPDF296-307-480Installation and operation of oxygen fuel gas systems for welding and cutting.
HTMLPDF296-307-48001Oxygen fuel gas systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-48003Portable cylinders.
HTMLPDF296-307-48005Storing compressed gas cylinders.
HTMLPDF296-307-48007Storing fuel-gas cylinders.
HTMLPDF296-307-48009Storing oxygen cylinders.
HTMLPDF296-307-48011Working with cylinders and containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-48013Safety devices on cylinders.
HTMLPDF296-307-48015Transporting cylinders.
HTMLPDF296-307-48017Handling cylinders.
HTMLPDF296-307-48019Cylinder valves.
HTMLPDF296-307-48021Cylinder regulators.
HTMLPDF296-307-48023Fuel-gas manifolds.
HTMLPDF296-307-48025High-pressure oxygen manifolds.
HTMLPDF296-307-48027Low-pressure oxygen manifolds.
HTMLPDF296-307-48029Manifolding portable outlet headers.
HTMLPDF296-307-48031Operating procedures for cylinder manifolds.
HTMLPDF296-307-48033Design of service piping systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-48035Piping joints.
HTMLPDF296-307-48037Installation of service piping systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-48039Painting and marking service piping systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-48041Testing service piping systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-48043Equipment installation.
HTMLPDF296-307-48045Protecting piping systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-48047Piping protective equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-48049Station outlet protective equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-48051Hose and hose connections.
HTMLPDF296-307-48053Pressure-reducing regulators.
HTMLPDF296-307-485Installation and operation of resistance welding equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-48501Resistance welding equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-48503Portable welding machines.
HTMLPDF296-307-48505Flash welding equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-48507Job hazard analysis.
HTMLPDF296-307-48509Maintenance of resistance welding equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-490Application, installation, and operation of arc welding and cutting equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-49001Environmental conditions required to be taken into account when selecting arc welding equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-49003Voltages when using arc welding equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-49005Designing arc welding equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-49007Installing arc welding equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-49009Grounding arc welding equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-49011Supply connections and conductors.
HTMLPDF296-307-49013Operating arc welding equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-49015Maintaining arc welding equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-495Fire prevention and protection.
HTMLPDF296-307-49501Basic fire prevention precautions.
HTMLPDF296-307-49503Special fire prevention precautions.
HTMLPDF296-307-49505Precautions to be taken when welding or cutting containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-49507Precautions to be taken when welding in confined spaces.
HTMLPDF296-307-500Protection of employees.
HTMLPDF296-307-50001Eye protection.
HTMLPDF296-307-50003Specifications for eye protection.
HTMLPDF296-307-50005Protective clothing for welders.
HTMLPDF296-307-50007Other requirements that apply to employee protection.
HTMLPDF296-307-50009Employee protection for work in confined spaces.
HTMLPDF296-307-50011General requirements that apply to welding ventilation.
HTMLPDF296-307-50013Ventilation must be provided for general welding and cutting.
HTMLPDF296-307-50015Local exhaust hoods and booths.
HTMLPDF296-307-50017Ventilation must be provided in confined spaces.
HTMLPDF296-307-50019Welding fluorine compounds.
HTMLPDF296-307-50021Welding zinc.
HTMLPDF296-307-50023Welding lead.
HTMLPDF296-307-50025Welding beryllium.
HTMLPDF296-307-50027Welding cadmium.
HTMLPDF296-307-50029Welding mercury.
Part W
Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)
HTMLPDF296-307-520Powered industrial trucks (forklifts).
HTMLPDF296-307-52001Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-52003Powered industrial truck.
HTMLPDF296-307-52005Manufacturer's requirements that apply to powered industrial trucks.
HTMLPDF296-307-52007Classifications of powered industrial trucks.
HTMLPDF296-307-52009The employer must consider the following before choosing a powered industrial truck.
HTMLPDF296-307-52011Requirements for determining which trucks to use in specific hazardous environments.
HTMLPDF296-307-52013Using converted trucks.
HTMLPDF296-307-52015Overhead safety guards.
HTMLPDF296-307-52017Load backrests.
HTMLPDF296-307-52019Requirements that apply to fuel handling and storage.
HTMLPDF296-307-52021Lighting for operating areas.
HTMLPDF296-307-52023Carbon monoxide gas levels.
HTMLPDF296-307-52025Dockboards (bridge plates).
HTMLPDF296-307-52027Loading trucks, trailers, and railroad cars with powered industrial trucks.
HTMLPDF296-307-52029Operator training requirements for powered industrial trucks.
HTMLPDF296-307-52030Additional (nonmandatory) information that may assist with powered industrial truck operator training.
HTMLPDF296-307-52031Operating powered industrial trucks.
HTMLPDF296-307-52033Use of trucks to open or close freight car doors.
HTMLPDF296-307-52035Lifting employees on the forks of trucks.
HTMLPDF296-307-52037Using platforms for hoisting employees.
HTMLPDF296-307-52039Traveling in a powered industrial truck.
HTMLPDF296-307-52041Traveling speeds of powered industrial trucks.
HTMLPDF296-307-52043Loading powered industrial trucks.
HTMLPDF296-307-52045Servicing powered industrial trucks.
HTMLPDF296-307-52047Maintaining powered industrial trucks.
Part X
Rim Wheel Servicing
HTMLPDF296-307-530Rim wheel servicing.
HTMLPDF296-307-53001Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-53003Definitions that apply to rim wheel servicing.
HTMLPDF296-307-53005Employer provided training for employees who service rim wheels.
HTMLPDF296-307-53007Restraining devices.
HTMLPDF296-307-53009Equipment an employer must provide for rim wheel servicing.
HTMLPDF296-307-53011Wheel component assembly.
HTMLPDF296-307-53013Safe operating procedures for servicing multipiece rim wheels.
HTMLPDF296-307-53015Safe operating procedures for servicing single-piece rim wheels.
HTMLPDF296-307-53017Ordering the OSHA charts.
Part Y
Occupational Health Standards
Part Y-1
Employer Chemical Hazard Communication
Note:
Chapter 296-307 WAC Safety standards for agriculture Part Y-1 Employer chemical hazard communication (WAC 296-307-550 through 296-307-55060) and Part Y-2 Material safety data sheets and label preparation (WAC 296-307-560 through 296-307-56050) have been repealed. Please refer to chapter 296-901 WAC Globally harmonized system for hazard communication.
Part Y-2
Material Safety Data Sheets and Label Preparation
Note:
Chapter 296-307 WAC Safety standards for agriculture Part Y-1 Employer chemical hazard communication (WAC 296-307-550 through 296-307-55060) and Part Y-2 Material safety data sheets and label preparation (WAC 296-307-560 through 296-307-56050) have been repealed. Please refer to chapter 296-901 WAC Globally harmonized system for hazard communication.
Part Y-3
Lighting
HTMLPDF296-307-570Lighting rule.
HTMLPDF296-307-57005Provide and maintain adequate lighting.
Part Y-4
Environmental Tobacco Smoke in the Office
HTMLPDF296-307-590Environmental tobacco smoke in the office—Summary.
HTMLPDF296-307-59005Prohibit tobacco smoke in the office work environment.
Part Y-5
Respirators
HTMLPDF296-307-594Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-596Respirator program administrator.
HTMLPDF296-307-59605Designate a program administrator.
HTMLPDF296-307-598Voluntary respirator use requirements.
HTMLPDF296-307-59805Make sure voluntary use of respirators is safe.
HTMLPDF296-307-59810Keep voluntary use program records.
HTMLPDF296-307-600Written respirator program and recordkeeping.
HTMLPDF296-307-60005Develop and maintain a written program.
HTMLPDF296-307-60010Keep respirator program records.
HTMLPDF296-307-602Respirator selection.
HTMLPDF296-307-60205Select and provide appropriate respirators.
HTMLPDF296-307-604Medical evaluations.
HTMLPDF296-307-60405Provide medical evaluations.
HTMLPDF296-307-606Fit testing.
HTMLPDF296-307-60605Conduct fit testing.
HTMLPDF296-307-608Training.
HTMLPDF296-307-60805Provide effective training.
HTMLPDF296-307-610Maintenance.
HTMLPDF296-307-61005Maintain respirators in a clean and reliable condition.
HTMLPDF296-307-61010Store respirators properly.
HTMLPDF296-307-61015Inspect and repair respirators.
HTMLPDF296-307-612Safe use and removal of respirators.
HTMLPDF296-307-61205Prevent sealing problems with tight-fitting respirators.
HTMLPDF296-307-61210Make sure employees leave the use area before removing respirators.
HTMLPDF296-307-614Standby requirements for immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH) conditions.
HTMLPDF296-307-61405Provide standby assistance in immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH) conditions.
HTMLPDF296-307-616Air quality for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and air-line respirators.
HTMLPDF296-307-61605Make sure breathing air and oxygen meet established specifications.
HTMLPDF296-307-61610Prevent conditions that could create a hazardous breathing air supply.
HTMLPDF296-307-61615Make sure compressors do not create a hazardous breathing air supply.
HTMLPDF296-307-618Labeling of air-purifying respirator filters, cartridges, and canisters.
HTMLPDF296-307-61805Keep labels readable on respirator filters, cartridges, and canisters during use.
HTMLPDF296-307-620Required procedures for respiratory protection program.
HTMLPDF296-307-62005Use this medical questionnaire for medical evaluations.
HTMLPDF296-307-62010Follow these fit-testing procedures for tight-fitting respirators.
HTMLPDF296-307-62015Follow procedures established for cleaning and disinfecting respirators.
HTMLPDF296-307-62020Follow procedures established for seal checking respirators.
HTMLPDF296-307-622Definitions.
Part Y-6
Respiratory Hazards
HTMLPDF296-307-624Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-626Evaluate and control employee exposures.
HTMLPDF296-307-62605Identify and evaluate respiratory hazards.
HTMLPDF296-307-62610Control employee exposures.
HTMLPDF296-307-62615Use respirators.
HTMLPDF296-307-62620Notify employees.
HTMLPDF296-307-62625Permissible exposure limits of air contaminants.
HTMLPDF296-307-628Definitions.
Part Y-7
Hearing Loss Prevention (Noise)
HTMLPDF296-307-630Scope.
Hearing Loss Prevention Program
HTMLPDF296-307-632Summary.
HTMLPDF296-307-63205Conduct employee noise exposure monitoring.
HTMLPDF296-307-63210Control employee noise exposures that equal or exceed 90 dBA TWA8.
HTMLPDF296-307-63215Make sure employees use hearing protection when their noise exposure equals or exceeds 85 dBA TWA8.
HTMLPDF296-307-63220Make sure exposed employees receive training about noise and hearing protection.
HTMLPDF296-307-63225Make sure warning signs are posted for areas where noise levels equal or exceed 115 dBA.
HTMLPDF296-307-63230Arrange for oversight of audiometric testing.
HTMLPDF296-307-63235Identification and correction of deficiencies in a hearing loss prevention program.
HTMLPDF296-307-63240Documenting hearing loss prevention activities.
Noise Measurement and Computation
HTMLPDF296-307-634Summary.
HTMLPDF296-307-63405Make sure that noise-measuring equipment meets recognized standards.
HTMLPDF296-307-63410Measure employee noise exposure.
HTMLPDF296-307-63415Use these equations when estimating full-day noise exposure from sound level measurements.
Audiometric Testing
HTMLPDF296-307-636Summary.
HTMLPDF296-307-63605Provide audiometric testing at no cost to employees.
HTMLPDF296-307-63610Establish a baseline audiogram for each exposed employee.
HTMLPDF296-307-63615Conduct annual audiograms.
HTMLPDF296-307-63620Review audiograms that indicate a standard threshold shift.
HTMLPDF296-307-63625Keep the baseline audiogram without revision, unless annual audiograms indicate a persistent threshold shift or a significant improvement in hearing.
HTMLPDF296-307-63630Make sure a record is kept of audiometric tests.
HTMLPDF296-307-63635Make sure audiometric testing equipment meets these requirements.
Options to Audiometric Testing
HTMLPDF296-307-638Summary.
HTMLPDF296-307-63805Conduct hearing protection audits at least quarterly.
HTMLPDF296-307-63810Make sure staff conducting audits are properly trained.
HTMLPDF296-307-63815Assess the hearing protection used by each employee during audits.
HTMLPDF296-307-63820Document hearing protection audits.
Third-party Audiometric Tests
HTMLPDF296-307-63825Make sure third-party hearing loss prevention programs meet the following requirements.
HTMLPDF296-307-640Noise definitions.
Part Y-8
Confined Spaces
HTMLPDF296-307-642Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-644Summary.
HTMLPDF296-307-64402Identify permit-required confined spaces.
HTMLPDF296-307-64404Inform employees and control entry to permit-required confined spaces.
HTMLPDF296-307-64406The employer must follow these requirements when contracting with another employer to enter its confined space.
Permit-required Confined Space Program
HTMLPDF296-307-646Summary.
HTMLPDF296-307-64602Develop a written permit-required confined space program.
HTMLPDF296-307-64604Meet these additional requirements if employees enter another employer's confined space.
Employee Training
HTMLPDF296-307-648Summary.
HTMLPDF296-307-64802Provide employee training.
HTMLPDF296-307-64804Certify employee proficiency.
Permit Entry Procedures
HTMLPDF296-307-650Summary.
HTMLPDF296-307-65002Implement procedures for entry permits.
HTMLPDF296-307-65004Use an entry permit that contains all required information.
HTMLPDF296-307-65006Keep and review entry permits.
HTMLPDF296-307-65008Prevent unauthorized entry.
HTMLPDF296-307-65010Provide, maintain, and use proper equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-65012Evaluate and control hazards for safe entry.
HTMLPDF296-307-65014Make sure adequate rescue and emergency services are available.
HTMLPDF296-307-65016Use nonentry rescue systems or methods whenever possible.
HTMLPDF296-307-65018Make sure entry supervisors perform their responsibilities and duties.
HTMLPDF296-307-65020Provide an attendant outside the permit-required confined space.
HTMLPDF296-307-65022Make sure entrants know the hazardous conditions and their duties.
HTMLPDF296-307-65024Implement procedures for ending entry.
HTMLPDF296-307-652Alternate entry procedures.
HTMLPDF296-307-65202Make sure the following conditions are met if using alternate entry procedures.
HTMLPDF296-307-65204Follow these alternate entry procedures for permit-required confined spaces.
HTMLPDF296-307-654Nonpermit confined spaces requirements.
HTMLPDF296-307-65402Follow these requirements when classifying a confined space as a nonpermit confined space.
HTMLPDF296-307-65404Reevaluate nonpermit confined spaces if hazards develop.
HTMLPDF296-307-656Definitions.
Part Y-10
Emergency Response
HTMLPDF296-307-704Scope.
HTMLPDF296-307-70410Planning.
HTMLPDF296-307-70415Training.
HTMLPDF296-307-70420Medical surveillance.
HTMLPDF296-307-70425Keep records.
HTMLPDF296-307-70430Incident requirements.
HTMLPDF296-307-70435Implement and maintain an incident command system (ICS).
HTMLPDF296-307-70440Prepare skilled support personnel.
HTMLPDF296-307-70445Make sure the incident commander oversees activities during the response.
HTMLPDF296-307-70450Use the buddy system in danger areas.
HTMLPDF296-307-70455Provide rescue and medical assistance.
HTMLPDF296-307-70460Personal protective equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-70465Control hazards created by personal protective equipment (PPE).
HTMLPDF296-307-70470Use personal protective equipment (PPE) properly.
HTMLPDF296-307-70475Postemergency response.
HTMLPDF296-307-70480Definitions.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
296-307-015What must an employer do if a serious injury occurs? [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-015, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-015, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-015, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 15-11-066, filed 5/19/15, effective 7/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, and 49.17.050.
296-307-03910Make sure first-aid training contains required subjects. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-03910, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 04-07-160, filed 3/23/04, effective 5/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-03915Document your first-aid training. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-03915, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 04-07-160, filed 3/23/04, effective 5/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-03925Provide a first-aid station when required. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-03925, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 04-07-160, filed 3/23/04, effective 5/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-042Must an employer provide first-aid kits? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-042, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-042, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 01-17-033, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050.
296-307-107Federal worker protection standards—Washington state department of agriculture. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.050. WSR 09-17-119, § 296-307-107, filed 8/18/09, effective 10/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-107, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-107, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-107, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-110Scope and purpose—Worker protection standards—40 C.F.R., § 170.1. [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-110, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-110, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-11005Definitions—Worker protection standards—40 C.F.R., § 170.3. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-11005, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-11005, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-11005, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-11010General duties and prohibited actions—Worker protection standards—40 C.F.R., § 170.7. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-11010, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-11010, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-11010, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-11015Violations of this part—Worker protection standards—40 C.F.R., § 170.9. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 09-07-098, § 296-307-11015, filed 3/18/09, effective 5/1/09; WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-11015, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-11015, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-11015, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-120Applicability of this section—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.102. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-120, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-120, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-120, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-12005Exceptions—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.103. [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-12005, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-12005, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-12010Exemptions—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.104. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-12010, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-12010, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-12010, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-12015Restrictions associated with pesticide applications—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.110. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-12015, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-12015, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-12015, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-12020Entry restrictions—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.112. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.050. WSR 09-17-119, § 296-307-12020, filed 8/18/09, effective 10/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 09-07-098, § 296-307-12020, filed 3/18/09, effective 5/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-12020, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-12020, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-12020, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-12025Notice of applications—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.120. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-12025, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-12025, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-12025, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-12030Providing specific information about applications—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.122. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-12030, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-12030, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-12030, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-12035Notice of applications to handler employers—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.124. [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-12035, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-08, § 296-306A-12035, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-12040Pesticide safety training—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.130. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-12040, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-12040, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-12040, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-12040, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-12045Posted pesticide safety information—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.135. [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-12045, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-12045, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-12050Decontamination—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.150. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-12050, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-12050, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-12050, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-12055Emergency assistance—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.160. [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-12055, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-12055, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-130Applicability of this section—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.202. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-130, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-130, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-130, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-13005Exemptions—Standards for handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.204. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-13005, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-13005, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-13005, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-13010Restrictions during applications—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.210. [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-13010, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-13010, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-13015Providing specific information about applications—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.222. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-13015, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-13015, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-13015, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-13020Notice of applications to agricultural employers—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.224. [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-13020, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-13020, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-13025Pesticide safety training—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.230. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-13025, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-13025, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-13025, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-13025, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-13030Knowledge of labeling and site-specific information—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.232. [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-13030, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-13030, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-13035Safe operation of equipment—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.234. [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-13035, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-13035, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-13040Posted pesticide safety information—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.235. [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-13040, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-13040, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-13045Personal protective equipment—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.240. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.050. WSR 09-17-119, § 296-307-13045, filed 8/18/09, effective 10/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 09-07-098, § 296-307-13045, filed 3/18/09, effective 5/1/09; WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-13045, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-13045, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-13045, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-13045, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-13050Decontamination—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.250. [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-13050, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-13050, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-13055Emergency assistance—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.260. [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-13055, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-20-082, § 296-306A-13055, filed 9/30/96, effective 11/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 19-21-169, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-307-14520What are the department's recommendations for cholinesterase monitoring? (Nonmandatory) [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-14520, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-14520, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-24-105, filed 12/3/03, effective 2/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-160Temporary labor camps. [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-160, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-160, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-081, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374.
296-307-16001What requirements apply to camp sites? [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-16001, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-16001, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-16001, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-081, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374.
296-307-16003How must camp shelters be constructed? [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-16003, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-16003, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 97-08-051A, § 296-306A-16003, filed 3/31/97, effective 5/1/97; WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-16003, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-081, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374.
296-307-16004What electricity must be provided for temporary labor camps? [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-16004, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-081, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374.
296-307-16005What requirements apply to the water supply? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-16005, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-16005, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-081, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374.
296-307-16007Must an employer provide toilet facilities for the camp? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-16007, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-16007, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-081, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374.
296-307-16009Must sewer lines connect to public sewers? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-16009, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-16009, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-081, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374.
296-307-16011What facilities must an employer provide for laundry, handwashing, and bathing? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-16011, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-16011, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-081, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374.
296-307-16013What lighting must an employer provide in camp buildings? [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-16013, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-16013, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 97-08-051A, § 296-306A-16013, filed 3/31/97, effective 5/1/97; WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-16013, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-081, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374.
296-307-16015What requirements apply to refuse disposal? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-16015, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-16015, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-081, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374.
296-307-16017What cooking and food-handling facilities must be provided in temporary labor camps? [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-16017, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-16017, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-16017, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-081, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374.
296-307-16019Must an employer provide insect and rodent control? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-16019, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-16019, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-081, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374.
296-307-16021What first-aid facilities must be available in the camp? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-16021, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-16021, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-081, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374.
296-307-16023When must an employer report communicable diseases in a camp? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-16023, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-16023, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-081, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374.
296-307-16105Operating license. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16105, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16110Requirements for self-survey program. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16110, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-163Cherry harvest camps. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-163, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16301Purpose and applicability. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16301, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16303Definitions. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, [49.17].050, and [49.17].060. WSR 02-23-072, § 296-307-16303, filed 11/19/02, effective 1/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16303, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16305Technical assistance. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16305, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16310Operating license. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, [49.17].050, and [49.17].060. WSR 02-23-072, § 296-307-16310, filed 11/19/02, effective 1/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16310, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16315Maximum camp occupancy. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16315, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16320Variance and procedure. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16320, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16325Cherry harvest campsites. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16325, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16330Water supply. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16330, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16335Sewage disposal. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16335, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16340Electricity and lighting. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-16340, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16340, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16345Tents. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16345, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16350Recreational vehicles. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16350, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16355Laundry facilities. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16355, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16360Handwashing and bathing facilities. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16360, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16365Toilet facilities. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16365, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16370Cooking and food-handling facilities. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16370, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16375Cots, beds, bedding, and personal storage. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16375, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16380First aid and safety. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16380, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16385Refuse disposal. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16385, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16390Insect and rodent control. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16390, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-16395Disease prevention and control. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16395, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-13-092, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-28008What training must an employer provide for employees who use agricultural equipment? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-28008, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-28008, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 98-24-096, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040.
296-307-28010What requirements apply to machine controls? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-28010, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-28010, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 98-24-096, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040.
296-307-28012What requirements apply to guarding steam pipes? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-28012, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-28012, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 98-24-096, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040.
296-307-45001What general requirements apply to hazardous materials and flammable and combustible liquids? [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-45001, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-45001, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-45001, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-10-068, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see WAC 296-307-445 through 296-307-465.
296-307-45003What requirements apply to dip tanks containing flammable or combustible liquids? [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-45003, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-45003, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-45003, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-10-068, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see WAC 296-307-445 through 296-307-465.
296-307-45007What requirements must ventilation systems meet? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-45007, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-45007, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-10-068, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see WAC 296-307-445 through 296-307-465.
296-307-45009What general requirements apply to the construction of dip tanks? [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-45009, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-45009, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-45009, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-10-068, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see WAC 296-307-445 through 296-307-465.
296-307-45011How must overflow pipes for dip tanks be constructed? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-45011, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-45011, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-10-068, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see WAC 296-307-445 through 296-307-465.
296-307-45013How must the bottom drains of dip tanks be constructed? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-45013, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-45013, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-10-068, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see WAC 296-307-445 through 296-307-465.
296-307-45017What measures must an employer take to prevent hazards from electrical and other ignition sources? [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-45017, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-45017, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-45017, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-10-068, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see WAC 296-307-445 through 296-307-465.
296-307-45019How must dip tanks be operated and maintained? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-45019, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-45019, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-10-068, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see WAC 296-307-445 through 296-307-465.
296-307-45021What requirements must fire extinguishing systems meet? [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-45021, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-45021, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-45021, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-10-068, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see WAC 296-307-445 through 296-307-465.
296-307-45023What requirements apply to hardening and tempering tanks? [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-45023, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-45023, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-45023, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-10-068, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see WAC 296-307-445 through 296-307-465.
296-307-45027What requirements apply to electrostatic apparatus? [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-45027, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-45027, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-45027, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-10-068, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see WAC 296-307-445 through 296-307-465.
296-307-45029What requirements apply to roll coating applications? [WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-45029, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-45029, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-10-068, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see WAC 296-307-445 through 296-307-465.
296-307-452Scope. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-11-141, § 296-307-452, filed 5/22/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-166, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-10.
296-307-45210Planning. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-11-141, § 296-307-45210, filed 5/22/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-166, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-10.
296-307-45220Training. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-11-141, § 296-307-45220, filed 5/22/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-166, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-10.
296-307-45230Medical surveillance. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-11-141, § 296-307-45230, filed 5/22/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-166, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-10.
296-307-45240Keep records. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-11-141, § 296-307-45240, filed 5/22/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-166, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-10.
296-307-45400Incident requirements. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-11-141, § 296-307-45400, filed 5/22/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-166, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-10.
296-307-45410Implement and maintain an incident command system (ICS). [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-11-141, § 296-307-45410, filed 5/22/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-166, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-10.
296-307-45420Prepare skilled support personnel. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-11-141, § 296-307-45420, filed 5/22/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-166, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-10.
296-307-45430Make sure the incident commander oversees activities during the response. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-11-141, § 296-307-45430, filed 5/22/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-166, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-10.
296-307-45440Use the buddy system in danger areas. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-11-141, § 296-307-45440, filed 5/22/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-166, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-10.
296-307-45450Provide rescue and medical assistance. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-11-141, § 296-307-45450, filed 5/22/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-166, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-10.
296-307-45600Personal protective equipment. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-11-141, § 296-307-45600, filed 5/22/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-166, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-10.
296-307-45610Control hazards created by personal protective equipment (PPE). [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-11-141, § 296-307-45610, filed 5/22/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-166, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-10.
296-307-45620Use personal protective equipment (PPE) properly. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-11-141, § 296-307-45620, filed 5/22/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-166, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-10.
296-307-45800Postemergency response. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-11-141, § 296-307-45800, filed 5/22/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-166, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-10.
296-307-46000Definitions. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-11-141, § 296-307-46000, filed 5/22/02, effective 10/1/02.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-166, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. Later promulgation, see chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-10.
296-307-550Employer chemical hazard communication—Introduction. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 15-13-097, § 296-307-550, filed 6/16/15, effective 8/3/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-550, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-550, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-55005Develop, implement, maintain, and make available a written Chemical Hazard Communication Program. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-55005, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-55010Identify and list all the hazardous chemicals present in your workplace. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-55010, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-55015Obtain and maintain material safety data sheets (MSDSs) for each hazardous chemical used. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-55015, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-370-55015, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-55020Make sure material safety data sheets are readily accessible to your employees. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-55020, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-55025Label containers holding hazardous chemicals. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-55025, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-55030Inform and train your employees about hazardous chemicals in your workplace. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-55030, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05; WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-55030, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-55030, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-55035Follow these rules for laboratories using hazardous chemicals. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 06-02-060, § 296-307-55035, filed 1/3/06, effective 4/1/06; WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-55035, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-55035, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-55040Follow these rules for handling chemicals in factory-sealed containers. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-55040, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-55045Translate certain chemical hazard communication documents upon request. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-55045, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-55050Attempt to obtain a material safety data sheet (MSDS) upon request. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-55050, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-55055Items or chemicals exempt from the rule, and exemptions from labeling. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-55055, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-55060Definitions. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-55060, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-55060, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-560Scope. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 15-13-097, § 296-307-560, filed 6/16/15, effective 8/3/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-560, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05; WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-560, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-56005Hazard evaluation. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-56005, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-56010Conduct complete hazard evaluations. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-56010, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-56015Provide access to hazard evaluation procedures. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-56015, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-56020Material safety data sheets. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-56020, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-56025Develop or obtain material safety data sheets (MSDSs). [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-56025, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05; WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-56025, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-56030Provide MSDSs for products shipped, transferred or sold over-the-counter. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-56030, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-56035Follow-up if an MSDS is not provided. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-56035, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-56040Labeling. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-56040, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-56045Label containers of hazardous chemicals. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 06-08-087, § 296-307-56045, filed 4/4/06, effective 9/1/06; WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-56045, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-56050Definitions. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-56050, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05; WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-56050, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.] Repealed by WSR 17-02-066, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
296-307-59010Control tobacco smoke that comes in from the outside. [Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-59010, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.] Repealed by WSR 06-22-023, filed 10/24/06, effective 12/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060.


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Navigating this chapter.

The first three digits of the WAC (296) are the title. The second three digits are the chapter (307). The third number group is the section, which may have three or five digits. The fourth and fifth digits are treated as if there were a decimal point after the third digit.
For example: Section 330 of this chapter includes all five-digit sections whose number begins with 330.
Sections may be further divided as indicated below.
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Note: The chapter is also divided into "parts" according to subject, to make it easier to find the information needed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050 and 49.17.060. WSR 21-04-128, § 296-307-003, filed 2/2/21, effective 3/8/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-003, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-003, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-003, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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Scope.

(1) Chapter 296-307 WAC applies to all agricultural operations with one or more employees covered by the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA), chapter 49.17 RCW.
The term "agriculture" means farming and include, but is not limited to:
(a) The cultivation and tillage of the soil;
(b) Dairying;
(c) The production, cultivation, growing, and harvesting of any agricultural or horticultural commodity;
(d) The raising of livestock, bees, fur-bearing animals, or poultry; and
(e) Any practices performed by a farmer or on a farm, incident to or in connection with such farming operations including, but not limited to, preparation for market and delivery to:
(i) Storage;
(ii) Market; or
(iii) Carriers for transportation to market. Agricultural operations include, but are not limited to, all employers in one or more of the following industries:
Wheat;
Corn;
Cash grains not elsewhere classified, barley, peas, lentils, oats, etc.;
Sugar cane and sugar beets;
Irish potatoes - All potatoes except yams;
Field crops - Hay, hops, mint, etc.;
Vegetables and melons, all inclusive;
All berry crops;
Grapes;
Tree nuts;
Deciduous tree fruits;
Tree fruits or tree nuts not elsewhere classified;
Ornamental floriculture and nursery products;
Food crops grown under cover;
General farms, primarily crops;
Beef cattle feedlots;
Beef cattle except feedlots - Cattle ranches;
Hogs;
Sheep and goats;
General livestock except dairy and poultry;
Dairy farms;
Broiler, fryer, and roaster chickens;
Chicken eggs;
Turkeys and turkey eggs;
Poultry hatcheries;
Poultry and eggs not elsewhere classified;
Fur bearing animals and rabbits;
Horses;
Animal aquaculture;
Animal specialties not elsewhere classified;
General farms, primarily livestock and animal specialties;
Soil preparation services;
Crop planting, cultivating, and protecting;
Crop harvesting, primarily by machine;
Livestock services, except veterinary;
Farm labor contractors;
Timber tracts, Christmas tree growing, tree farms;
Forest nurseries;
Forestry services - Reforestation.
The term "agriculture" does not mean a farmer's processing for sale or handling for sale a commodity or product grown or produced by a person other than the farmer or the farmer's employees.
(2) Chapter 296-24 WAC does not apply to agricultural operations.
(3) All agricultural operations are also covered by the requirements of chapter 296-62 WAC, General occupational health standards, and chapter 296-901 WAC, Globally harmonized system for hazard communication.
(4) Occasionally, employees engaged in agricultural operations may also be covered by the safety standards of other industries. Following are excerpts from four industry standards that may help you determine if these other standards also apply:
Chapter 296-54 WAC Safety standardsLogging operations
WAC 296-54-501 Scope and application.
This standard establishes safety practices, means, methods and operations for all types of logging, regardless of the end use of the wood. These types of activities include, but are not limited to, pulpwood and timber harvesting and the logging of sawlogs, veneer bolts, poles, pilings and other forest products. The requirements herein contained do not apply to log handling at sawmills, plywood mills, pulp mills or other manufacturing operations governed by their own specific safety standards.
Chapter 296-99 WAC Safety standards for grain handling facilities
WAC 296-99-015 What grain-handling operations does this chapter cover?
(1) WAC 296-99-010 through 296-99-070 apply to:
• Dry grinding operations of soycake;
• Dry grinding operations of soycake;
• Dust pelletizing plants;
• Feed mills;
• Flour mills;
• Flat storage structures;
• Grain elevators;
• Rice mills; and
• Soybean flaking operations.
(2) WAC 296-99-075, 296-99-080, and 296-99-085 apply only to grain elevators.
(3) Chapter 296-99 WAC does not apply to alfalfa storage or processing operations if they do not use grain products.
Chapter 296-78 WAC Safety standards for sawmills and woodworking operations
WAC 296-78-500 Foreword.
The chapter 296-78 WAC shall apply to and include safety requirements for all installations where the primary manufacturing of wood building products takes place. The installations may be a permanent fixed establishment or a portable operation. These operations shall include but are not limited to log and lumber handling, sawing, trimming and planing, plywood or veneer manufacturing, canting operations, waste or residual handling, operation of dry kilns, finishing, shipping, storage, yard and yard equipment, and for power tools and affiliated equipment used in connection with such operation. WAC 296-78-450 shall apply to shake and shingle manufacturing. The provisions of WAC 296-78-500 through 296-78-84011 are also applicable in shake and shingle manufacturing except in instances of conflict with the requirements of WAC 296-78-705.
Chapter 296-155 WAC Safety standards for construction work
WAC 296-155-005 Purpose and scope.
The standards included in this chapter apply throughout the state of Washington, to any and all work places subject to the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (chapter 49.17 RCW), where construction, alteration, demolition, related inspection, and/or maintenance and repair work, including painting and decorating, is performed. These standards are minimum safety requirements with which all industries must comply when engaged in the above listed types of work.
(5) If rules in this chapter conflict with rules in another chapter of Title 296 WAC, this chapter prevails.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050 and 49.17.060. WSR 21-04-128, § 296-307-006, filed 2/2/21, effective 3/8/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 15-13-097, § 296-307-006, filed 6/16/15, effective 8/3/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-006, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-006, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-006, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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Definitions that apply to this chapter.

Approved. Approved by the director of the department of labor and industries, or by another organization designated by the department. Also means listed or approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
Authorized person. Someone you have approved to perform specific duties or to be at a specific location on the job site.
Biological agents. Organisms or their by-products.
Chemical agents (airborne or contact). A chemical agent is any of the following:
(a) Airborne chemical agent which is any of the following:
(i) Dust. Solid particles suspended in air, generated by handling, drilling, crushing, grinding, rapid impact, detonation, or decrepitation of organic or inorganic materials such as rock, ore, metal, coal, wood, grain, etc.
(ii) Fume. Solid particles suspended in air, generated by condensation from the gaseous state, generally after volatilization from molten metals, etc., and often accompanied by a chemical reaction such as oxidation.
(iii) Gas. A normally formless fluid that can be changed to the liquid or solid state by the effect of increased pressure or decreased temperature or both.
(iv) Mist. Liquid droplets suspended in air, generated by condensation from the gaseous to the liquid state or by breaking up a liquid into a dispersed state, such as by splashing, foaming or atomizing.
(v) Vapor. The gaseous form of a substance that is normally in the solid or liquid state.
(b) Contact chemical agent which is any of the following:
(i) Corrosives. Substances that in contact with living tissue cause destruction of the tissue by chemical action.
(ii) Irritants. Substances that on immediate, prolonged, or repeated contact with normal living tissue will induce a local inflammatory reaction.
(iii) Toxicants. Substances that have the inherent capacity to produce personal injury or illness to individuals by absorption through any body surface.
Department. The department of labor and industries. When this chapter refers to "we" or "us," it means labor and industries staff responsible for enforcing the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA).
Director. The director of the department of labor and industries, or a designated representative.
Employee. Someone providing personal labor in the business of the employer, including anyone providing personal labor under an independent contract.
Employer. A business entity having one or more employees. Also, any person, partnership, or business entity with no employees but having industrial insurance coverage is both an employer and an employee.
Hazard. A condition that can cause injury, death, or occupational disease.
Listed. Listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
Must. Mandatory.
Nationally recognized testing laboratory. See 29 C.F.R. 1910.7 (federal OSHA requirements).
Pesticide:
(a) Any substance intended to prevent, destroy, control, repel, or mitigate any insect, rodent, snail, slug, fungus, weed, and any other form of plant or animal life or virus, except virus on or in a living person or other animal which is normally considered to be a pest or which the director may declare to be a pest;
(b) Any substance or mixture of substances intended to be used as a plant regulator, defoliant or desiccant; and
(c) Any spray adjuvant, such as a wetting agent, spreading agent, deposit builder, adhesive, emulsifying agent, deflocculating agent, water modifier, or similar agent with or without toxic properties of its own, intended to be used with any pesticide as an aid to its application or effect, and sold in a package or container separate from that of the pesticide with which it is to be used.
Safety factor. The ratio of the ultimate breaking strength of a piece of material or equipment to the actual working stress or safe load when in use.
Should or may. Recommended.
Standard safeguard. A device designed and constructed to remove a hazard related to the machine, appliance, tool, building, or equipment to which it is attached.
Working day. For appeals and accident reporting, means a calendar day, except Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays as defined by RCW 1.16.050. To compute the time within which an act is to be completed, exclude the first working day and include the last.
You. When this chapter refers to "you," it means the employer or a designated representative.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050 and 49.17.060. WSR 21-04-128, § 296-307-009, filed 2/2/21, effective 3/8/21; WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-009, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-009, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-009, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-009, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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Equipment approved by a nonstate organization.

Whenever the department requires the employer to have equipment or processes approved by an organization such as the Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the Bureau of Mines (MSHA), or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the approval of that organization is considered evidence of your compliance.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050 and 49.17.060. WSR 21-04-128, § 296-307-012, filed 2/2/21, effective 3/8/21. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-012, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-012, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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Employer responsibilities.

(1) The employer must provide a safe and healthful working environment.
(2) The employer must ensure that employees do not use defective or unsafe tools and equipment, including tools and equipment that may be furnished by the employee.
(3) The employer must implement a written accident prevention program as required by these standards.
(4) The employer must implement a hazard communication program as required by WAC 296-307-550.
(5) The employer must establish a system for complying with chapter 296-27 WAC for recording work-related injuries and illnesses and reporting to the department any work-related fatality, inpatient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye. In addition, the employer must also report to the department within eight hours after any work-related incident that results in injury or illness from acute pesticide exposure.
(6) The employer must follow the requirements for accident investigations in WAC 296-800-320.
(7) The employer must provide safety education and training programs.
(8) The employer must implement the requirements of WAC 296-62-074 through 296-62-07451 to ensure the safety of employees who are exposed to cadmium in the workplace.
(9) The employer must implement the requirements of WAC 296-307-642 through 296-307-656 to ensure the safety of employees who are exposed to confined spaces in the workplace.
(10) The employer must control chemical agents.
(a) The employer must control chemical agents in a manner that they will not present a hazard to workers; or
(b) The employer must protect workers from the hazard of contact with, or exposure to, chemical agents.
Reference:
Pesticides are chemical agents and are covered by chapter 296-307 WAC Part I, Pesticides (worker protection standard). Pesticides may also be covered by WAC 296-307-594, Respirators.
(11) Protect employees from biological agents. The employer must protect employees from exposure to hazardous concentrations of biological agents that may result from processing, handling or using materials or waste.
Note:
Examples of biological agents include:
 
1. Animals or animal waste.
 
2. Body fluids.
 
3. Biological agents in a medical research lab.
 
4. Mold or mildew.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050 and, 49.17.060. WSR 21-04-128, § 296-307-018, filed 2/2/21, effective 3/8/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, and 49.17.050. WSR 15-11-066, § 296-307-018, filed 5/19/15, effective 7/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-018, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05; WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-018, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-018, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-018, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-018, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-018, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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Employee responsibilities.

(1) Employees must cooperate with the employer and other employees in efforts to eliminate accidents.
(2) Employees must be informed of and observe all safe practices.
(3) Employees must notify the employer of unsafe conditions of equipment or workplaces.
(4) Employees must use all required safety devices and protective equipment.
(5) Employees must not willfully damage personal protective equipment.
(6) Each employee must promptly report any job-related injury or illness to his or her immediate supervisor, regardless of the degree of severity.
(7) Employees must not engage in any activity unrelated to work that may cause injury to other employees during the course of performing work assignments.
(8) Employees must attend any required training and/or orientation programs designed to increase their competency in occupational safety and health.
(9) Employees must not report to work under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. Alcohol or controlled substances must not be brought on the worksite.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050 and 49.17.060. WSR 21-04-128, § 296-307-021, filed 2/2/21, effective 3/8/21. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-021, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-021, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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Applying for a variance.

(1) If the employer finds that it is impractical to comply with specific requirements of this standard, the department may permit a variation from the requirements. However, the employer must still provide equal protection by substitute means and comply with the requirements of chapter 49.17 RCW and chapter 296-350 WAC, variances.
(2) On the variance application the employer must certify that a copy of the written application was posted in a place reasonably accessible to employees. The employer must also mail a copy of the application to any authorized employee representative. The notice must advise employees of their right to request the department to conduct a hearing on the variance application. The employer must notify employees before you apply.
Note:
To request a permanent or temporary variance, write to: Department of Labor and Industries, WISHA Services, P.O. Box 44648, Olympia, WA 98504-4648. The department will mail an application form and instruction sheet. The department will also send a copy of chapter 296-350 WAC, Variances, if requested.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050 and 49.17.060. WSR 21-04-128, § 296-307-024, filed 2/2/21, effective 3/8/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-024, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-024, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-024, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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Required elements of an accident prevention program.

(1) The employer must instruct all employees in safe working practices at the beginning of employment. Instruction must be tailored to the types of hazards to which employees are exposed.
(2) The employer must develop a written accident prevention program tailored to the needs of the employer's agricultural operation and to the types of hazards involved.
(3) The employer's accident prevention program must contain at least the following elements:
(a) How, when, and where to report injuries and illnesses, and the location of first-aid facilities.
(b) How to report unsafe conditions and practices.
(c) The use and care of personal protective equipment.
(d) What to do in emergencies. See WAC 296-307-35015 for emergency action plan requirements.
(e) Identification of hazardous chemicals or materials and the instruction for their safe use.
(f) An on-the-job review of the practices necessary to perform job assignments in a safe and healthful manner.
(4) At least once a month, the employer must conduct a walk-around safety inspection of active job sites, the materials and equipment involved, and operating procedures. A representative chosen by employees must be invited and allowed to accompany the employer.
Note:
Additional requirements in Part G-1, WAC 296-307-097, Outdoor heat exposure, may apply. Employers may address their outdoor heat exposure safety program either in their written accident prevention program (APP) or as a stand-alone written document. See Part G-1.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-030, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 09-07-098, § 296-307-030, filed 3/18/09, effective 5/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-030, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-030, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-030, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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Requirements for how often safety meetings must be held.

(1) Foreman-crew safety meetings:
(a) Must be held at least monthly; or
(b) Whenever there are significant changes in job assignments.
(c) These meetings must be tailored to the particular operation or activity occurring at the time.
(2) The meeting minutes must document subjects discussed and attendance.
(3) Short-term operations that last less than one month, such as harvesting, do not require foreman-crew safety meetings but only require initial safety orientation for the operations.
(4) The employer must maintain copies of the minutes of each foreman-crew safety meeting at the location where the majority of employees report to work each day.
(5) The employer must retain minutes of foreman-crew safety meetings for one year and be able to show us copies if we ask to see them.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-033, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-033, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-033, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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Items to go on the safety bulletin board.

(1) The employer must provide a bulletin board or posting area large enough to display the required safety and health poster, "Job Safety and Health Protection" (F416-081-000), and other safety education material.
(2) The bulletin board must be readily visible in a place where employees gather during some part of the work day. (For example, at the entrance to a field, a parking area, or in a farm building.)
(3) If for any reason any employee is unable to read the notices posted on the bulletin board, the employer must ensure that the message of the required poster explaining employee rights is communicated to the employee in terms he or she understands. This same requirement applies to variance applications, denials or grants, and to any other notice affecting the employee's rights under WISHA.
(4) Posting must be in the employees' language.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-036, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-036, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-036, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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First-aid rule summary.

Employer's responsibility: Make sure first-aid trained personnel are available to provide quick and effective first aid.
The employer must meet the requirements…
in this section:
Make sure that first-aid trained personnel are available to provide quick and effective first aid.
Make sure appropriate first-aid supplies are readily available.
Notes:
1. Employers who require their employees to provide first aid must comply with the bloodborne pathogen rule, chapter 296-823 WAC .
 
2. Additional requirements relating to first aid are also located in the following sections:
 
a. WAC 296-307-07013(12), Rules that apply to vehicles used to transport employees.
 
b. WAC 296-307-16175, First-aid and safety.
 
c. WAC 296-307-16380, First-aid requirements for operators of cherry harvest camps.
Definitions:
 
First aid:
The extent of treatment the employer would expect from a person trained in basic first aid, using supplies from a first-aid kit.
Emergency medical service:
Medical treatment and care given at the scene of any medical emergency or while transporting any victim to a medical facility.
The employer can get copies of these rules by calling 1-800-4BE SAFE ( 1-800-423-7233), or by going to http://www.lni.wa.gov.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-039, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-039, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05; WSR 04-07-160, § 296-307-039, filed 3/23/04, effective 5/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, [49.17].050. WSR 02-12-098, § 296-307-039, filed 6/5/02, effective 8/1/02; WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-039, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-039, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-039, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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Make sure that first-aid trained personnel are available to provide quick and effective first aid.

The employer must comply with the first-aid training requirements of 29 C.F.R. 1910.151(b) which states:
"In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first-aid supplies shall be readily available."
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-03905, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 04-07-160, § 296-307-03905, filed 3/23/04, effective 5/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-03905, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.]



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Make sure appropriate first-aid supplies are readily available.

(1) The employer must make sure first-aid supplies are readily available. (See first-aid kit table.)
(2) The employer must make sure first-aid supplies in workplace are appropriate to:
(a) The employer's occupational setting.
(b) The response time of the employer's emergency medical services.
First-Aid Kit Table
Number of employees normally assigned to worksite
Minimum first-aid supplies required at worksite
1 - 15 Employees
1 First-aid kit
16 - 30 Employees
2 First-aid kits
31 - 50 Employees
3 First-aid kits
Notes:
1. First-aid kits from a local retailer or safety supplier should be adequate for most nonindustrial employers.
 
2. The following is a list of suggested items for the first-aid kit:
 
a. 1 absorbent compress, 4 x 8 inches.
 
b. 16 adhesive bandages, 1 x 3 inches.
 
c. 1 adhesive tape, 5 yards long.
 
d. 10 antiseptic single-use packages, 0.5 g application.
 
e. 6 burn treatment single-use packages, 0.5 g application.
 
f. 1 eye covering (for two eyes).
 
g. 1 eye wash, 1 fluid ounce.
 
h. 4 sterile pads, 3 x 3 inches.
 
i. 2 pair of medical exam gloves.
 
j. 1 triangular bandage, 39 x 39 x 55 inches.
 
3. Optional first-aid kit contents:
 
a. Bandage compresses, 2 x 2 inches, 3 x 3 inches and 5 x 5 inches.
 
b. Self-activating cold packs, 4 x 5 inches.
 
c. Roller bandages, 6 yards long.
 
d. Mouth-to-mouth barrier for CPR.
 
4. Kits should be checked at least weekly to ensure adequate number of needed items are available.
 
5. Kits may be carried in any motor vehicle that is used near the crew.
(3) The employer must make sure that first-aid supplies are:
(a) Easily accessible to all employees.
(b) Stored in containers that protect them from damage, deterioration, or contamination. Containers must be clearly marked, not locked, and may be sealed.
(c) Able to be moved to the location of an injured or acutely ill worker.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-03920, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-03920, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-03920, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01.]



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Make sure emergency washing facilities are functional and readily accessible.

(1) The employer must provide an emergency shower:
(a) When there is potential for major portions of an employee's body to contact corrosives, strong irritants, or toxic chemicals.
(b) That delivers water to cascade over the user's entire body at a minimum rate of 20 gallons (75 liters) per minute for fifteen minutes or more.
(2) The employer must provide an emergency eyewash:
(a) When there is potential for an employee's eyes to be exposed to corrosives, strong irritants, or toxic chemicals.
(b) That irrigates and flushes both eyes simultaneously while the user holds their eyes open.
(c) With an on-off valve that activates in one second or less and remains on without user assistance until intentionally turned off.
(d) That delivers at least 0.4 gallons (1.5 liters) of water per minute for fifteen minutes or more.
Note:
Chemicals that require emergency washing facilities:
 
1. The employer can determine whether chemicals in the workplace require emergency washing facilities by looking at the material safety data sheet (MSDS) or similar documents. The MSDS contains information about first-aid requirements and emergency flushing of skin or eyes.
 
2. For chemicals developed in the workplace, the following resources provide information about first-aid requirements:
 
a. NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards;
 
b. *DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-140;
 
c. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg;
 
d. Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH).
(3) The employer must make sure emergency washing facilities:
(a) Are located so that it takes no more than ten seconds to reach;
(b) Are kept free of obstacles blocking their use;
(c) Function correctly; and
(d) Provide the quality and quantity of water that is satisfactory for emergency washing purposes.
Notes:
1. If water in emergency washing facilities is allowed to freeze, they will not function correctly. Precautions need to be taken to prevent this from happening.
 
2. The travel distance to an emergency washing facility should be no more than fifty feet (15.25 meters).
 
3. For further information on the design, installation, and maintenance of emergency washing facilities, see American National Standards Institute (ANSI) publication Z358.1 - 1998, Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment. Emergency washing facilities that are designed to meet ANSI Z358.1 - 1998 also meet the requirements of this standard. The ANSI standard can be obtained from the American National Standards Institute, 1430 Broadway, New York, New York 10018.
Reference:
Training in the location and use of the employer's emergency washing facilities is required under the employer chemical hazard communication rule, WAC 296-307-550, and the accident prevention program rule, WAC 296-307-030.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-03930, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-03930, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.]



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Inspect and activate emergency washing facilities.

(1) The employer must make sure all plumbed emergency washing facilities are inspected once a year to make sure they function correctly.
Note:
Inspections should include:
 
1. Examination of the piping.
 
2. Making sure that water is available at the appropriate temperature and quality.
 
3. Activation to check that the valves and other hardware work properly.
 
4. Checking the water flow rate.
(2) The employer must make sure plumbed emergency eyewashes and hand-held drench hoses are activated weekly to check the proper functioning of the valves, hardware, and availability of water.
(3) The employer must make sure all self-contained eyewash equipment and personal eyewash units are inspected and maintained according to manufacturer instructions.
(a) Inspections to check proper operation must be done once a year.
(b) Sealed personal eyewashes must be replaced after the manufacturer's expiration date.
Note:
Most manufacturers recommend replacing fluid in open self-contained eyewashes every six months. The period for sealed containers is typically two years.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-03935, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-03935, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.]



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Make sure supplemental flushing equipment provides sufficient water.

Note:
Supplemental flushing equipment cannot be used in place of required emergency showers or eyewashes.
(1) The employer must make sure hand-held drench hoses deliver at least 3.0 gallons (11.4 liters) of water per minute for fifteen minutes or more.
Note:
Why use a drench hose? A drench hose is useful when:
 
1. The spill is small and does not require an emergency shower.
 
2. Used with a shower for local rinsing, particularly on the lower extremities.
(2) The employer must make sure personal eyewash equipment delivers only clean water or other medically approved eye flushing solutions.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-03940, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-03940, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.]



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Definitions.

Corrosive (as used in first aid, WAC 296-307-039). A substance that causes destruction of living tissue by chemical action, including acids with a pH of 2.5 or below or caustics with a pH of 11.0 or above.
Emergency washing facilities. Emergency washing facilities are emergency showers, eyewashes, eye/face washes, hand-held drench hoses, or other similar units.
Hand-held drench hoses. Hand-held drench hoses are single-headed emergency washing devices connected to a flexible hose that can be used to irrigate and flush the face or other body parts.
Personal eyewash units. Personal eyewash units are portable, supplementary units that support plumbed units or self-contained units, or both, by delivering immediate flushing for less than fifteen minutes.
Strong irritant (as used in first aid, WAC 296-307-039). A chemical that is not corrosive, but causes a strong, temporary inflammatory effect on living tissue by chemical action at the site of contact.
Toxic chemical (as used in first aid, WAC 296-307-039). A chemical that produces serious injury or illness when absorbed through any body surface.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-03945, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-03945, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.]



PDF296-307-045

Requirements for safe place standard.

(1) The employer must furnish to each employee a place of employment free from recognized controllable hazards likely to cause serious injury or death.
(2) The employer must furnish and require employees to use any safety devices and safeguards that are needed to control recognized hazards. All agricultural methods, operations, and processes must be designed to promote the safety and health of employees.
(3) The employer must not require an employee to engage in any duty or enter any place that is not safe.
(4) The following are prohibited:
(a) Removing, displacing, damaging, destroying or carrying off any safety device, safeguard, notice or warning intended for use in any place of employment.
(b) Interfering in any way with the use of any safety device, method or process adopted for the protection of any employee.
(5) Intoxicating beverages or narcotics in or around worksites.
Employees under the influence of alcohol or narcotics are prohibited from the worksite.
Exception:
This rule does not apply to anyone taking prescription drugs and/or narcotics as directed by a physician providing such use does not endanger the employee or others.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.56.100, 50.12.010, 50.12.040, 50.13.030, and chapter 50.13 RCW. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-045, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-045, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-045, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-050

Requirements that apply to hand tools.

(1) Using hoes with handles less than four feet long or any hand tool used for weeding or thinning crops in a stooped position, is prohibited.
(2) The employer must ensure that hand tools are in good condition. Using defective hand tools is prohibited.
(3) The employer must ensure that hand tools are stored safely when not in use.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.56.100, 50.12.010, 50.12.040, 50.13.030, and chapter 50.13 RCW. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-050, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-050, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-050, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-055

Ladders.

[WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-055, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-055, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-05501

Ladder care and maintenance.

(1) Ladders must be checked for defects before use, and thoroughly inspected periodically. Ladders must be inspected immediately in the following situations:
(a) If a ladder tips over, inspect for side rails dents or bends, or excessively dented rungs; check all rung-to-side-rail connections; check hardware connections; check rivets for shear.
(b) If a ladder is exposed to excessive heat, inspect visually for damage and test for deflection and strength characteristics. If the employer is unsure about the ladder's condition, seek help from the manufacturer.
(2) Ladders must be maintained in good condition at all times. Joints between steps and side rails must be tight. All hardware and fittings must be securely attached, and the moveable parts must operate freely without binding or with too much play.
(3) Defective ladders must be withdrawn from service for repair or destruction and tagged as "Dangerous—Do not use."
(4) Ladders with broken or missing steps, rungs, or cleats, broken side rails, or other faulty equipment must not be used; improvised repairs must not be made.
(5) Ladders must be handled with care. Avoid unnecessary dropping, jarring, or misuse.
(6) Ladder storage must:
(a) Protect the ladder when not in use;
(b) Provide sufficient support to prevent excessive sagging;
(c) Provide ease of access or inspection; and
(d) Prevent danger of accidents when withdrawing a ladder for use.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-05501, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-05501, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-05501, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-05503

Instructing employees on the use of ladders.

(1) At the beginning of employment, the employer must provide employees with orientation and training on the proper use of ladders, including how to set a ladder and properly dismount with a full load.
(2) To prevent ladder upset, the employer must instruct employees to avoid overreaching while standing on the ladder.
(3) The employer must instruct employees that before climbing ladders; rungs, shoes, and boots must be clean of substances that would make them hazardous.
(4) Employees must not climb up or down ladders while carrying tools or materials that interfere with the free use of both hands.
(5) Ladders must not be placed on boxes, barrels, or other unstable bases to obtain additional height.
(6) Stepladders must not be used as single ladders.
(7) When working from a ladder over twenty-five feet from the ground or floor, the ladder must be secured at both top and bottom. When work on a ladder over twenty-five feet from the ground or floor requires the use of both hands, a safety belt must be worn and the safety lanyard secured to the ladder.
(8) Portable ladders must be placed so that the side rails have a secure footing. The top rest for portable rung and cleat ladders must be reasonably rigid and strong enough to support the applied load. The top of the ladder must be placed with the two rails supported, unless equipped with a single support attachment. Such an attachment should be substantial and large enough to support the ladder under load.
(9) Ladders carried on vehicles should be adequately supported to avoid sagging and securely fastened in position to minimize chafing and the effects of road shocks.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-05503, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-05503, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-05503, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-05505

Use of orchard ladders.

(1) Orchard ladders longer than sixteen feet are prohibited.
(2) Standing on the top two steps of the orchard ladder is prohibited.
(3) Employers must instruct employees to not stand on the top two steps (the top cap and the next step down) of orchard ladders.
(4) Employers must instruct employees to not step off the ladder onto branches of trees except onto the main crotch.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-05505, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-05505, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-05505, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-05507

Ladder requirements.

(1) Ladders made by fastening cleats across a single rail are prohibited.
(2) Wood ladders, when not in use, should be stored where they will not be exposed to the elements, but where there is good ventilation. They must be stored away from radiators, stoves, steam pipes, or other excessive heat or dampness.
(3) Wooden ladders should be kept coated with a suitable protective material. Painted ladders are acceptable if the ladders are carefully inspected prior to painting by competent and experienced inspectors acting for, and responsible to, the purchaser, and if the ladders are not for resale.
(4) A ladder must have feet that are appropriate for the surface on which it will be used.
For example: A ladder used on a slippery surface must have steel points or other nonslip material on its feet.
(5) Ladders must not be placed in front of doors opening toward the ladder unless the door is blocked open, locked, or guarded.
(6) Ladder safety devices may be used on tower, water tank and chimney ladders over twenty feet long in place of cage protection. No landing platform is required in these cases. All ladder safety devices such as lifebelts, friction brakes, and sliding attachments must meet the design requirements of the ladders that they serve.
(7) See chapter 296-307 WAC Part K for requirements related to working near overhead lines.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-05507, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-05507, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-05507, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-05507, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-060

Requirements that apply to job-made ladders.

Job-made ladder. A ladder that the employer or employees build.
Job-made ladders must meet the following requirements:
(1) All cleats must be made of one-by-four-inch nominal lumber, or stronger.
(2) Cleats must be inset into the edges of side rails to a depth of one-half inch, or filler blocks must be used on the rails between the cleats.
(3) Each cleat must be fastened to each rail with three 8d common wire nails or other fasteners of equal strength.
(4) Cleats must be uniformly spaced approximately 12 inches from the top of one cleat to the top of the next.
(5) Side rails must be continuous, unless splices develop the full strength of a continuous rail of equal length.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-060, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-060, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-060, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-061

Requirements that apply to working around bins, bunkers, hoppers, tanks, pits, and trenches.

(1) Employees must be prohibited from entering any bin, bunker, hopper, or similar area when loose materials (such as chips, sand, grain, gravel, sawdust, etc.) may collapse, unless the employee wears a safety belt with a lifeline attached and is attended by a helper.
Note:
Silage pits are exempt from this section.
Reference:
For requirements relating to confined spaces, see WAC 296-307-642 through 296-307-656.
(2) When employees are required to work in a trench or a pit 4 feet deep or more, the trench or the pit must be shored or sloped according to the following table:
SOIL OR ROCK TYPE
MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE
SLOPES (H:V) (1) FOR
EXCAVATIONS LESS
THAN 20 FEET DEEP (2)
STABLE ROCK
VERTICAL (90°)
TYPE A
3/4:1 (53°)
TYPE B
1:1 (45°)
TYPE C
1 1/2:1 (34°)
1
Numbers in parentheses next to maximum allowable slopes are angles in degrees from the horizontal. Angles have been rounded off.
2
Sloping or benching for excavations greater than 20 feet deep must be designed by a registered professional engineer.
(3) Each soil and rock deposit must be classified by a competent person as Stable Rock, Type A, B, or C according to the definitions in WAC 296-155-66401.
Competent person. Someone who is able to identify working conditions that are hazardous to employees, and has authority to take prompt action to eliminate the hazards.
(4) Classification of the deposits must be based on the results of at least one visual and at least one manual analysis. The analyses must be conducted by a competent person using tests in recognized methods of soil classification and testing such as those adopted by the American Society for Testing Materials, or the U.S. Department of Agriculture textural classification system.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-061, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-061, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-061, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-061, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-065

Identification of slow-moving vehicles.

(1) The employer must ensure that all farm tractors and other slow-moving farm vehicles and equipment used on public roads have lamps, reflectors, and a slow-moving vehicle emblem. From one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise, slow-moving vehicles must have lights and reflectors.
(2) The slow-moving vehicle emblem is a fluorescent yellow-orange triangle with a dark red reflective border. (See figure.) The emblem must be used on public roads only by vehicles designed to move slowly (25 M.P.H. or less).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-065, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-065, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-065, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-070

Motor vehicles.

[WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-070, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-070, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-07001

Motor vehicle maintenance.

(1) The employer must maintain all motor vehicles and their parts in good repair and safe condition.
(2) The employer must not use tires that are worn beyond the point of safety.
(3) Employees must report to the employer any motor vehicle or other farm equipment that is in unsafe operating condition. The employer must ensure that the vehicle or equipment is removed from service and repaired before use.
(4) Before an employee performs service or repair work under hydraulic or mechanical raised dump truck beds, blades, discs, or other equipment, the raised portion of the equipment must be manually pinned or blocked to prevent falling.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-07001, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-07001, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-07001, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-07003

Motor vehicle operation.

(1) Vehicles must be driven at safe operating speed.
(2) Truck drivers must operate equipment at a safe speed for roadway conditions.
(3) When an employee backing a truck has obstructed vision, the employee must be assisted by a signaler. The signaler must have a clear view of the rear of the truck and the operator of the truck.
(4) Truck drivers must sound their horn before starting to back, and intermittently while backing.
(5) Shut off motors before refueling. Take care to prevent fuel from spilling on hot parts.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-07003, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-07003, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-07003, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-07005

Qualifications to operate motor vehicle.

Only qualified drivers may operate motor vehicles and must have a current motor vehicle operator's license.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-07005, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-07005, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-07005, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-07007

Requirements that apply to motor vehicle brakes.

(1) The employer must ensure that motor vehicles have brakes that will safely hold the maximum load on maximum grades.
(2) Trucks parked on an incline must have the steered wheels turned into the curb and must have at least one "driver" wheel chocked on each side, independent of the braking system.
Exception:
If the truck has a functioning secondary braking system, the turned wheels and chock are not required.
(3) The employer must ensure that trailers have working air brakes, or another approved type. Air must be cut into the trailer brake system at the time that the trailer is coupled to the truck.
(4) The driver must test truck and trailer brakes before driving down a steep grade.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-07007, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-07007, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-07007, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-07009

Loading and unloading motor vehicles.

(1) The employer must ensure that employees load and unload motor vehicles safely.
(2) All loads transported on trucks or truck and trailer combinations must be properly secured and distributed. Loads must not exceed the safe operating load for the roadway condition and the capacity of the bridges, trestles, and other structures.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-07009, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-07009, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-07009, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-07011

Required safety equipment for motor vehicles.

All motor vehicles must have standard lights, horn, flags, flares, and other safety equipment that conforms to the state of Washington motor vehicles laws.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-07011, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-07011, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-07011, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-07013

Rules that apply to vehicles used to transport employees.

The employer must ensure that motor vehicles used regularly to transport employees meet the following requirements:
(1) The vehicles are well equipped, covered against the weather, and maintained in good mechanical condition at all times.
(2) A sufficient number of properly secured seats are provided in each vehicle to accommodate the number of employees transported. When emergency conditions make it necessary to transport more employees than the seating capacity can accommodate, all employees must ride within the vehicle. No employee may ride on fenders or running boards of the vehicle.
(3) No employees may ride in or on any vehicle with their legs hanging over the end or sides. All trucks without tail gates should have safety bars.
(4) The vehicles have storage strong enough to retain sharp tools that could present a hazard to employees being transported.
(5) All dump-trucks used to transport employees have an adequate safety chain or locking device to ensure that the body of the truck is not raised while employees are riding in it.
(6) Explosives or highly inflammable materials are not carried in or on the vehicle while it is used to transport employees.
(7) Exhaust systems are installed and maintained in proper condition, and are designed to eliminate the employee exposure to exhaust gases and fumes.
(8) Within the cab, crew trucks must carry only the number of passengers for which they are designed. In any seating arrangement, the driver must be able to maintain full freedom of motion. The driver's normal vision must be free from obstruction by passengers or the seating arrangement.
(9) All enclosed crew trucks have an emergency exit in addition to the regular entrance.
(10) Trucks used for hauling gravel may be used as crew trucks if they meet the following requirements:
(a) Steps in proper places;
(b) Wooden floors;
(c) Securely fastened seats;
(d) Truck is properly covered; and
(e) Compliance with all other general regulations covering crew trucks.
(11) Half-ton vehicles must haul no more than six persons including driver. Three-quarter-ton vehicles must haul no more than eight persons including driver.
(12) The vehicle is equipped with the first-aid supplies required by WAC 296-307-03920, two blankets, and a fire extinguisher.
Note:
Additional requirements relating to first aid are located in WAC 296-307-039.
(13) Heating units with open fires are not used in vehicles transporting crews.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-07013, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-07013, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-17-033, § 296-307-07013, filed 8/8/01, effective 9/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-07013, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-07013, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-07013, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-073

Requirements that apply to changing and charging, and storage of batteries.

(1) Battery changing installations must be located in areas designated for that purpose.
(2) Facilities must be provided for:
(a) Flushing and neutralizing spilled electrolyte;
(b) Fire protection;
(c) Protecting charging apparatus from damage by trucks; and
(d) Adequate ventilation of fumes from gassing batteries.
(3) Racks used to support batteries should be made of or covered with materials that will not create sparks.
(4) A conveyor, overhead hoist, or equivalent material handling equipment must be provided for handling batteries.
(5) Reinstalled batteries must be properly positioned and secured in the vehicle.
(6) A carboy tilter or siphon must be provided for handling electrolyte.
(7) When mixing water and acid for charging batteries, pour acid into water; do not pour water into acid.
(8) Vehicles must be properly positioned and the brake applied before attempting to change or charge batteries.
(9) When charging batteries, the vent caps should be kept in place to avoid electrolyte spray. The employer must ensure that vent caps function. The battery (or compartment) cover(s) must be open for cooling.
(10) Precautions must be taken to prevent open flames, sparks, or electric arcs in battery charging areas.
(11) Tools and other metallic objects must be kept away from the tops of uncovered batteries.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-073, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-073, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-073, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-076

Guarding farm field equipment.

Farm field equipment. Tractors or implements, including self-propelled implements, used in agricultural operations.
(1) All power transmission components must be guarded according to WAC 296-307-280.
(2) The manufacturer's instruction manual, if published by the manufacturer and currently available, must be the source of information for the safe operation and maintenance of field equipment.
(3) The employer must ensure that all power takeoff shafts, including rear, mid-mounted or side-mounted shafts, are guarded by a master shield, as follows:
(a) The rear power takeoff has a master shield. The master shield is strong enough to prevent permanent deformation of the shield when a 250-pound operator mounts or dismounts the tractor using the shield as a step.
(b) Power takeoff driven equipment is guarded to prevent employee contact with rotating members of the power drive system. When the tractor master shield must be removed to use specific power takeoff driven equipment, the equipment must provide protection from the part of the tractor power takeoff shaft that protrudes from the tractor.
(c) Signs are placed at prominent locations on the tractor and on power takeoff driven equipment requiring that safety shields are kept in place.
(4) The following functional components must be shielded to a degree consistent with the intended function and operator's vision of the component:
(a) Snapping or husking rolls;
(b) Straw spreaders and choppers;
(c) Cutterbars;
(d) Flail rotors;
(e) Rotary beaters;
(f) Mixing augers;
(g) Feed rolls;
(h) Conveying augers;
(i) Rotary tillers; and
(j) Similar units that must be exposed for proper function.
(5) Where removing a guard or access door will expose an employee to any component that continues to rotate after the power is disengaged, the employer must provide, in the immediate area:
(a) A safety sign warning the employee to look and listen for evidence of rotation and to wait until all components have stopped before removing the guard or access door.
(b) A readily visible or audible warning of rotation on equipment manufactured after October 25, 1976.
(6) If the mounting steps or ladder and the handholds of the propelling vehicle are made inaccessible by installation of other equipment, other steps and handholds must be provided on the equipment.
(7) The employer must ensure that the operator's steps and platform have a slip-resistant covering to minimize the possibility of slipping.
(8) Powered machines not driven by an individual motor must have a clutch or other effective means of stopping.
(9) All friction clutches must have sufficient clearance and be kept adjusted to prevent drag or creeping when disengaged.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-076, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-076, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-076, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-076, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-080

Rollover protective structures (ROPS) for tractors.

[WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-080, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-080, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-08003

Agricultural tractors covered by this section.

All agricultural tractors manufactured after October 25, 1976, must meet the requirements of WAC 296-307-080. An agricultural tractor manufactured on or before October 25, 1976, must meet the requirements of WAC 296-307-080 if:
(1) The tractor was built or sold with rollover protective structures (ROPS) as an optional accessory; or
(2) According to the manufacturer, the tractor was designed to accommodate the addition of ROPS.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-08003, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-08003, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-08003, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-08003, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-08006

Definitions that apply to rollover protective structures (ROPS) for agricultural tractors.

Agricultural tractor. A two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive vehicle, or a track vehicle of more than twenty net engine horsepower, designed to furnish the power to pull, carry, propel, or drive implements that are designed for agriculture. All human-powered implements are excluded.
Low profile tractor. A wheel or track-equipped vehicle with the following characteristics:
(a) The front wheel spacing is equal to the rear wheel spacing, as measured between the centerlines of the wheels;
(b) The clearance from the bottom of the tractor chassis to the ground is eighteen inches or less;
(c) The highest point of the hood is sixty inches or less; and
(d) The tractor is designed so that the operator straddles the transmission when seated.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-08006, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-08006, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-08006, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-08009

Requirements that apply to the testing and performance of ROPS used on agricultural tractors.

The employer must provide a rollover protective structure (ROPS) for each employee-operated tractor that is covered by WAC 296-307-080. ROPS used on wheel-type tractors must meet the test and performance requirements of OSHA 1928.51 C.F.R. Protective frames for wheel type agricultural tractors, and ROPS used on track-type tractors must meet the test and performance requirements of SAE Standard J334a (July 1970) and the portions of SAE Standard J167 (1971) pertaining to overhead protection requirements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-08009, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, [49.17].050. WSR 02-12-098, § 296-307-08009, filed 6/5/02, effective 8/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-08009, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-08009, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-08009, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-08012

Requirements that apply to seatbelts used with ROPS on agricultural tractors.

(1) Where ROPS are required by WAC 296-307-080, the employer must:
(a) Provide each tractor with a seatbelt;
(b) Require that each employee use the seatbelt while the tractor is moving; and
(c) Require that each employee tighten the seatbelt sufficiently to confine the employee to the ROPS protected area.
(2) Each seatbelt and seatbelt anchorage must meet the requirements of ANSI/SAE J800 April 1986, Motor Vehicle Seat Belt Assemblies.
(a) Where a suspended seat is used, the seatbelt must be fastened to the movable portion of the seat.
(b) The seatbelt webbing material must be at least as resistant to acids, alkalis, mildew, aging, moisture and sunlight as untreated polyester fiber.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-08012, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-08012, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-08012, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-08012, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-08015

ROPS requirements that apply to agricultural tractors.

ROPS are not required on agricultural tractors that are used as follows:
(1) Low profile tractors used in orchards, vineyards or hop yards where the vertical clearance requirements would substantially interfere with normal operations, and for work related to these uses.
(2) Low profile tractors while used inside a farm building or greenhouse in which the vertical clearance is insufficient to allow a ROPS equipped tractor to operate.
(3) Tractors while used with mounted equipment that is incompatible with ROPS (for example, cornpickers, cotton strippers, vegetable pickers, and fruit harvesters).
(4) Track-type agricultural tractors whose overall width (measured between the outside edges of the tracks) is at least three times the height of the rated center of gravity, and whose rated maximum speed in forward or reverse is not greater than seven miles per hour, when used only for tillage or harvesting operations, and which:
(a) Does not involve operating on slopes in excess of forty percent from horizontal; and
(b) Does not involve operating on piled crop products or residue (for example: Silage in stacks or pits); and
(c) Does not involve operating in close proximity to irrigation ditches, streams or other excavations more than two feet deep that contain slopes of more than forty percent from horizontal; and
(d) Does not involve construction-type operation, such as bulldozing, grading, or land clearing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-08015, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-08015, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-08015, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-08018

Required employee training that apply to ROPS used on agricultural tractors.

(1) The employer must ensure that every employee who operates an agricultural tractor is informed of the operating practices listed below and of any other practices dictated by the work environment. The employer must provide the information at the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter.
EXHIBIT A
EMPLOYEE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1.
Securely fasten the seat belt if the tractor has a ROPS.
2.
Where possible, avoid operating the tractor near ditches, embankments and holes.
3.
Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes and on rough, slick or muddy surfaces.
4.
Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.
5.
Watch where going, especially at row ends, on roads and around trees.
6.
Passengers, other than persons required for instruction or machine operation, must not be permitted to ride on equipment unless a passenger seat or other protective device is provided.
7.
Operate the tractor smoothlyno jerky turns, starts, or stops.
8.
Hitch only to the drawbar and hitch points recommended by tractor manufacturers.
9.
When tractor is stopped, set brakes securely and use park lock if available.
(2) The employer must ensure that every employee who operates an agriculture tractor is trained specifically in the operation of the tractor to be used. The training must include an orientation of the operator to the topographical features of the land where the tractor will be operated. Training must emphasize safe operating practices to avoid rollover.
(3) The tractor training program must be described in the written accident prevention program required by WAC 296-307-030.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-08018, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-08018, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-08018, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 97-08-051A, § 296-306A-08018, filed 3/31/97, effective 5/1/97; WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-08018, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-08021

Requirements that apply to ROPS used on agricultural tractors.

(1) The employer must ensure that batteries, fuel tanks, oil reservoirs, and coolant systems are constructed and located or sealed to ensure that no spillage comes in contact with the operator in the event of an upset.
(2) All sharp edges and corners at the operator's station must be designed to minimize operator injury in the event of an upset.
(3) When ROPS are removed, they must be remounted to meet the requirements of WAC 296-307-080.
(4) The employer must ensure that each ROPS has a label, permanently affixed to the structure, that states:
(a) Manufacturer's or fabricator's name and address;
(b) ROPS model number, if any;
(c) Tractor makes, models, or series numbers that the structure is designed to fit; and
(d) That the ROPS model was tested in accordance with the requirements of this section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-08021, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-08021, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-08021, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-08021, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-085

Requirements for ROPS to be provided for material handling equipment.

(1) This section applies to the following types of material handling equipment: Rubber-tired, self-propelled scrapers; rubber-tired front-end loaders; rubber-tired dozers; wheel-type agricultural and industrial tractors; crawler tractors; crawler-type loaders; and motor graders, with or without attachments, that are used in agricultural work. This section does not apply to side-boom pipelaying tractors.
(2) The employer must ensure that material handling equipment manufactured on or after October 25, 1976, is equipped with ROPS that meet the minimum performance standards of WAC 296-307-08009.
(3) ROPS and supporting attachments must meet the minimum performance standards of OSHA 1928.52 C.F.R., Protective Frames for Wheel Type Agricultural Tractors-Test Procedures and Performance Requirements, or must be designed, fabricated, and installed in a manner that will support, based on the ultimate strength of the metal, at least two times the weight of the prime mover applied at the point of impact.
(a) The ROPS must be designed to minimize the likelihood of a complete overturn and to minimize the possibility of the operator being crushed in a rollover.
(b) The design must provide a vertical clearance of at least fifty-two inches from the work deck to the ROPS at the entrance.
(4) When ROPS are removed, they must be remounted so as to meet the requirements of this section.
(5) Each ROPS must have a label, permanently affixed to the structure, that states:
(a) Manufacturer's or fabricator's name and address;
(b) ROPS model number, if any;
(c) Tractor makes, models, or series numbers that the structure is designed to fit; and
(d) That the ROPS model was tested in accordance with the requirements of this section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-085, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-085, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-085, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-085, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-090

Requirements that apply to overhead protection for operators of agricultural and industrial tractors.

This section applies to wheel-type agricultural tractors used in construction work and to wheel-type industrial tractors used in agriculture work.
(1) If grid or mesh is used for overhead protection, the largest permissible opening is 1.5 in. (38 mm.) in diameter. The overhead protection must not be installed in such a way as to become a hazard in the case of upset.
(2) All equipment used in site clearing operations must have rollover guards meeting the requirements of this chapter. The employer must ensure that rider-operated equipment is equipped with an overhead and rear canopy guard meeting the following requirements:
(a) The overhead covering is at least eighth-inch steel plate or quarter-inch woven wire mesh with openings no greater than one inch, or equivalent.
(b) The opening in the rear of the canopy structure is covered with not less than quarter-inch woven wire mesh with openings no greater than one inch.
(3) Overhead protection that meets the provisions of SAE Standard J334 (July 1970) for rubber-tired dozers and rubber-tired loaders also meets the requirements of this standard.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-090, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-090, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-090, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-095

Field sanitation.

[WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-095, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-095, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-09503

Scope.

WAC 296-307-095 applies to any agricultural employer with one or more employees engaged in any hand-labor operations in the field.
Exception:
WAC 296-307-09515 (handwashing facilities) and 296-307-09518 (toilet facilities) do not apply if employees:
 
(1) Are engaged in field activities for the production of grains, livestock, or livestock feed; or
 
(2) Use vehicles, machinery, or animals as part of their field activities and, when needed, can transport themselves to and from toilet and handwashing facilities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-09503, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-09503, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-09503, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-09503, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-09506

Definitions that apply to this section.

Accessible. A maximum of one-quarter mile or five minutes travel time from the worksite.
Hand-labor operations. Agricultural operations performed by hand or with hand tools.
For example: The hand cultivation, weeding, planting or harvesting of vegetables, nuts, fruit, seedlings or other crops, including mushrooms, and hand packing into containers.
Exception:
Hand-labor does not include logging operations, the care or feeding of livestock, or hand-labor operations in permanent structures (e.g., canning facilities or packing houses).
Handwashing facility. A facility that meets the requirements of WAC 296-307-09515 and is approved by the local health authority.
Potable water. Water that is suitable for drinking by the public and meets the requirements of chapter 246-290 or 246-291 WAC.
Toilet. A fixed or portable facility designed for the purpose of adequate collection and containment of both defecation and urination. "Toilet" includes biological, chemical, flush, and combustion toilets, or sanitary outhouses.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-09506, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 12-24-071, § 296-307-09506, filed 12/4/12, effective 1/4/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-09506, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-09506, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-09506, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-09509

Required field sanitation training.

The employer must provide each employee with verbal orientation on field sanitation facilities. The orientation must be understandable to each employee and must include:
(1) The location of potable water supplies and the importance of drinking water frequently, especially on hot days;
(2) Identification of all nonpotable water at the worksite and prohibition of the use of nonpotable water for sanitation purposes with an explanation of the hazards associated with using nonpotable water;
(3) The location of handwashing facilities and the importance of handwashing:
(a) Before and after using the toilet; and
(b) Before eating and smoking; and
(4) The location of toilet facilities; an explanation that facilities are for employee convenience and health considerations; the necessity to keep them sanitary; and that using the fields, orchards, or forests is not an option.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-09509, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-09509, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-09509, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-09509, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-09512

The employer must provide potable water sources.

The employer must provide potable water for employees engaged in hand-labor operations in the field, without cost to the employee. Potable water must meet the following requirements:
(1) Potable water is in locations that are accessible to all employees.
(2) Potable water containers are refilled daily or more often as necessary.
(3) Potable water dispensers are designed, constructed, and serviced so that sanitary conditions are maintained. They are closeable and equipped with a tap.
(4) Open containers such as barrels, pails, or tanks for drinking water from which water must be dipped or poured, whether or not they are fitted with a cover, are prohibited.
(5) Any container used to distribute drinking water is clearly marked in English and with the appropriate international symbol describing its contents.
(6) Any container used to distribute drinking water is only used for that purpose.
(7) Potable water is suitably cool and provided in sufficient amounts, taking into account the air temperature, humidity, and the nature of the work performed, to meet employees' needs.
Note:
Suitably cool water should be sixty degrees Fahrenheit or less. During hot weather, employees may require up to three gallons of water per day. Additional requirements may be found in the outdoor heat exposure standard in Part G-1, WAC 296-307-09740 Drinking water, which applies between May 1st and September 30th of each year.
(8) The use of common drinking cups or dippers is prohibited. Water is dispensed in single-use drinking cups, personal containers, or by water fountains.
Single-use drinking cups. Containers of any type or size, disposable or not, and including personal containers if the choice to use a personal container is made by the employee, not the employer.
(9) Employees must be prohibited from drinking from irrigation ditches, creeks or rivers. Potable water must meet the quality standards for drinking purposes of the state or local authority, or must meet quality standards of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's National Interim—Primary Drinking Water Regulations, published in 40 C.F.R. Part 141 and 40 C.F.R. 147.2400.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-09512, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 09-07-098, § 296-307-09512, filed 3/18/09, effective 5/1/09. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-09512, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-09512, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-09515

Handwashing facilities.

The employer must provide handwashing facilities for employees engaged in hand-labor operations in the field, without cost to the employee. Handwashing facilities must meet the following requirements:
(1) One handwashing facility with a tap and an adequate supply of water, soap, single-use hand towels, and either a basin or other suitable container for washing is provided for each twenty employees or fraction of twenty.
Note:
Nonpotable water must not be used for washing any part of a person, except as permitted by the local health authority.
(2) Each facility has running water.
(3) Each facility has a dispenser containing handsoap or a similar cleansing agent.
(4) Each facility has individual single-use hand towels.
(5) Facilities are maintained in a clean and sanitary condition according to appropriate public health sanitation practices.
(6) Waste receptacles are provided. Disposal of wastes from the facilities does not create a hazard nor cause an unsanitary condition.
(7) Employees are allowed reasonable time during the work period to use the facilities.
(8) Handwashing facilities are near toilet facilities and within one-quarter mile of each employee's worksite in the field.
Exception:
Where it is not feasible to locate facilities as required above, the facilities must be located at the point of closest vehicular access.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-09515, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-09515, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-09515, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-09518

Toilet facilities.

The employer must provide toilet facilities for employees engaged in hand-labor operations in the field, without cost to the employee. Toilet facilities must meet the following requirements:
(1) One toilet facility is provided for each twenty employees or fraction of twenty.
(2) The employer must ensure, at the beginning of each day, that the toilets are inspected. If any toilet facility fails to meet the requirements of this section, immediate corrective action is taken. Inspections are documented and the record maintained at the worksite for at least seventy-two hours.
(3) Toilet facilities are adequately ventilated; appropriately screened, and have self-closing doors that can be closed and latched from the inside. Toilet facilities are constructed to ensure privacy.
(4) Facilities are maintained in a clean, sanitary, and functional condition and according to appropriate public health sanitation practices.
(5) Toilets are supplied with toilet paper.
(6) Disposal of wastes from the facilities does not create a hazard or cause an unsanitary condition.
(7) Employees are allowed reasonable time during the work period to use the facilities.
(8) Facilities are near handwashing facilities and within one-quarter mile of each employee's worksite in the field.
Exception:
Where it is not feasible to locate facilities as required above, the facilities must be located at the point of closest vehicular access.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-09518, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-09518, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-09518, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



PDF296-307-097

Outdoor heat exposure.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 09-07-098, § 296-307-097, filed 3/18/09, effective 5/1/09.]



PDF296-307-09710

Scope and purpose.

WAC 296-307-09710 through 296-307-09760:
(1) Applies to all employers with employees performing work in an outdoor environment.
(2) Applies to outdoor work environments when employees are exposed to outdoor heat.
(3) Does not apply to incidental exposure. Incidental exposure means an employee is not required to perform a work activity outdoors for more than 15 minutes in any 60-minute period. This exception may be applied every hour during the work shift.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 23-14-042, § 296-307-09710, filed 6/27/23, effective 7/17/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-09710, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 09-07-098, § 296-307-09710, filed 3/18/09, effective 5/1/09.]



PDF296-307-09720

Definitions.

(1) Acclimatization. The body's temporary adaptation to work in heat that occurs as a person is exposed to it over a period of seven to 14 days depending on the amount of recent work in the heat and individual factors. Acclimatization can be lost after seven consecutive days away from working in the heat.
(2) Buddy system. A system where individuals are paired or teamed up into work groups so each employee can be observed by at least one other member of the group to monitor and report signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.
(3) Drinking water. Potable water that is suitable to drink and suitably cool in temperature. Other acceptable beverages include drinking water packaged as a consumer product, and electrolyte-replenishing beverages (i.e., sports drinks) that do not contain high amounts of sugar, caffeine, or both such as energy drinks.
(4) Engineering controls. The use of devices to reduce exposure and aid cooling, not including wearable items. Examples of engineering controls include fans, misting stations, air-conditioning, etc.
(5) Heat-related illness. A medical condition resulting from the body's inability to cope with a particular heat load, and includes, but is not limited to, heat cramps, heat rash, heat exhaustion, fainting, and heat stroke.
(6) Outdoor environment. An environment where work activities are conducted outside. Work environments such as inside vehicle cabs, sheds, and tents or other structures may be considered an outdoor environment if the environmental factors affecting temperature are not managed by engineering controls.
(7) Risk factors for heat-related illness. Conditions that increase susceptibility for heat-related illness including:
(a) Environmental factors such as air temperature, relative humidity, air movement, radiant heat from the sun and other sources, conductive heat sources such as the ground;
(b) Workload (light, moderate, or heavy) and work duration;
(c) Personal protective equipment and clothing worn by employees; and
(d) Personal factors such as age, medications, physical fitness, and pregnancy.
(8) Shade. A blockage of direct sunlight. Shade may be provided by any natural or artificial means that does not expose employees to unsafe or unhealthy conditions and that does not deter or discourage access or use. One indicator that blockage is sufficient is when objects do not cast a shadow in the area of blocked sunlight. Shade is not adequate when heat in the area of shade defeats the purpose of shade, which is to allow the body to cool. For example, a car sitting in the sun does not provide acceptable shade to a person sitting in it, unless the car is running with air-conditioning.
(9) Vapor barrier clothing. Clothing that significantly inhibits or completely prevents sweat produced by the body from evaporating into the outside air. Such clothing includes encapsulating suits, various forms of chemical resistant suits used for PPE, and other forms of nonbreathable clothing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 23-14-042, § 296-307-09720, filed 6/27/23, effective 7/17/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-09720, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 09-07-098, § 296-307-09720, filed 3/18/09, effective 5/1/09.]



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Employer and employee responsibility.

(1) Employers of employees exposed to temperatures at or above those listed in Table 1 of this section must:
(a) Address their outdoor heat exposure safety program in their written accident prevention program (APP), in a language that employees understand;
(b) Ensure the outdoor heat exposure safety program contains, at a minimum, the following elements:
(i) Procedures for providing sufficiently cool drinking water;
(ii) Procedures for providing shade or other sufficient means to reduce body temperature, including the location of such means and how employees can access them;
(iii) Emergency response procedures for employees demonstrating signs or symptoms of heat-related illness;
(iv) Acclimatization methods and procedures;
(v) High heat procedures; and
(vi) The specific method used by the employer to closely observe employees for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness as required under WAC 296-307-09745 and 296-307-09747(2);
(c) Ensure a copy of the outdoor heat exposure safety program is made available to employees and their authorized representatives;
(d) Encourage employees to frequently consume water or other acceptable beverages to ensure hydration; and
(e) Encourage and allow employees to take a preventative cool-down rest period when they feel the need to do so to protect themselves from overheating using sufficient means to reduce body temperature such as shade or other equally or more effective means. The preventative cool-down rest period must be paid unless taken during a meal period that is not otherwise required to be compensated. If an employee is showing signs or symptoms of heat-related illness during the cool-down rest period, the employer must comply with the requirements under WAC 296-307-09750.
Table 1. To determine which temperature applies to each worksite, select the temperature associated with the general type of clothing or personal protective equipment (PPE) each employee is required to wear.
Nonbreathable clothes including vapor barrier clothing or PPE such as chemical resistant suits
52°F
All other clothing
80°F
Note:
There is no requirement to maintain temperature records. The temperatures in Table 1 were developed based on Washington state data and are not applicable to other states.
(2) Employees are responsible for monitoring their own personal factors for heat-related illness including consumption of water or other acceptable beverages to ensure hydration, and taking preventative cool-down rest periods when they feel the need to do so to prevent from overheating.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 23-14-042, § 296-307-09730, filed 6/27/23, effective 7/17/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 09-07-098, § 296-307-09730, filed 3/18/09, effective 5/1/09.]



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Access to shade.

Employers of employees exposed at or above temperatures listed in Table 1 of WAC 296-307-09730 must:
(1) Provide and maintain one or more areas with shade at all times while employees are present that are either open to the air or provided with ventilation or cooling, and not adjoining a radiant heat source such as machinery or a concrete structure. The shade must be located as close as practicable to the areas where employees are working.
(2) Ensure the amount of shade present is large enough to accommodate the number of employees on a meal or rest period, so they can sit in a normal posture fully in the shade.
(3) In lieu of shade, employers may use other means to reduce body temperature if they can demonstrate such means are equally or more effective than shade. Some alternatives to shade may include the provision of misting stations, cooling vests, or air-conditioned areas.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 23-14-042, § 296-307-09735, filed 6/27/23, effective 7/17/23.]



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Drinking water.

(1) Keeping workers hydrated in a hot outdoor environment requires that more water be provided than at other times of the year. Federal OSHA and research indicate that employers should be prepared to supply at least one quart of drinking water per employee per hour. When employee exposure is at or above an applicable temperature listed in WAC 296-307-09730 Table 1:
(a) Employers must ensure that a sufficient quantity of suitably cool drinking water is readily accessible to employees at all times; and
(b) Employers must ensure that all employees have the opportunity to drink at least one quart of drinking water per hour.
(2) Employers are not required to supply the entire quantity of drinking water needed to be supplied for all employees on a full shift at the beginning of the shift. Employers may begin the shift with smaller quantities of drinking water if effective procedures are established for replenishment during the shift.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 23-14-042, § 296-307-09740, filed 6/27/23, effective 7/17/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 09-07-098, § 296-307-09740, filed 3/18/09, effective 5/1/09.]



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Acclimatization.

Employers must closely observe employees for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness by implementing one or more of the close observation options under WAC 296-307-09747(2).
(1) For 14 days when employees:
(a) Are newly assigned to working at or above the applicable temperatures listed in Table 1 of WAC 296-307-09730;
(b) Return to work at the applicable temperatures listed in Table 1 of WAC 296-307-09730 after an absence of seven days or more;
(2) During a heat wave. For purposes of this section only, "heat wave" means any day in which the predicted high temperature for the day will be at least the temperatures listed in Table 1 of WAC 296-307-09730 and at least 10 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the average high daily temperature in the preceding five days.
Note:
Employers may also consider additional acclimatization procedures recommended by NIOSH:
 
- NIOSH Heat Stress: Acclimatization. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/userfiles/works/pdfs/2017-124.pdf
 
- NIOSH Criteria for a Recommended Standard for Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2016-106/pdfs/2016-106.pdf?id=10.26616/NIOSHPUB2016106
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 23-14-042, § 296-307-09745, filed 6/27/23, effective 7/17/23.]



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High heat procedures.

The employer must implement the following high heat procedures when the temperature is at or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, unless engineering or administrative controls (such as air-conditioning or scheduling work at cooler times of the day) are used to lower employees' exposure below 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
(1) Ensure that employees take at a minimum the mandatory cool-down rest periods in Table 2. The cool-down rest period must be provided in the shade or using other equally or more effective means to reduce body temperature. The mandatory cool-down rest period may be provided concurrently with any meal or rest period required under WAC 296-131-020 and must be paid unless taken during a meal period that is not otherwise required to be compensated. Mandatory cool-down rest periods in Table 2 are not required during emergency response operations where rescue, evacuation, utilities, communications, transportation, law enforcement, and medical operations are directly aiding firefighting, protecting public health and safety, or actively protecting, restoring or maintaining the safe and reliable operation of critical infrastructure at risk.
Table 2
Air Temperature
Mandatory cool-down
rest periods
At or above 90°F
10 minutes/2 hours
At or above 100°F
15 minutes/1 hour
Notes:
• Employers may also consider implementing more additional protective rest periods per NIOSH or ACGIH methods:
 
- NIOSH Criteria for a Recommended Standard for Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2016-106/pdfs/2016-106.pdf?id=10.26616/NIOSHPUB2016106
 
- American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV) for Heat Stress and Strain: https://www.acgih.org/heat-stress-and-strain-2/
 
• The department will review work-rest periods within three years after the outdoor heat exposure rule goes into effect. We will review applicable data including, but not limited to, heat-related illness claims, inspections, other national and state regulations, peer-reviewed publications, and nationally recognized standards.
(2) Closely observe employees for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness by implementing one or more of the following:
(a) Regular communication with employees working alone, such as by radio or cellular phone;
(b) A mandatory buddy system; or
(c) Other effective means of observation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 23-14-042, § 296-307-09747, filed 6/27/23, effective 7/17/23.]



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Responding to signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.

(1) Employers must ensure that effective communication by voice, observation, or electronic means is maintained so that employees at the work site and their supervisor can contact each other to report signs and symptoms of heat-related illness and get medical attention when necessary. An electronic device, such as a cellular phone or text messaging device, may be used for this purpose only if reception in the area is reliable.
(2) Employees showing signs or demonstrating symptoms of heat-related illness must be relieved from duty and provided with a sufficient means to reduce body temperature.
(3) Employees showing signs or demonstrating symptoms of heat-related illness must be monitored to determine whether medical attention is necessary.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 23-14-042, § 296-307-09750, filed 6/27/23, effective 7/17/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 09-07-098, § 296-307-09750, filed 3/18/09, effective 5/1/09.]



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Information and training.

(1) All employees and supervisors must be trained as required by this section prior to outdoor work where occupational exposure to heat might occur and at least annually after the initial training. Training must be provided in a language and manner the employee or supervisor understands.
(2) Employee training. Effective training on the following topics must be provided to all employees who may be exposed to outdoor heat:
(a) The environmental factors and other work conditions (i.e., workload, work duration, personal protective equipment, clothing) that contribute to the risk of heat-related illness;
(b) General awareness of personal factors that may increase susceptibility to heat-related illness including, but not limited to, an individual's age, physical fitness, degree of acclimatization, medical conditions, drinking water consumption, alcohol use, previous heat-related illness, pregnancy, and use of medications that affect the body's responses to heat. This information is for the employee's personal use;
(c) The importance of removing heat-retaining personal protective equipment such as nonbreathable chemical resistant clothing during all breaks;
(d) The importance of frequent consumption of small quantities of drinking water or other acceptable beverages;
(e) The importance of acclimatization requirements under WAC 296-307-09745, the concept of acclimatization, and the importance of the following considerations:
(i) Frequent cool-down rest periods;
(ii) Gradual increase of work duration in the heat; and
(iii) Employees are unable to build a tolerance to working in the heat during a heat wave;
(f) The importance of taking preventative cool-down rest periods when employees feel the need to do so in order to protect themselves from overheating;
(g) The mandatory cool-down rest periods under WAC 296-307-09747 when the outdoor temperature reaches or exceeds 90 degrees Fahrenheit;
(h) The employer's procedures for providing shade or other sufficient means to reduce body temperature, including the location of such means and how employees can access them;
(i) The different types of heat-related illness, the common signs and symptoms of heat-related illness;
(j) The importance of immediately reporting signs or symptoms of heat-related illness in either themselves or in co-workers to the person in charge and the procedures the employee must follow including appropriate first aid and emergency response procedures; and
(k) The employer's procedures for close observation of employees for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.
(3) Supervisor training. Prior to supervising employees working in outdoor environments with heat exposure at or above the temperature levels listed in WAC 296-307-09730(2) Table 1, supervisors must have training on the following topics:
(a) The information required to be provided to employees listed in subsection (1) of this section;
(b) The procedures the supervisor must follow to implement the applicable provisions of WAC 296-307-097 through 296-307-09760;
(c) The importance of considering the use of engineering or administrative controls such as air-conditioning and scheduling work during the cooler hours of the day in order to reduce employees' exposure to heat;
(d) The procedures the supervisor must follow if an employee exhibits signs or symptoms consistent with possible heat-related illness, including appropriate first aid and emergency response procedures; and
(e) Procedures for moving or transporting an employee(s) to a place where the employee(s) can be reached by an emergency medical service provider, if necessary.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 23-14-042, § 296-307-09760, filed 6/27/23, effective 7/17/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 09-07-098, § 296-307-09760, filed 3/18/09, effective 5/1/09.]



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Wildfire smoke.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 24-01-070, § 296-307-098, filed 12/14/23, effective 1/15/24.]



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Purpose and scope.

WAC 296-307-09805 through 296-307-09860 applies to all workplaces, including those with agricultural activity according to RCW 49.17.020, with the exception of the following:
(1) Enclosed buildings or structures in which the employer ensures that windows, doors, bays, and other exterior openings are kept closed, except when it is necessary to briefly open doors to enter and exit.
(2) Enclosed vehicles in which the air is filtered by a properly maintained cabin air filter and the employer ensures that windows, doors, and other openings are kept closed except when it is necessary to briefly open doors to enter or exit. Buses, light rail, and other enclosed vehicles used for transit systems where doors are frequently opened to board and deboard passengers are not included under this exemption.
(3) Work within the scope of chapter 296-305 WAC, Safety standards for firefighters.
(4) Workers performing prescribed burns.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 24-01-070, § 296-307-09805, filed 12/14/23, effective 1/15/24.]



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Definitions.

(1) Air Quality Index (AQI). A unitless index used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to communicate air quality for several pollutants, including PM2.5. References to the AQI used throughout WAC 296-307-09805 through 296-307-09860 means the "NowCast AQI for PM2.5."
Note:
The EPA has proposed revisions to the AQI.1 DOSH will revisit chapter 296-820 WAC, and WAC 296-307-098 Wildfire smoke, if the proposed changes are adopted.
(2) Current PM2.5. The concentration of PM2.5 for the most current hour available, calculated using an hourly average of PM2.5 data.
Note:
The NowCast AQI as provided by the Washington state department of ecology, local clean air agency, or U.S. EPA is also acceptable to approximate current PM2.5.
(3) Emergency response. Rescue, evacuation, utilities, communications, transportation, and medical operations; when such operations are directly aiding firefighting; protecting public health and safety; or actively protecting, restoring, or maintaining the safe and reliable operation of critical infrastructure at risk.
(4) High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. A filter capable of trapping and retaining at least 99.97 percent of all monodispersed particles of 0.3 micrometers mean aerodynamic diameter or larger.
(5) NIOSH. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NIOSH tests and approves respirators for use in the workplace.
(6) NowCast. The method used by the EPA and the Washington state department of ecology to approximate the air quality for the most current hour available by using a calculation that involves multiple hours of past data. The NowCast uses longer averages during periods of stable air quality and shorter averages when air quality is changing rapidly, such as during a wildfire. The NowCast is generally updated every hour.
(7) PM2.5. Solid particles and liquid droplets suspended in air, known as particulate matter, with an aerodynamic diameter of 2.5 micrometers or smaller. Measured in micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3).
(8) Wildfire smoke. PM2.5 which includes emissions from planned and unplanned fires in wildlands, wildland urban interface, agricultural operations, or adjacent developed areas. Wildfire smoke contains a complex mixture of gases and particulates. Fine particulates such as PM2.5 are the primary pollutant of public and occupational health concern in wildfire smoke.
(9) Wildlands. Sparsely populated geographical areas covered primarily by grass, brush, trees, crops, or combination thereof.
1
Federal Register Vol. 88, No. 18, Page 5558, January 2023: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2023-01-27/pdf/2023-00269.pdf.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 24-01-070, § 296-307-09810, filed 12/14/23, effective 1/15/24.]



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Identification of harmful exposures.

The employer must determine the current PM2.5 for worksites covered by WAC 296-307-09805 through 296-307-09860 periodically as needed. The employer may use any of the following methods to determine employee exposures such that they are able to comply with the requirements in WAC 296-307-09805 through 296-307-09860:
(1) Check PM2.5 forecasts and the current PM2.5 from any of the following:
(a) Washington department of ecology website;
(b) Air Quality WA mobile app;
(c) Washington smoke information website;
(d) U.S. EPA Fire and Smoke Map;
(e) U.S. EPA AirNow website;
(f) U.S. EPA AirNow mobile app;
(g) U.S. Forest Service AirFire website; or
(h) Local clean air agency website.
(2) Obtain PM2.5 forecasts and the current PM2.5 directly from the Washington state department of ecology, U.S. EPA, U.S. EPA EnviroFlash.info, or local clean air agency by telephone, email, text, or other effective method; or
(3) Measure current PM2.5 levels at the work location in accordance with WAC 296-307-09845.
The following table indicates the NowCast AQI values that may be used from the Washington state department of ecology, local clean air agency, or EPA to comply with this section:
CURRENT PM2.5
NOWCAST AIR QUALITY INDEX FOR PM2.5 (AQI)
20.5 μg/m3
69
35.5 μg/m3
101
250.5 μg/m3
301
500.4 μg/m3
500
555 μg/m3
Beyond the AQI
Notes:
• The current PM2.5 is updated hourly.
 
• Employers are not responsible for tracking employee exposures outside of working hours.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 24-01-070, § 296-307-09815, filed 12/14/23, effective 1/15/24.]



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Hazard communication.

For any worksite covered by WAC 296-307-09805 through 296-307-09860, the employer must establish and implement a system for communicating wildfire smoke hazards in a form readily understandable by all affected employees, including provisions designed to encourage employees to inform the employer of wildfire smoke hazards at the worksite without fear of reprisal.
(1) The hazard communication system must include procedures for:
(a) Informing employees when the current PM2.5 as identified in WAC 296-307-09815, exceeds the following thresholds, and the protective measures available to employees to reduce their wildfire smoke exposures:
(i) When at least two consecutive current PM2.5 readings are 20.5 µg/m3 (AQI 69) or more;
(ii) 35.5 µg/m3 (AQI 101) or more;
(iii) 250.5 µg/m3 (AQI 301) or more;
(iv) 500.4 µg/m3 (AQI 500) or more; and
(v) 555 µg/m3 (beyond the AQI) or more.
(b) Enabling and encouraging employees to inform the employer of:
(i) Worsening air quality;
(ii) Availability issues of appropriate exposure control measures and respiratory protection required by WAC 296-307-09805 through 296-307-09860; and
(iii) Any symptoms that may potentially be related to wildfire smoke exposure including, but not limited to:
(A) Respiratory:
• Cough;
• Difficulty breathing;
• Wheezing;
• Shortness of breath, particularly when accompanied by greater use of accessory muscles;
• Asthma attack;
• Runny nose;
• Sore throat;
• Sinus pain or pressure; or
• Phlegm.
(B) Cardiovascular:
• Chest pain or discomfort;
• Fast or irregular heartbeat;
• Feeling weak, light-headed, faint, or dizzy; or
• Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back.
(C) Symptoms concerning for a stroke:
• Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body;
• Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding speech;
• Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes;
• Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination; or
• Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
(D) Headache; scratchy or irritated eyes; fatigue or tiredness.
(2) A wildfire smoke response plan must be included in the written accident prevention program before work that exposes the worker to a current PM2.5 concentration of 20.5 µg/m3 (AQI 69) or more. The wildfire smoke response plan must be tailored to the workplace and include at least the following elements:
(a) The health effects and symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure;
(b) The importance of informing the employer when the employee is experiencing symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure;
(c) The right to obtain medical attention without fear of reprisal;
(d) The requirements of WAC 296-307-09805 through 296-307-09860;
(e) The employer's methods of determining the current PM2.5 under WAC 296-307-09815;
(f) How employees can obtain the current PM2.5, and the employer's methods to communicate the current PM2.5;
(g) The employer's response plan for wildfire smoke, including methods to protect employees from wildfire smoke, and the exposure symptom response procedures;
(h) The importance, benefits, and limitations of using a properly fitted respirator when exposed to wildfire smoke;
(i) The risks and limitations of using an unfitted respirator, and the risks of wearing a respirator without a medical evaluation; and
(j) How to properly put on, use, and maintain the respirators provided by the employer.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 24-01-070, § 296-307-09820, filed 12/14/23, effective 1/15/24.]



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Information and training.

The employer must provide all workers with information and training regarding wildfire smoke before work that exposes the worker to a current PM2.5 concentration of 20.5 µg/m3 (AQI 69) or more. Training must be provided at least annually thereafter.
(1) Information and training must be provided in a manner and language readily understood by the workers.
(2) At a minimum, the training must include the following information found in WAC 296-307-09850, Appendix A:
(a) The health effects and symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure;
(b) The importance of informing the employer when the employee is experiencing symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure;
(c) The right to obtain medical attention without fear of reprisal;
(d) The requirements of WAC 296-307-09805 through 296-307-09860;
(e) The employer's methods of determining the current PM2.5 under WAC 296-307-09815;
(f) How employees can obtain the current PM2.5, and the employer's methods to communicate the current PM2.5;
(g) The employer's response plan for wildfire smoke, including methods to protect employees from wildfire smoke, and the exposure symptom response procedures;
(h) The importance, benefits, and limitations of using a properly fitted respirator when exposed to wildfire smoke;
(i) The risks and limitations of using an unfitted respirator, and the risks of wearing a respirator without a medical evaluation; and
(j) How to properly put on, use, and maintain the respirators provided by the employer.
(3) Supervisor training. Prior to supervising employees performing work that exposes the worker to current PM2.5 levels that are 20.5 µg/m3 (AQI 69) or more, supervisors must have training on the information in subsection (2) of this section, and the following topics:
(a) The procedures the supervisor must follow to implement the applicable provisions of WAC 296-307-09805 through 296-307-09860;
(b) The procedures the supervisor must follow if an employee exhibits symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure; and
(c) Procedures for moving or transporting employees to an emergency medical service provider, or other appropriate level of care, if necessary.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 24-01-070, § 296-307-09825, filed 12/14/23, effective 1/15/24.]



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Exposure symptom response.

(1) Employers must allow employees who display any symptoms that may potentially be related to wildfire smoke exposure to seek medical attention or follow medical advice they have been given, and must not retaliate against affected employees for seeking such medical attention, or following medical advice.
(2) Employers must monitor employees displaying symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure to determine whether medical attention is necessary.
(a) Symptoms requiring immediate medical attention include, but are not limited to:
• Wheezing, difficulty breathing, or shortness of breath, particularly when accompanied by greater use of accessory muscles;
• Asthma attacks;
• Chest pain or symptoms concerning for heart attack;
• Nausea or vomiting;
• Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body;
• Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding speech;
• Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes;
• Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination; or
• Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
(b) Except as required under subsection (3) of this section, while medical attention is being arranged or where medical attention is not necessary, employers must take steps to reduce or eliminate continued exposure to wildfire smoke as appropriate to employee symptoms; intensity of exposure; and exposure controls in place, including respiratory protections in place.
(3) Where the current PM2.5 is 250.5 µg/m3 (AQI 301) or more, employers must ensure workers experiencing symptoms requiring immediate medical attention, including those described under subsection (2)(a) of this section, be moved to a location that ensures sufficient clean air such as:
(a) A location where the current PM2.5 is less than 20.5 µg/m3; or
(b) An enclosed building, structure, or vehicle with HEPA filtration sufficient for the volume of the space.
(4) Employers must have effective provisions made in advance for prompt medical attention of employees who display symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 24-01-070, § 296-307-09830, filed 12/14/23, effective 1/15/24.]



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Exposure controls.

(1) Where the current PM2.5 is 20.5 µg/m3 (AQI 69) or more, the employer is encouraged to implement exposure controls.
(2) Where the current PM2.5 is 35.5 µg/m3 (AQI 101) or more, the employer must implement effective exposure controls whenever feasible.
(3) Such controls include, but are not limited to:
(a) Providing enclosed buildings, structures, or vehicles where the air is adequately filtered;
(b) Providing portable HEPA filters in enclosed areas;
(c) Relocating work to a location with a lower ambient air concentration of PM2.5;
(d) Changing work schedules to a time with a lower ambient air concentration of PM2.5;
(e) Avoiding or reducing work that creates additional exposures to dust, fumes, or smoke;
(f) Reducing work intensity; and
(g) Providing additional rest periods.
(4) WAC 296-307-09835 is not required during emergency response.
Note:
Exposure controls may be implemented to the extent that the work is no longer covered by the scope of this rule as listed in WAC 296-307-09805 (1) or (2).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 24-01-070, § 296-307-09835, filed 12/14/23, effective 1/15/24.]



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Respiratory protection.

(1) Where the current PM2.5 is 20.5 µg/m3 (AQI 69) to 35.4 µg/m3 (AQI 100), the employer is encouraged to provide N95 filtering-facepiece respirators at no cost to employees upon request. Employees may provide and wear their own respiratory protection as long as voluntary use of these respirators does not introduce hazards to the work environment.
(2) Where the current PM2.5 is 35.5 µg/m3 (AQI 101) to 250.4 µg/m3 (AQI 300), the employer must provide N95 filtering-facepiece respirators at no cost to all exposed employees, and must encourage respirator use. Employers must provide respirators by either of the following methods:
(a) Directly distribute to each exposed employee; or
(b) Maintain a sufficient supply for all exposed employees at each work location where exposure occurs. Such respirator supply availability and locations must be made known, and be readily accessible, to all exposed employees in a manner that does not restrict or hinder employee access to obtain and replace respirators when needed.
(3) Where the current PM2.5 is 250.5 µg/m3 (AQI 301) to 500.3 µg/m3 (AQI 499), the employer must distribute N95 filtering-facepiece respirators directly to each exposed employee, and must encourage respirator use.
(4)(a) Where the current PM2.5 is 500.4 µg/m3 (AQI 500) to 554.9 µg/m3 (beyond the AQI), employees must be enrolled in a complete respiratory protection program in accordance with WAC 296-307-594 through 296-307-622 Respirators, except as provided in (b) of this subsection. The employer must provide and require to be worn one of the following respirators:
(i) N95 filtering-facepiece respirator;
(ii) Half-facepiece air-purifying respirator equipped with P100 filters; or
(iii) Other respirators equipped with P100 filters, with an assigned protection factor of 10 or greater as listed in WAC 296-307-60205 Select and provide appropriate respirators.
(b) This subsection does not apply to employees exposed to PM2.5 for a total of 15 minutes or less during a 24-hour period.
(5) Where the current PM2.5 is 555 µg/m3 (beyond the AQI) or more, employees must be enrolled in a complete respiratory protection program in accordance with WAC 296-307-594 through 296-307-622, Respirators. The employer must provide and require to be worn one of the following respirators equipped with P100 filters:
(a) Loose-fitting powered air-purifying respirator;
(b) Full-facepiece air-purifying respirator;
(c) Full-facepiece powered air-purifying respirator; or
(d) Other respirators with an assigned protection factor of 25 or more as listed in WAC 296-307-60205 Select and provide appropriate respirators, such that the PM2.5 levels inside the respirator are less than 55.5 µg/m3 (AQI 151).
(6) Respirators must be NIOSH-approved devices that effectively protect the wearers from inhalation of wildfire smoke.
(7) The employer must use WAC 296-307-09825 in lieu of the advisory information in Table 2 of WAC 296-307-59805 Make sure voluntary use of respirators is safe, for training regarding voluntary use of respirators for wildfire smoke.
(8) Respirators must be cleaned, stored, maintained, and replaced so that they are in good working order, and do not present a health hazard to users. Replace or repair any respirator that is not functioning properly, and do not permit their use. Filtering-facepiece respirators must not be cleaned, repaired, or shared. Dispose of and replace any filtering-facepiece respirator that is dirty, damaged, or difficult to breathe through. Elastomeric respirators must be properly cleaned and disinfected before being worn by another employee.
Notes:
• Respirator use is not considered voluntary when an employer requires respirators to be used. A complete respiratory protection program in accordance with WAC 296-307-594 through 296-307-622, Respirators, is required if the employer chooses to require respirator use.
 
• For voluntary use of filtering-facepiece respirators, such as N95 respirators, some of the requirements of WAC 296-307-594 through 296-307-622, Respirators, such as fit-testing and medical evaluations, do not apply.
 
• Elastomeric respirators equipped with P100 filters may be used in place of N95 filtering-facepiece respirators. If elastomeric respirators are used voluntarily, additional requirements apply from WAC 296-307-594 through 296-307-622, Respirators, such as medical evaluations and establishing a respiratory protection program.
 
• For voluntary or required use of loose-fitting powered air-purifying respirators, some of the requirements of WAC 296-307-594 through 296-307-622, Respirators, do not apply, such as fit-testing and requiring workers to be clean-shaven.
 
• During emergency response, required use of respirators must be implemented to the extent feasible.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 24-01-070, § 296-307-09840, filed 12/14/23, effective 1/15/24.]



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Measuring PM2.5 levels at the worksite.

(1) An employer may use a direct-reading particulate sensor to identify harmful exposures as required by WAC 296-307-09815, if the employer can demonstrate that it has complied with this section (WAC 296-307-09845) and selected a direct-reading particulate sensor that:
(a) Does not underestimate employee exposures to wildfire smoke; or
(b) May underestimate wildfire smoke exposures, but the employer has obtained information on the possible error of the sensor from the manufacturer or other published literature and has accounted for the error of the sensor when determining exposures to PM2.5 to ensure that employee exposure levels not be underestimated.
(2) The sensor must be designed and manufactured to measure the concentration of airborne particle sizes ranging from an aerodynamic diameter of 0.3 micrometers or less, up to and including 2.5 micrometers (≤0.3 µm to 2.5 µm). The employer may use a sensor that measures a particle size range beyond these limits, if the employer treats the results as the PM2.5 levels.
(3) The employer must:
(a) Select a sensor with a field R-squared (R2) value greater than 0.7 when measuring one-hour average PM2.5; or
(b) If the selected sensor's field R2 is unknown or is 0.7 or less, the employer may use the sensor alongside other data sources listed in WAC 296-307-09815, relying upon whichever value is higher.
(4) The employer must ensure that the sensor it selects be calibrated, maintained, and used, including the use of necessary accessories, in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions for accurately measuring one-hour average PM2.5 concentrations.
(5) The person supervising, directing, evaluating, or operating direct-reading particulate sensors must have the training or experience necessary to apply this section and to ensure the correct use of the sensor and the interpretation of the results, so that exposures are not underestimated.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 24-01-070, § 296-307-09845, filed 12/14/23, effective 1/15/24.]



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Appendix A: Protection from wildfire smoke information and training (mandatory).

(1) The health effects and symptoms of wildfire smoke:
(a) Although there are many hazardous chemicals in wildfire smoke, the main harmful pollutant for people who are not very close to the fire is "particulate matter," the tiny particles suspended in the air.
Particulate matter is a health risk whether you are exposed over a short period of time or a long period of time. The EPA has determined that particulate matter does cause, or likely causes cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, cancer, and harm to the nervous system. In addition, particulate matter can irritate the eyes and lungs, causing eye irritation, phlegm, and persistent coughing. It can also cause difficulty breathing, reduced lung function, wheezing, bronchitis, worsening of asthma, heart failure, and early death.
(b) Wildfire smoke can harm your health even if you cannot see or smell the smoke or do not feel any symptoms. Even healthy people can be harmed by wildfire smoke. The wildfire smoke rule is designed to limit the harm from wildfire smoke, and it is important to consider taking action to reduce your exposure to smoke whenever the rule's protections are in effect, whether or not you have symptoms. Watch for symptoms as an additional indication to reduce exposure to smoke, and reduce work intensity.
This appendix reviews many wildfire smoke symptoms, but not every possible symptom may be mentioned, and it is a good idea to talk to your doctor or other health care provider before being exposed to wildfire smoke to have a plan for protecting yourself, including what symptoms to watch out for and how to reduce your exposure. This is especially important if you have any medical conditions; are pregnant; or have questions about the health effects or symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure.
(c) The wildfire smoke rule has additional requirements in WAC 296-307-09830 when workers experience symptoms requiring immediate medical attention. When the current PM2.5 is 250.5 µg/m3 or more, your employer must ensure workers experiencing such symptoms be moved to a location that ensures sufficient clean air as described in WAC 296-307-09830(3). Symptoms requiring immediate medical attention include, but are not limited to:
• Symptoms concerning for a heart attack, such as:
- Chest pain or discomfort;
- Feeling weak, light-headed, faint, or dizzy;
- Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back;
- Pain or discomfort in one or both arms or shoulders;
- Shortness of breath, especially if accompanied by chest discomfort;
• Symptoms concerning for a stroke, such as:
- Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body;
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding speech;
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes;
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination;
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause;
• Wheezing, difficulty breathing, or shortness of breath, particularly when accompanied by greater use of accessory muscles;
• Asthma attacks; or
• Nausea or vomiting.
(d) In addition to symptoms that under this rule require immediate medical attention, wildfire smoke can also cause other symptoms, many of which are described below. Even if a symptom is not mentioned here, you have the right under the wildfire smoke rule to seek medical attention or follow medical advice if you develop any symptoms you think may potentially be related to wildfire smoke exposure, regardless of their severity. Regardless of whether a symptom is serious enough to require immediate medical attention, employers covered by the wildfire smoke rule are required by WAC 296-307-09830(4) to have effective provisions made in advance for prompt medical attention of employees displaying symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure. If you develop a symptom, you should follow the advice of your doctor or health care provider, and seek medical attention if necessary. Your employer must not retaliate against you for seeking medical attention or following medical advice you have been given. In addition to the symptoms requiring immediate medical attention according to WAC 296-307-09830, all of the following symptoms are also potentially related to wildfire smoke exposure. They may also require medical attention:
• Respiratory:
- Cough;
- Runny or irritated nose;
- Sore throat;
- Sinus pain or pressure;
- Phlegm.
• Fast or irregular heartbeat;
• Headache;
• Scratchy or irritated eyes; or
• Fatigue or tiredness.
(e) Developing wildfire smoke symptoms, even mild ones, indicates you are being overexposed to the smoke and should report your symptoms to your employer. In response, according to WAC 296-307-09830 your employer must permit you to follow medical advice you have been given, seek medical attention if necessary, and must take appropriate steps to reduce your exposure. This may include providing you with access to clean air according to WAC 296-307-09830(3) (your employer must ensure access to clean air when the current PM2.5 is greater than 250.5 µg/m3); helping you use respiratory protection; or taking other steps to control your exposure.
(f) Sensitive groups:
L&I and the Washington state department of health consider all outdoor workers as a sensitive group at higher risk of experiencing adverse health effects from wildfire smoke exposure1.
Sensitive groups include people who are at higher risk of experiencing adverse health effects as a result of exposure to wildfire smoke, including those with preexisting health conditions; those with increased duration of exposure; and those whose work results in an increased breathing rate, including outdoor workers1. Although everyone is impacted by wildfire smoke exposure, sensitive groups are among those most likely to experience health problems from exposure to wildfire smoke.
Examples of sensitive groups include:
• Outdoor workers;
• People with lung diseases such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including bronchitis and emphysema, and those who smoke;
• People with respiratory infections, such as pneumonia, acute bronchitis, bronchiolitis, colds, or flu; or those with, or recovering from COVID-19;
• People with existing heart or circulatory problems, such as irregular heartbeat, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, angina, and those who have had a heart attack or stroke;
• Children under 18 years old, and adults over age 65;
• People who are pregnant;
• People with diabetes;
• People with other medical or health conditions that can be worsened by exposure to wildfire smoke as determined by a physician;
• Tribal and indigenous people;
• People with low income.
1
Washington Department of Health. April 2022, accessed April 2023. Washington Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution: https://doh.wa.gov/sites/default/files/legacy/Documents/4300//waqa%20infographic_English.pdf?uid=64384c71c8715
(2) The importance of informing the employer when the employee is experiencing symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure:
Watch for symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure as a sign to reduce exposure. The particulate matter in wildfire smoke can harm your health, even at lower levels of exposure.
It is important to notify your employer when you are experiencing symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure so your employer can respond appropriately.
Your employer will have provisions made in advance for prompt medical attention for employees who are experiencing symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure.
Do not ignore your symptoms. Wildfire smoke can be hazardous even when you cannot see it or smell it. Your employer cannot retaliate against you for reporting symptoms, for seeking medical attention, or for following medical advice you have been given. This is true whenever the wildfire smoke rule's protections are in effect.
Wildfire smoke is a serious work-related hazard for outdoor workers, and you have the right to file a workers' compensation claim to have your symptoms evaluated. You may file a workers' compensation claim whether or not you have personal health insurance. Your employer cannot prevent you from or retaliate against you for filing a workers' compensation claim.
In most cases, L&I will pay for your initial medical evaluation, even if your claim is denied. If your claim is allowed, the workers' compensation system will cover medical bills directly related to your condition and partial wage replacement benefits if you cannot work.
When the current PM2.5 is 250.5 µg/m3 or more, your employer must ensure workers experiencing symptoms requiring immediate medical attention be moved to a location that ensures sufficient clean air as described in WAC 296-307-09830(3).
(3) The right to obtain medical attention without fear of reprisal:
Employers must allow employees who show signs of injury or illness due to wildfire smoke exposure to seek medical attention or follow medical advice they have been given, and must not retaliate against affected employees for seeking such medical attention or following medical advice.
Employers must also have effective provisions made in advance for prompt medical attention of employees in the event of serious injury or illness caused by wildfire smoke exposure.
Additionally, when the current PM2.5 is 250.5 µg/m3 or more, employers must ensure workers experiencing symptoms requiring immediate medical attention be moved to a location that ensures sufficient clean air as described in WAC 296-307-09830(3).
For more information on your workplace safety and health rights, discrimination protections, and filing a discrimination complaint, visit www.Lni.wa.gov/WorkplaceDiscrimination.
(4) The requirements of WAC 296-307-09805 through 296-307-09860:
The following table summarizes the key requirements of the rule. This is not an exhaustive list, and additional details are found in WAC 296-307-09805 through 296-307-09860.
CURRENT PM2.5
AQI
REQUIREMENTS AT CURRENT PM2.5 LEVEL
0.0-20.4 μg/m3
0-68
• Prepare a written wildfire smoke response plan.
 
 
• Provide wildfire smoke training to employees.
 
 
• Watch the PM2.5 conditions and forecasts.
 
 
• Prepare a two-way communication system.
 
 
• Make provisions for prompt medical attention, and permit such medical attention without retaliation.
20.5-35.4 μg/m3
69-100
All of the above and:
 
 
• Notify employees of PM2.5 conditions.
 
 
• Ensure only trained employees work outdoors.
 
 
• Consider implementing exposure controls.
 
 
• Consider providing voluntary use respirators.
35.5-250.4 μg/m3
101-300
All of the above and:
 
 
• Implement exposure controls.
 
 
• Make N95 respirators available for voluntary use.
250.5-500.3 μg/m3
301-499
All of the above and:
 
 
• Ensure workers experiencing symptoms requiring immediate medical attention be moved to a location that ensures sufficient clean air.
 
 
• Directly distribute N95 respirators to employees for voluntary use.
500.4-554.9 μg/m3
500-beyond the AQI
All of the above and:
 
 
• Implement a complete required use respiratory protection program, including fit-testing, medical evaluations, requiring employees to be clean-shaven, and requiring the use of particulate respirators.
555 μg/m3
Beyond the AQI
All of the above and:
 
 
• Require respirators with an assigned protection factor (APF) of 25 or more.
(5) The employer's methods of determining the current PM2.5 under WAC 296-307-09815:
The employer's methods of determining the current PM2.5: _____
_____
_____
_____
_____
(6) How employees can obtain the current PM2.5, and the employer's methods to communicate the current PM2.5:
Various government agencies monitor the air quality at locations throughout Washington and provide information to the public on the current air quality. These monitoring sites measure several harmful pollutants, but the pollutant of particular concern for wildfire smoke is the current PM2.5 which is reported as the hourly average of PM2.5 in μg/m3. Some of these sites also report the NowCast Air Quality Index (AQI). The NowCast AQI uses the air quality data of all the pollutants from these regulatory monitors and the NowCast averaging time to attempt to provide a general index of the overall air quality.
Although these monitoring stations may measure several pollutants, WAC 296-307-09805 through 296-307-09860 only uses the hourly average of PM2.5. The NowCast AQI for PM2.5 may also be used as an alternative.
One way to find the current and forecasted PM2.5 is to go to enviwa.ecology.wa.gov and find the nearest monitor on the map, or fire.airnow.gov and enter the zip code of the location where you will be working. The current PM2.5 is also available from the Air Quality WA mobile app, or the AirNow mobile app.
Employees who do not have access to the internet can contact their employer for the current PM2.5. The U.S. EPA website www.enviroflash.info can transmit daily and forecasted air quality by email for your city or zip code.
While the requirements in this rule are based on the current PM2.5, employers may choose to use the NowCast Air Quality Index (AQI) for PM2.5 to comply with this rule. Because the current PM2.5 is based on a one-hour average, and the NowCast AQI averages data over a longer time, it is normal for the two values to differ over short periods of time. Your employer will tell you whether they use the current one-hour average PM2.5, or the NowCast AQI for PM2.5. The following table indicates the NowCast AQI values that may be used from the Washington state department of ecology, local clean air agency, or EPA to approximate the current PM2.5.
CURRENT PM2.5
NOWCAST AIR QUALITY INDEX FOR PM2.5 (AQI)
20.5 μg/m3
69
35.5 μg/m3
101
250.5 μg/m3
301
500.4 μg/m3
500
555 μg/m3
Beyond the AQI
Your employer will establish a two-way communication system to communicate changing wildfire smoke conditions to you, and allowing you to communicate information to your employer such as: Worsening air quality; availability issues of exposure control measures and respirators; and any symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure. Your employer cannot retaliate or discriminate against you for raising safety concerns, or reporting symptoms.
The employer's communication system is: _____
_____
_____
_____
_____
(7) The employer's response plan for wildfire smoke including methods to protect employees from wildfire smoke, and the exposure symptom response procedures:
Your employer will provide training on the specific methods they will implement to protect you as part of their wildfire smoke response plan, and their procedures to respond when employees experience symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure.
The employer's methods to protect employees are: _____
_____
_____
_____
_____
The employer's exposure symptom response procedures are: _____
_____
_____
_____
_____
(8) The importance, limitations, and benefits of using a properly fitted respirator when exposed to wildfire smoke:
Respirators can be an effective way to protect employee health by reducing exposure to wildfire smoke, when they are properly selected and worn. Respirator use can be beneficial even when the current PM2.5 is less than 35.5 µg/m3.
Respirator use is not voluntary, and a complete respiratory protection program in accordance with WAC 296-307-594 through 296-307-622, Respirators, is required in any of the following situations:
• The employer chooses to require respirator use;
• A respiratory hazard, such as exposure to a substance over the permissible exposure limit (PEL) or hazardous exposure to an airborne biological hazard, is present.
• Work under the scope of this rule where the current PM2.5 is 500.4 µg/m3 (AQI 500) or higher.
If respirator use is required, you will be enrolled in a complete respiratory protection program which includes additional training, fit-testing, and medical evaluations.
To evaluate respiratory hazards in your workplace, see WAC 296-307-624 through 296-307-628, Respiratory hazards.
Take the following precautions to ensure the best possible protection when using N95 respirators voluntarily for protection from wildfire smoke:
(a) Employers must select respirators certified for protection against the specific air contaminants at the workplace. For PM2.5, a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) certified respirator with at least an N95 particulate filter is required. A label or statement of certification should appear on the respirator or respirator packaging.
KN95 masks, surgical masks, or other items worn over the nose and mouth such as scarves, t-shirts, and bandannas will not provide protection against wildfire smoke. A NIOSH-approved N95 filtering-facepiece respirator, shown in the image below, is the minimum level of protection for wildfire smoke.
(b) Read and follow the manufacturer's instructions on the respirator's use, maintenance, cleaning and care, along with any warnings regarding the respirator's limitations.
For the best protection, follow the manufacturer's instructions for medical evaluations, fit-testing, and shaving. Fit-testing is done to ensure that you have the correct size respirator, and that it seals properly. Without fit-testing, wildfire smoke can leak around the seal of the respirator and increase your risk of experiencing adverse health effects. Because of this, you should not rely on voluntary use respirators alone to protect you from wildfire smoke. Take action to reduce your exposure to wildfire smoke in the other ways described in the wildfire smoke rule and in subsection (10) of this appendix, ask your employer to voluntarily arrange for respirator fit-testing, or both.
(c) Tight-fitting respirators such as N95s cannot form a seal over facial hair. Small particles such as those in wildfire smoke will leak around the respirator if you are not clean-shaven. Be sure you are clean-shaven to ensure the respirator can seal to your face.
(d) Do not wear respirators in areas where the air contains contaminants for which the respirator is not designed. A respirator designed to filter particles will not protect you against gases or vapors, and it will not supply oxygen. Some filtering-facepiece respirators are equipped with a sorbent layer for absorbing "nuisance" organic vapors. These can be used for voluntary use, but are not NIOSH certified for protection against hazardous concentrations of organic vapor.
(e) Keep track of your respirator, so you do not mistakenly use someone else's respirator.
(f) If you have questions about whether it is safe for you to wear a respirator, you should talk to your doctor or other medical provider, particularly if you have a heart, lung, or other medical conditions.
(9) The risks and limitations of using an unfitted respirator, and the risks of wearing a respirator without a medical evaluation:
Respirators such as N95s must form a tight seal to the face to work properly. This is especially important for people at increased risk for severe disease, as exposure to wildfire smoke can worsen symptoms. A fit-test is conducted to verify that a respirator properly seals to your face so smoke does not leak around the seal.
It also ensures that the respirator be comfortable so you can wear it as long as you need. Your employer is not required to provide a fit-test for voluntary use of N95 respirators for wildfire smoke below a current PM2.5 of 500.4 μg/m3 (AQI 500) unless your employer chooses to require respirator use. Even without a fit-test, you can take steps to improve the respirator seal, and to reduce your exposure to wildfire smoke by following the steps in subsection (10) of this appendix.
While wearing a respirator provides protection from wildfire smoke, it increases breathing resistance, causing you to work harder to breathe. If you have heart or lung problems, talk to your doctor or other medical provider before using a respirator. A medical evaluation is conducted as part of evaluating respirator selection and use to ensure that the wearer is healthy enough to perform work while wearing a respirator. Your employer is not required to provide a medical evaluation for voluntary use of N95 respirators for wildfire smoke below a current PM2.5 of 500.4 μg/m3 (AQI 500) unless your employer chooses to require respirator use. If you have questions about whether it is safe for you to wear a respirator, you should talk to your doctor or other medical provider. This is particularly important if you have a heart or lung condition (including asthma), or if you have other medical conditions of concern. Follow your health care provider's advice if you have medical conditions that can be worsened by wildfire smoke exposure.
If, while wearing a respirator, you experience:
• Any symptoms your doctor, other health care provider, or employer has told you may limit or prevent the effective use of respirators; or
• Any respiratory (lung, breathing), cardiac (heart, circulation), or other symptoms (including, but not limited to, those listed under subsection (1) of this appendix) that may limit or prevent the effective use of respirators;
Then go to an area with clean air as described in WAC 296-307-09830(3), take off the respirator, and get help. You should also do this if you are unsure whether a symptom you are experiencing may limit or prevent the effective use of respirators.
(10) How to properly put on, use, and maintain the respirators provided by the employer:
A tight-fitting respirator such as an N95 will not be able to seal to your face if facial hair interferes with the seal. Make sure you are clean-shaven to allow a better seal and more reliable protection. Loose-fitting powered air-purifying respirators do not rely on a tight seal to provide protection, so they may be worn by people with facial hair.
Always inspect your respirator for damage or defects before use, and follow the manufacturer's instructions. Replace respirators that are damaged, dirty, or wet.
The proper way to put on a respirator depends on the type and model of the respirator. For those who use a filtering-facepiece respirator such as an N95 follow these steps to put on the respirator:
(a) With clean, dry hands, inspect the respirator and straps for any damage or defect.
(b) Hold the respirator with the straps facing you, and the metal or foam nosebridge facing up.
(c) Place the mask with the top over your nose and the bottom under your chin. Hold the mask in place with one hand.
(d) While holding the mask to your face with one hand, grab the top strap with the other hand.
(e) Pull the top strap over your head and place it so the strap goes above your ears.
(f) While continuing to hold the mask to your face, pull the bottom strap over your head and place it so the strap goes below your ears.
(g) Bend the nosepiece of the respirator over the top of the nose, so it fits securely.
(h) Perform a seal check:
(i) The mask should sit snug on your face, with the top strap above your ears, the bottom strap below.
(ii) Cover the respirator with both hands and exhale. If you feel air leaking where the respirator seals against your face, adjust the respirator and nosepiece and try again. The respirator should bulge from the face and not leak around the seal.
(iii) Next, cover the respirator with both hands and inhale. If you feel air leaking where the respirator seals against the face, adjust the respirator and nosepiece and try again. The respirator should collapse slightly and not leak around the seal.
Filtering-facepiece respirators are disposable respirators that cannot be cleaned or disinfected. Best practice is to replace filtering-facepiece respirators at the beginning of each shift.
Respirator filters need to be replaced if they get damaged, deformed, dirty, or difficult to breathe through. If, while wearing a respirator, you experience:
• Any symptoms your doctor, other health care provider, or employer has told you may limit or prevent the effective use of respirators; or
• Any respiratory (lung, breathing), cardiac (heart, circulation), or other symptoms (including, but not limited to, those listed under subsection (1) of this appendix) that may limit or prevent the effective use of respirators;
Then go to an area with clean air as described in WAC 296-307-09830(3), take off the respirator, and get help. You should also do this if you are unsure whether a symptom you are experiencing may limit or prevent the effective use of respirators.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 24-01-070, § 296-307-09850, filed 12/14/23, effective 1/15/24.]



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Appendix B: Calculating the Air Quality Index for PM2.5 (nonmandatory).

The Air Quality Index (AQI) for PM2.5 is calculated as follows:
 
IPM2.5
=
IHi - ILo
(Cp - BPLo) + ILo
 
 
BPHi - BPLo
 
Where:
 
IPM2.5
is the Air Quality Index value for PM2.5
Cp
is the concentration of PM2.5 in μg/m3 truncated to 1 decimal place
BPHi
is the concentration breakpoint that is greater than or equal to Cp
BPLo
is the concentration breakpoint that is less than or equal to Cp
IHi
is the AQI value corresponding to BPHi
ILo
is the AQI value corresponding to BPLo
PM2.5 THRESHOLDS1
AQI1
AQI CATEGORY1
WA DOH HEALTH MESSAGING2
0.0-12.0
0-50
Good
It is a great day to be active outside and a good time to make a plan if worse air quality is in the forecast.
12.1-35.4
51-100
Moderate
Some people are especially sensitive to lower levels of particle pollution and should reduce exposure. For example, limit time outside and avoid strenuous outdoor activity. All sensitive groups should watch for symptoms.
35.5-55.4
101-150
Unhealthy for sensitive groups
Sensitive groups should take steps to reduce exposure. Limit time outside, avoid strenuous outdoor activity, and follow tips for cleaner indoor air. Everyone should watch for symptoms as a sign to reduce exposure.
55.5-150.4
151-200
Unhealthy
Everyone should reduce exposure. Limit time outside, avoid strenuous outdoor activity, and follow tips for cleaner indoor air.
150.5-250.4
201-300
Very unhealthy
Everyone should reduce exposure. Stay inside and filter indoor air to keep it cleaner. Go elsewhere for cleaner air, if needed.
250.5-350.4
301-400
Hazardous
Everyone should reduce exposure. Stay inside and filter indoor air to keep it cleaner. Go elsewhere for cleaner air, if needed.
350.5-500.4
401-500
Hazardous
Everyone should reduce exposure. Stay inside and filter indoor air to keep it cleaner. Go elsewhere for cleaner air, if needed.
˃ 500.4
Beyond the AQI
Hazardous (beyond the AQI)
 
1
U.S. EPA. September 2018. Technical Assistance Document for the Reporting of Daily Air Quality – The Air Quality Index (AQI). EPA 454/B-18-007. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
2
Washington Department of Health. April 2022, accessed April 2023. Washington Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution: https://doh.wa.gov/sites/default/files/legacy/Documents/4300/waqa%20infographic%5fEnglish.pdf?uid=64384c71c8715
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 24-01-070, § 296-307-09860, filed 12/14/23, effective 1/15/24.]



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Personal protective equipment.

[WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-100, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-100, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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Personal protective equipment.

(1) The employer must ensure that employees are protected from injury or impairment of any bodily function that might occur through absorption, inhalation or physical contact of any substance, vapor, radiation, or physical hazard. Wherever appropriate, the employer must ensure that employees use protective clothing; respiratory devices; shields; barriers; and adequate protective equipment for eyes, face, head, and extremities.
(2) The employer must provide personal protective equipment at no cost to employees, including replacement due to normal wear and tear. The equipment must be maintained in sanitary and reliable condition.
Exception:
The employer may require employees to provide their own normal work clothing, including long-sleeved shirts, long-legged pants, and socks.
(3) If employees provide their own protective equipment, then the employer must ensure that the equipment is adequate, properly maintained, and sanitary.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-10005, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-10005, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-10005, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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Requirements that apply to eye protection.

The employer must require eye protection wherever employees are exposed to flying objects, welding or cutting glare, injurious liquids, or injurious radiation. Eye protectors must meet the criteria of the American National Standard for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-10010, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-10010, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-10010, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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Requirements for personal protective equipment.

(1) The employer must ensure that employees use personal protective equipment according to the manufacturer's instructions.
(2) The employer must ensure that, before each use, employees inspect all personal protective equipment for leaks, holes, tears, or worn places, and any damaged equipment is repaired or discarded.
(3) The employee must use personal protective equipment according to instructions and training received.
(4) The employee shall notify the employer of any defects in personal protective equipment or when the equipment becomes contaminated.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-10015, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-10015, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-10015, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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Preventing heat-related illnesses.

The employer must take appropriate measures to prevent heat-related illness that may be caused by employees wearing any required personal protective equipment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-10020, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-10020, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-10020, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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Training for personal protective equipment.

The employer must instruct each employee in the proper use of personal protective equipment. The instruction must include any special limitations or precautions indicated by the manufacturer.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-10025, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-10025, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-10025, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]



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General provisions.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-108, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Federal worker protection standardWashington state department of labor and industries.

This part contains the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) worker protection standard as listed in 40 C.F.R., Part 170. Revisions to the federal language have been incorporated into this part in order to be consistent with other requirements of Washington state law. These rules are adopted in conjunction with rules adopted by the Washington state department of labor and industries in this chapter, Part I and the Washington state department of agriculture in chapter 16-233 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, 49.17.280, and 49.17.285. WSR 22-17-124, § 296-307-10805, filed 8/23/22, effective 9/26/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-10805, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Scope and purpose40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.301.

This part contains standards designed to reduce the risks of illness or injury resulting from workers' and handlers' occupational exposures to pesticides used in the production of agricultural plants on agricultural establishments and also to reduce the accidental exposure of workers and other persons to such pesticides. It requires handlers to wear the label specified clothing and personal protective equipment when performing handler activities, and to take measures to protect workers and other persons during pesticide applications. It also requires workplace practices designed to reduce or eliminate exposure to pesticides and establishes procedures for responding to exposure-related emergencies.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-10810, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Applicability40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.303.

(1) This regulation applies whenever a pesticide product bearing a label requiring compliance with this part is used in the production of agricultural plants on an agricultural establishment, except as provided in subsections (2) and (3) of this section.
(2) This regulation does not apply when a pesticide product bearing a label requiring compliance with this part is used on an agricultural establishment in any of the following circumstances:
(a) As part of government-sponsored public pest control programs over which the owner, agricultural employer and handler employer have no control, such as mosquito abatement and Mediterranean fruit fly eradication programs.
(b) On plants other than agricultural plants, which may include plants in home fruit and vegetable gardens and home greenhouses, and permanent plantings for ornamental purposes, such as plants that are in ornamental gardens, parks, public or private landscaping, lawns or other grounds that are intended only for aesthetic purposes or climatic modification.
(c) For control of vertebrate pests, unless directly related to the production of an agricultural plant.
(d) As attractants or repellents in traps.
(e) On the harvested portions of agricultural plants or on harvested timber.
(f) For research uses of unregistered pesticides.
(g) On pasture and rangeland where the forage will not be harvested for hay.
(h) In a manner not directly related to the production of agricultural plants including, but not limited to, structural pest control and control of vegetation in noncrop areas.
(3) Where a pesticide product's labeling-specific directions for use or other labeling requirements are inconsistent with requirements of this chapter, users must comply with the pesticide product labeling, except as provided for in WAC 296-307-11405, 296-307-11410, and 296-307-11420.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-10815, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Definitions40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.305.

Terms used in this part have the same meanings they have in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, as amended. In addition, the following terms, when used in this part, have the following meanings:
Agricultural emergency. For agricultural emergencies see WAC 296-307-11410 (3)(a).
Agricultural employer. Any person who is an owner of, or is responsible for the management or condition of, an agricultural establishment, and who employs any worker or handler.
Agricultural establishment. Any farm, forest operation, or nursery engaged in the outdoor or enclosed space production of agricultural plants. An establishment that is not primarily agricultural is an agricultural establishment if it produces agricultural plants for transplant or use (in part or their entirety) in another location instead of purchasing the agricultural plants.
Agricultural plant. Any plant, or part thereof, grown, maintained, or otherwise produced for commercial purposes, including growing, maintaining or otherwise producing plants for sale or trade, for research or experimental purposes, or for use in part or their entirety in another location. Agricultural plant includes, but is not limited to, grains; fruits and vegetables; wood fiber or timber products; flowering and foliage plants and trees; seedlings and transplants; and turf grass produced for sod. Agricultural plant does not include pasture or rangeland used for grazing.
Application exclusion zone. The area surrounding the application equipment that must be free of all persons other than appropriately trained and equipped handlers during pesticide applications.
Chemigation. The application of pesticides through irrigation systems.
Closed system. An engineering control used while removing pesticide contents from its original container, preventing the pesticide from contacting handlers. It is used to protect handlers or other persons from pesticide exposure hazards when mixing and loading pesticides. When used properly and as intended, water-soluble packaging may qualify as a type of closed system.
Commercial pesticide handler employer. Any person, other than an agricultural employer, who employs any handler to perform handler activities on an agricultural establishment. A labor contractor who does not provide pesticide application services or supervise the performance of handler activities, but merely employs laborers who perform handler activities at the direction of an agricultural or handler employer, is not a commercial pesticide handler employer.
Commercial pesticide handling establishment. Any enterprise, other than an agricultural establishment, that provides pesticide handler or crop advising services to agricultural establishments.
Crop advisor. Any person who is assessing pest numbers, damage, pesticide distribution, or the status or requirements of agricultural plants and who holds a current Washington state department of agriculture commercial consultant license in the agricultural areas in which they are advising. The term does not include any person who is performing hand labor tasks.
Designated representative. Any persons designated in writing by a worker or handler to exercise a right of access on behalf of the worker or handler to request and obtain a copy of the pesticide application and hazard information required by WAC 296-307-10825(8) in accordance with WAC 296-307-10830(2).
Early entry. Entry by a worker into a treated area on the agricultural establishment after a pesticide application is complete, but before any restricted-entry interval for the pesticide has expired.
Employ. To obtain, directly or through a labor contractor, the services of a person in exchange for any type of compensation including a salary, wages, or piece-rate wages, without regard to who may pay or who may receive the salary or wages. It includes obtaining the services of a self-employed person, an independent contractor, or a person compensated by a third party, except that it does not include an agricultural employer obtaining the services of a handler through a commercial pesticide handler employer or a commercial pesticide handling establishment.
Enclosed cab. A cab with a nonporous barrier that totally surrounds the occupant(s) of the cab and prevents contact with pesticides that are being applied outside of the cab. Refer to WAC 296-307-11420(5).
Enclosed space production. Production of an agricultural plant indoors or in a structure or space that is covered in whole or in part by any nonporous covering or that is covered and enclosed in a way that would obstruct natural air flow, and that is large enough to permit a person to enter. Structures, with a covering that do not have any walls, such as shade houses made of fencing or fabric to provide shade on plants that do not obstruct airflow are not considered enclosed spaces.
Fumigant. Any pesticide product that is a vapor or gas, or forms a vapor or gas upon application, and whose pesticidal action is achieved through the gaseous or vapor state.
Hand labor. Any agricultural activity performed by hand or with hand tools that causes a worker to have substantial contact with surfaces (such as plants, plant parts, or soil) and other surfaces that may contain pesticide residues. These activities include, but are not limited to, harvesting, detasseling, thinning, weeding, topping, planting, sucker removal, pruning, disbudding, roguing, and packing produce into containers in the field. Hand labor does not include performing crop advisor tasks or operating, moving, or repairing irrigation or watering equipment. For irrigation or watering equipment used during chemigation see handler activities.
Handler. Any person, including a self-employed person, who is employed by an agricultural employer or commercial pesticide handler employer and performs any of the following activities:
(a) Mixing, loading, or applying pesticides.
(b) Disposing of pesticides.
(c) Handling opened containers of pesticides, emptying, triple-rinsing, or cleaning pesticide containers according to pesticide product labeling instructions, or disposing of pesticide containers that have not been cleaned. The term does not include any person who is only handling unopened pesticide containers or pesticide containers that have been emptied or cleaned according to pesticide product labeling instructions.
(d) Acting as a flagger.
(e) Cleaning, adjusting, handling, or repairing the parts of mixing, loading, or application equipment that may contain pesticide residues, including irrigation equipment used for chemigation.
(f) Assisting with the application of pesticides.
(g) Entering an enclosed space after the application of a pesticide and before the inhalation exposure level listed in the labeling has been reached or one of the ventilation criteria established in WAC 296-307-10915 (2)(c) or the labeling has been met to operate ventilation equipment, monitor air levels, or adjust or remove coverings used in fumigation.
(h) Entering a treated area outdoors after application of any soil fumigant during the labeling-specified entry-restricted period to adjust or remove coverings used in fumigation.
(i) Performing tasks as a crop advisor during any pesticide application or restricted-entry interval, or before the inhalation exposure level listed in the pesticide product labeling has been reached or one of the ventilation criteria established in WAC 296-307-10915 (2)(c) or the pesticide product labeling has been met, and either inhalation exposure levels are below PELs in WAC 296-307-624, Part Y-6 Respiratory hazards, or respiratory protection is provided and worn according to requirements in WAC 296-307-594, Part Y-5.
Handler employer. Any person who is self-employed as a handler or who employs any handler.
Immediate family. Includes only spouse, children, stepchildren, foster children, parents, stepparents, foster parents, brothers, and sisters.
Labor contractor. A person, other than a commercial pesticide handler employer, who employs workers or handlers to perform tasks on an agricultural establishment for an agricultural employer or a commercial pesticide handler employer.
Outdoor production. Production of an agricultural plant in an outside area that is not enclosed or covered in any way by nonporous material. This includes shade houses without sides.
Owner. Any person who has a present possessory interest (e.g., fee, leasehold, rental, or other) in an agricultural establishment. A person who has both leased such agricultural establishment to another person and granted that same person the right and full authority to manage and govern the use of such agricultural establishment is not an owner for purposes of this chapter.
Personal protective equipment. Devices, appliances or apparel that are worn or used to protect the body from exposure to safety and health hazards. PPE that protects against chemical hazards such as pesticides or pesticide residues including, but not limited to: Coveralls, chemical-resistant suits, chemical-resistant gloves, chemical-resistant footwear, respirators, chemical-resistant aprons, chemical-resistant headgear, and protective eyewear.
Restricted-entry interval (REI). The time after the end of a pesticide application during which entry into the treated area is restricted.
Safety data sheet (SDS). Written or printed material concerning a hazardous chemical that is prepared in accordance with WAC 296-901-14014.
Treated area. Any area to which a pesticide is being directed or has been directed.
Use, to use a pesticide. Any of the following:
(a) Preapplication activities including, but not limited to:
(i) Arranging for the application of the pesticide.
(ii) Mixing and loading the pesticide.
(iii) Making necessary preparations for the application of the pesticide, including responsibilities related to worker notification, training of workers or handlers, providing decontamination supplies, providing pesticide safety information and pesticide application and hazard information, use and care of personal protective equipment, providing emergency assistance, and heat stress management.
Note:
Additional requirements in WAC 296-307-097 Outdoor heat exposure, may apply between May 1st and September 30th of each year. See Part G-1.
(b) Application of the pesticide.
(c) Postapplication activities intended to reduce the risks of illness and injury resulting from handlers' and workers' occupational exposures to pesticide residues during and after the restricted-entry interval, including responsibilities related to worker notification, training of workers or early entry workers, providing decontamination supplies, providing pesticide safety information and pesticide application and hazard information, use and care of personal protective equipment, providing emergency assistance, and heat stress management.
(d) Other pesticide-related activities including, but not limited to, transporting or storing pesticides that have been opened, cleaning equipment, and disposing of excess pesticides, spray mix, equipment wash waters, pesticide containers, and other pesticide-containing materials.
Worker. Any person, including a self-employed person, who is employed and performs activities directly relating to the production of agricultural plants on an agricultural establishment.
Worker housing area. Any place or area of land on or near an agricultural establishment where housing or space for housing is provided for workers or handlers by an agricultural employer, owner, labor contractor, or any other person responsible for the recruitment or employment of agricultural workers.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050 and 49.17.060. WSR 21-04-128, § 296-307-10820, filed 2/2/21, effective 3/8/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-10820, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Agricultural employer duties40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.309.

Agricultural employers must:
(1) Ensure that any pesticide is used in a manner consistent with the pesticide product labeling, including the requirements of this part, when applied on the agricultural establishment.
(2) Ensure that each worker and handler subject to this part receives the protections required by this part.
(3) Ensure that any handler and any early entry worker is at least 18 years old.
(4) Provide to each person, including labor contractors, who supervises any workers or handlers, information and directions sufficient to ensure that each worker and handler receives the protections required by this part. Such information and directions must specify the tasks for which the supervisor is responsible in order to comply with the provisions of this part.
(5) Require each person, including labor contractors, who supervises any workers or handlers, to provide sufficient information and directions to each worker and handler to ensure that they can comply with the provisions of this part.
(6) Provide emergency assistance in accordance with this subsection. If there is reason to believe that a worker or handler has experienced a potential pesticide exposure during his or her employment on the agricultural establishment or shows symptoms similar to those associated with acute exposure to pesticides during or within 72 hours after his or her employment on the agricultural establishment, and needs emergency medical treatment, the agricultural employer must do all of the following promptly after learning of the possible poisoning or injury:
(a) Make available to that person prompt transportation from the agricultural establishment, including any worker housing area on the establishment, to an operating medical care facility capable of providing emergency medical treatment to a person exposed to pesticides.
(b) Provide all of the following information to the treating medical personnel, and upon request to the worker or handler:
(i) Copies of the applicable safety data sheet(s)(SDS) and the product name(s), EPA registration number(s) and active ingredient(s) for each pesticide product to which the person may have been exposed.
(ii) The circumstances of application or use of the pesticide on the agricultural establishment.
(iii) The circumstances that could have resulted in exposure to the pesticide.
(iv) Antidote, first aid and other medical information from the product labeling.
(7) Ensure that workers or other persons employed or supervised by the agricultural establishment do not clean, repair, or adjust pesticide application equipment, unless trained as a handler under WAC 296-307-11205. Before allowing any person not directly employed or supervised by the agricultural establishment to clean, repair, or adjust equipment that has been used to mix, load, transfer, or apply pesticides, the agricultural employer must assure that pesticide residues have been removed from the equipment if feasible and must provide all of the following information to such person:
(a) Pesticide application equipment may be contaminated with pesticides.
(b) The potentially harmful effects of exposure to pesticides.
(c) Procedures for handling pesticide application equipment and for limiting exposure to pesticide residues.
(d) Personal hygiene practices and decontamination procedures for preventing pesticide exposures and removing pesticide residues.
(8) Display, maintain, and provide access to pesticide safety information and pesticide application and hazard information that is legible and in accordance with WAC 296-307-10830. If workers or handlers are on the establishment and within the last 30 days a pesticide product has been used or a restricted-entry interval for such pesticide has been in effect on the establishment.
(9) Ensure that before a handler uses any equipment for mixing, loading, transferring, or applying pesticides, the handler is instructed in the safe operation of such equipment.
(10) Ensure that before each day of use, equipment used for mixing, loading, transferring, or applying pesticides is inspected for leaks, clogging, and worn or damaged parts, and any damaged equipment is repaired or replaced.
(11) The agricultural employer must notify a commercial pesticide handler employer (CPHER) of any specific locations and descriptions of those treated areas and any restrictions on entering the treated areas with restricted-entry intervals (REIs) in effect whenever:
(a) A handler employed by a CPHER will be on the agricultural establishment; and
(b) The CPHER handler may be in or walk within a quarter mile of any pesticide treated area with restricted-entry interval (REI) in effect.
(12) Ensure that workers do not enter any area on the agricultural establishment where a pesticide has been applied until the applicable pesticide application and hazard information for each pesticide product applied to that area is displayed in accordance with WAC 296-307-10830(2) and until after the restricted-entry interval has expired and all treated area warning signs have been removed or covered, except for entry permitted by WAC 296-307-11410.
(13) Provide any records or other information required by this section for inspection and copying upon request by an employee of EPA, or any duly authorized representatives of the Washington state department of agriculture or department of labor and industries.
(14) Pesticide safety, application, and hazard information must remain legible at all times when the information is required to be displayed. This information must be in accordance with WAC 296-307-10830.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, 49.17.280, and 49.17.285. WSR 22-17-124, § 296-307-10825, filed 8/23/22, effective 9/26/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050 and 49.17.060. WSR 21-04-128, § 296-307-10825, filed 2/2/21, effective 3/8/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-10825, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Display requirements for pesticide safety information and pesticide application and hazard information40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.311.

(1) Display of pesticide safety information. Whenever pesticide safety information and pesticide application and hazard information are required to be provided under WAC 296-307-10825(8), pesticide safety information must be legible and displayed in accordance with this subsection.
(a) General. The pesticide safety information must be conveyed in a manner that workers and handlers can understand.
(b) The pesticide safety information must include all of the following points:
(i) Avoid getting on the skin or into the body any pesticides that may be on or in plants, soil, irrigation water, tractors, and other equipment, on used personal protective equipment, or drifting from nearby applications.
(ii) Wash before eating, drinking, using chewing gum or tobacco, or using the toilet.
Note:
Consider including other activities that could be a route of exposure such as using a phone or cell phone, or tablet, applying makeup, and getting into a personal vehicle.
(iii) Wear work clothing that protects the body from pesticide residues (long-sleeved shirts, long pants, shoes and socks, and a hat or scarf).
(iv) Wash or shower with soap and water, shampoo hair, and put on clean clothes after work.
(v) Wash work clothes separately from other clothes before wearing them again.
(vi) If pesticides are spilled or sprayed on the body use decontamination supplies to wash immediately, or rinse off in the nearest clean water, including springs, streams, lakes or other sources if more readily available than decontamination supplies, and as soon as possible, wash or shower with soap and water, shampoo hair, and change into clean clothes.
(vii) Follow directions about keeping out of treated areas and application exclusion zones.
(viii) Instructions to employees to seek medical attention as soon as possible if they believe they have been poisoned, injured or made ill by pesticides.
(ix) The name, address, and telephone number of a nearby operating medical care facility capable of providing emergency medical treatment. This information must be clearly identified as emergency medical contact information on the display.
(x) The name, address, and telephone number of the Washington state department of agriculture and Washington state department of labor and industries, 1-800-4BE-SAFE ( 1-800-423-7233).
(c) Changes to pesticide safety information. The agricultural employer must update the pesticide safety information display within 24 hours of notice of any changes to the information required in (b)(ix) of this subsection.
(d) Location. The pesticide safety information must be displayed at each of the following sites on the agricultural establishment:
(i) The site selected pursuant to subsection (2)(b) of this section for display of pesticide application and hazard information.
(ii) Anywhere that decontamination supplies must be provided on the agricultural establishment pursuant to WAC 296-307-10930, 296-307-11225 or 296-307-11415, but only when the decontamination supplies are located at permanent sites or being provided at locations and in quantities to meet the requirements for 11 or more workers or handlers.
(e) Accessibility. When pesticide safety information is required to be displayed, workers and handlers must be allowed access to the pesticide safety information at all times during normal work hours.
(2) Keeping and displaying pesticide application and hazard information. Whenever pesticide safety information and pesticide application and hazard information is required to be provided under WAC 296-307-10825(8), pesticide application and hazard information for any pesticides that are used on the agricultural establishment must be displayed in a legible manner, retained, and made accessible in accordance with this subsection.
(a) Content. The pesticide application and hazard information must include all of the following information for each pesticide product applied:
(i) A copy of the safety data sheet (SDS).
(ii) The name, EPA registration number, and active ingredient(s) of the pesticide product.
(iii) The crop or site treated and the location and description of the treated area.
(iv) The date(s) and times the application started and ended.
(v) The duration of the applicable labeling-specified restricted-entry interval for that application.
(b) Location. The pesticide application and hazard information must be displayed at a place on the agricultural establishment where workers and handlers are likely to pass by or congregate and where it can be readily seen and read.
(c) Accessibility. When the pesticide application and hazard information is required to be displayed, workers and handlers must be allowed access to the location of the information at all times during normal work hours.
(d) Timing. The pesticide application and hazard information for each pesticide product applied must be displayed no later than 24 hours after the end of the application of the pesticide. The pesticide application and hazard information must be displayed continuously from the beginning of the display period until at least 30 days after the end of the last applicable restricted-entry interval, or until workers or handlers are no longer on the establishment, whichever is earlier.
(e) Record retention. Whenever pesticide safety information and pesticide application and hazard information is required to be displayed in accordance with this subsection, the agricultural employer must retain the pesticide application and hazard information described in (a) of this subsection on the agricultural establishment for seven years after the date of expiration of the restricted-entry interval applicable to the pesticide application conducted.
(f) Access to pesticide application and hazard information by a worker or handler.
(i) If a person is or was employed as a worker or handler by an establishment during the period that particular pesticide application and hazard information was required to be displayed and retained in accordance with (e) and (f) of this subsection, and the person requests a copy of such application and/or hazard information, or requests access to such application and/or hazard information after it is no longer required to be displayed, the agricultural employer must provide the worker or handler with a copy of or access to all of the requested information within 15 days of the receipt of any such request. The worker or handler may make the request orally or in writing.
(ii) Whenever a record has been previously provided without cost to a worker or handler or their designated representative, the agricultural employer may charge reasonable, nondiscriminatory administrative costs (i.e., search and copying expenses but not including overhead expenses) for a request by the worker or handler for additional copies of the record.
(g) Access to pesticide application and hazard information by treating medical personnel. Any treating medical personnel, or any person acting under the supervision of treating medical personnel, may request, orally or in writing, access to or a copy of any information required to be retained for seven years in (f) of this subsection in order to inform diagnosis or treatment of a worker or handler who was employed on the establishment during the period that the information was required to be displayed. The agricultural employer must promptly provide a copy of or access to all of the requested information applicable to the worker's or handler's time of employment on the establishment after receipt of the request.
(h) Access to pesticide application and hazard information by a designated representative.
(i) Any worker's or handler's designated representative may request access to or a copy of any information required to be retained for seven years in (f) of this subsection on behalf of a worker or handler employed on the establishment during the period that the information was required to be displayed. The agricultural employer must provide access to or a copy of the requested information applicable to the worker's or handler's time of employment on the establishment within 15 days after receiving any such request, provided the request meets the requirements specified in (h)(ii) of this subsection.
(ii) A request by a designated representative for access to or a copy of any pesticide application and/or hazard information must be in writing and must contain all of the following:
(A) The name of the worker or handler being represented.
(B) A description of the specific information being requested. The description should include the dates of employment of the worker or handler, the date or dates for which the records are requested, type of work conducted by the worker or handler (e.g., planting, harvesting, applying pesticides, mixing or loading pesticides) during the period for which the records are requested, and the specific application and/or hazard information requested.
(C) A written statement clearly designating the representative to request pesticide application and hazard information on the worker's or handler's behalf, bearing the worker's or handler's printed name and signature, the date of the designation, and the printed name and contact information for the designated representative.
(D) If the worker or handler requests that the pesticide application and/or the hazard information be sent, direction for where to send the information (e.g., mailing address or email address).
(iii) If the written request from a designated representative contains all of the necessary information specified in (h)(i) and (ii) of this subsection, the employer must provide a copy of or access to all of the requested information applicable to the worker's or handler's time of employment on the establishment to the designated representative within 15 days of receiving the request.
(iv) Whenever a record has been previously provided without cost to a worker or handler or their designated representative, the agricultural employer may charge reasonable, nondiscriminatory administrative costs (i.e., search and copying expenses but not including overhead expenses) for a request by the designated representative for additional copies of the record.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, 49.17.280, and 49.17.285. WSR 22-17-124, § 296-307-10830, filed 8/23/22, effective 9/26/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-10830, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Commercial pesticide handler employer duties40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.313.

Commercial pesticide handler employers must:
(1) Ensure that any pesticide is used in a manner consistent with the pesticide product labeling, including the requirements of this part, when applied on an agricultural establishment by a handler employed by the commercial pesticide handling establishment.
(2) Ensure each handler employed by the commercial pesticide handling establishment and subject to this part receives the protections required by this part.
(3) Ensure that any handler employed by the commercial pesticide handling establishment is at least eighteen years old.
(4) Provide to each person, including labor contractors, who supervises any handlers employed by the commercial pesticide handling establishment, information and directions sufficient to ensure that each handler receives the protections required by this part. Such information and directions must specify the tasks for which the supervisor is responsible in order to comply with the provisions of this part.
(5) Require each person, including labor contractors, who supervises any handlers employed by the commercial pesticide handling establishment, to provide sufficient information and directions to each handler to ensure that the handler can comply with the provisions of this part.
(6) Ensure that before any handler employed by the commercial pesticide handling establishment uses any equipment for mixing, loading, transferring, or applying pesticides, the handler is instructed in the safe operation of such equipment.
(7) Ensure that, before each day of use, equipment used by their employees for mixing, loading, transferring, or applying pesticides is inspected for leaks, obstructions, and worn or damaged parts, and any damaged equipment is repaired or is replaced.
(8) Ensure that whenever a handler who is employed by a commercial pesticide handling establishment will be on an agricultural establishment, the handler is provided information about, or is aware of, the specific location and description of any treated areas where a restricted-entry interval is in effect, and the restrictions on entering those areas.
(9) Provide the agricultural employer all of the following information before the application of any pesticide on an agricultural establishment:
(a) Specific location(s) and description of the area(s) to be treated.
(b) The date(s) and start and estimated end times of application.
(c) Product name, EPA registration number, and active ingredient(s).
(d) The labeling-specified restricted-entry interval applicable for the application.
(e) Whether posting, oral notification or both are required under WAC 296-307-10925.
(f) Any restrictions or use directions on the pesticide product labeling that must be followed for protection of workers, handlers, or other persons during or after application.
(10) If there are any changes to the information provided in subsection (9)(a), (d), (e), and (f) of this section or if the start time for the application will be earlier than originally forecasted or scheduled, ensure that the agricultural employer is provided updated information prior to the application. If there are any changes to any other information provided pursuant to subsection (9) of this section, the commercial pesticide handler employer must provide updated information to the agricultural employer within two hours after completing the application. Changes to the estimated application end time of less than one hour need not be reported to the agricultural employer.
(11) Provide emergency assistance in accordance with this subsection. If there is reason to believe that a handler employed by the commercial pesticide handling establishment has experienced a potential pesticide exposure during his or her employment by the commercial pesticide handling establishment or shows symptoms similar to those associated with acute exposure to pesticides during or within seventy-two hours after his or her employment by the commercial pesticide handling establishment, and needs emergency medical treatment, the commercial pesticide handler employer must do all of the following promptly after learning of the possible poisoning or injury:
(a) Make available to that person prompt transportation from the commercial pesticide handling establishment, or any agricultural establishment on which that handler may be working on behalf of the commercial pesticide handling establishment, to an operating medical care facility capable of providing emergency medical treatment to a person exposed to pesticides.
(b) Provide all of the following information to the treating medical personnel:
(i) Copies of the applicable safety data sheet(s)(SDS) and the product name(s), EPA registration number(s) and active ingredient(s) for each pesticide product to which the person may have been exposed.
(ii) The circumstances of application or use of the pesticide.
(iii) The circumstances that could have resulted in exposure to the pesticide.
(iv) Antidote, first aid and other medical information from the product labeling.
(12) Ensure that persons directly employed by the commercial pesticide handling establishment do not clean, repair, or adjust pesticide application equipment, unless trained as a handler under WAC 296-307-11205. Before allowing any person not directly employed by the commercial pesticide handling establishment to clean, repair, or adjust equipment that has been used to mix, load, transfer, or apply pesticides, the commercial pesticide handler employer must assure that pesticide residues have been removed from the equipment if feasible and must provide all of the following information to such persons:
(a) Notice that the pesticide application equipment may be contaminated with pesticides.
(b) The potentially harmful effects of exposure to pesticides.
(c) Procedures for handling pesticide application equipment and for limiting exposure to pesticide residues.
(d) Personal hygiene practices and decontamination procedures for preventing pesticide exposures and removing pesticide residues.
(13) Provide any records or other information required by this part for inspection and copying upon request by an employee of EPA or any duly authorized representative of the Washington state department of agriculture or the department of labor and industries.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050 and 49.17.060. WSR 21-04-128, § 296-307-10835, filed 2/2/21, effective 3/8/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-10835, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Prohibited actions40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.315.

No agricultural employer, commercial pesticide handler employer, or other person involved in the use of a pesticide to which this part applies, shall intimidate, threaten, coerce, or discriminate against any worker or handler for complying with or attempting to comply with this part, or because the worker or handler provided, caused to be provided or is about to provide information to the employer or the EPA or any duly authorized representative of the Washington state department of agriculture, or the department of labor and industries regarding conduct that the worker or handler reasonably believes violates this part, has made a complaint, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing concerning compliance with this part, or has objected to, or refused to participate in, any activity, policy, practice, or assigned task that the worker or handler reasonably believed to be in violation of this part. Any such intimidation, threat, coercion, or discrimination violates the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Section 12 (a)(2)(G), 7 U.S.C. 136j (a)(2)(G).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-10840, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Violations of this part40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.317.

(1) RCW 15.58.150 (2)(c) provides that it is unlawful for any person "… to use or cause to be used any pesticide contrary to label directions …." When 40 C.F.R., Part 170 is referenced on a label, users must comply with all of its requirements, except those that are inconsistent with product-specific instructions on the pesticide product labeling, except as provided for in WAC 296-307-11405, 296-307-11410, and 296-307-11420.
(2) A person who has a duty under this part, as referenced on the pesticide product labeling, and who fails to perform that duty, violates RCW 15.58.330 and 17.21.315, FIFRA Section 12 (a)(2)(G), and is subject to civil penalties under RCW 15.58.335, 15.58.260, and 17.21.315.
(3) FIFRA Section 14 (b)(4) provides that a person is liable for a penalty under FIFRA if another person employed by or acting for that person violates any provision of FIFRA. The term "acting for" includes both employment and contractual relationships including, but not limited to, labor contractors.
(4) The requirements of this part including the decontamination requirements, must not, for the purposes of Title 29 U.S.C. Sec. 653 (b)(1), be deemed to be the exercise of statutory authority to prescribe or enforce standards or regulations affecting the general sanitary hazards addressed by the WISHA Field Sanitation Standard, WAC 296-307-095, OSHA Field Sanitation Standard, 29 C.F.R. Sec. 1928.110, or other agricultural nonpesticide hazards.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-10845, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Requirements for protection of agricultural workers.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-109, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Training requirements for workers40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.401.

(1) General requirement. Before any worker performs any task in a treated area on an agricultural establishment where within the last 30 days a pesticide product has been used or a restricted-entry interval for such pesticide has been in effect, the agricultural employer must ensure that each worker has been trained in accordance with this section within the last 12 months, except as provided in subsection (2) of this section.
Note:
In addition to the training required by this section, the agricultural employer must assure without exception, that all employees are trained in accordance with chapter 296-901 WAC, Globally harmonized system for hazard communication.
(2) Exceptions. The following workers need not be trained under this section:
(a) A worker who is currently certified as an applicator of restricted use pesticides under chapter 17.21 RCW.
(b) A worker who has satisfied the handler training requirements in WAC 296-307-11205.
(c) A worker who is certified or licensed as a crop advisor by the Washington state department of agriculture under RCW 15.58.230, provided, that a requirement for such certification or licensing is pesticide safety training that includes all the topics in WAC 296-307-11205 (3)(b) or (c) as applicable depending on the date of training.
(3) Training programs.
(a) Pesticide safety training must be presented to workers either orally from written materials or audio-visually, at a location that is reasonably free from distraction and conducive to training. All training materials must be EPA-approved. The training must be presented in a manner that the workers can understand, such as through a translator. The training must be conducted by a person who meets the worker trainer requirements of (d) of this subsection, and who must be present during the entire training program and must respond to workers' questions.
(b) The training must include, at a minimum, all of the following topics:
(i) Where and in what form pesticides may be encountered during work activities.
(ii) Hazards of pesticides resulting from toxicity and exposure, including acute and chronic effects, delayed effects, and sensitization.
(iii) Routes through which pesticides can enter the body.
(iv) Signs and symptoms of common types of pesticide poisoning.
(v) Emergency first aid for pesticide injuries or poisonings.
(vi) How to obtain emergency medical care.
(vii) Routine and emergency decontamination procedures, including emergency eye flushing techniques.
(viii) Hazards from chemigation and drift.
(ix) Hazards from pesticide residues on clothing.
(x) Warnings about taking pesticides or pesticide containers home.
(xi) Requirements of this section designed to reduce the risks of illness or injury resulting from workers' occupational exposure to pesticides, including application and entry restrictions, the design of the warning sign, posting of warning signs, oral warnings, the availability of specific information about applications, and the protection against retaliatory acts.
(c) EPA intends to make available to the public training materials that may be used to conduct training conforming to the requirements of this section. Within 181 days after a notice of availability of such training materials appears in the Federal Register, training programs required under this section must include, at a minimum, all of the topics listed in (c)(i) through (xxiii) of this subsection instead of the topics listed in (b)(i) through (xi) of this subsection.
(i) The responsibility of agricultural employers to provide workers and handlers with information and protections designed to reduce work-related pesticide exposures and illnesses. This includes ensuring workers and handlers have been trained on pesticide safety, providing pesticide safety and application and hazard information, decontamination supplies and emergency medical assistance, and notifying workers of restrictions during applications and on entering pesticide treated areas. A worker or handler may designate in writing a representative to request access to pesticide application and hazard information.
(ii) How to recognize and understand the meaning of the posted warning signs used for notifying workers of restrictions on entering pesticide treated areas on the establishment.
(iii) How to follow directions and/or signs about keeping out of pesticide treated areas subject to a restricted-entry interval and application exclusion zones.
(iv) Where and in what forms pesticides may be encountered during work activities, and potential sources of pesticide exposure on the agricultural establishment. This includes exposure to pesticide residues that may be on or in plants, soil, tractors, application and chemigation equipment, or used personal protective equipment, and that pesticides may drift through the air from nearby applications or be in irrigation water.
(v) Potential hazards from toxicity and exposure that pesticides present to workers and their families, including acute and chronic effects, delayed effects, and sensitization.
(vi) Routes through which pesticides can enter the body.
(vii) Signs and symptoms of common types of pesticide poisoning.
(viii) Emergency first aid for pesticide injuries or poisonings.
(ix) Routine and emergency decontamination procedures, including emergency eye flushing techniques, and if pesticides are spilled or sprayed on the body to use decontamination supplies to wash immediately or rinse off in the nearest clean water, including springs, streams, lakes or other sources if more readily available than decontamination supplies, and as soon as possible, wash or shower with soap and water, shampoo hair, and change into clean clothes.
(x) How and when to obtain emergency medical care.
(xi) When working in pesticide treated areas, wear work clothing that protects the body from pesticide residues and wash hands before eating, drinking, using chewing gum or tobacco, or using the toilet.
Note:
Consider including other activities that could be a route of exposure such as using a phone or cell phone, or tablet, applying makeup, and getting into a personal vehicle.
(xii) Wash or shower with soap and water, shampoo hair, and change into clean clothes as soon as possible after working in pesticide treated areas.
(xiii) Potential hazards from pesticide residues on clothing.
(xiv) Wash work clothes before wearing them again and wash them separately from other clothes.
(xv) Do not take pesticides or pesticide containers used at work home.
(xvi) Safety data sheets (SDSs) provide hazard, emergency medical treatment and other information about the pesticides used on the establishment they may come in contact with. The responsibility of agricultural employers to do all of the following:
(A) Display safety data sheets (SDSs) for all pesticides used on the establishment.
(B) Provide workers and handlers information about the location of the safety data sheets (SDSs) on the establishment.
(C) Provide workers and handlers unimpeded access to safety data sheets (SDSs) during normal work hours.
(xvii) This section prohibits agricultural employers from allowing or directing any worker to mix, load or apply pesticides or assist in the application of pesticides unless the worker has been trained as a handler.
(xviii) The responsibility of agricultural employers to provide specific information to workers before directing them to perform early entry activities. Workers must be 18 years old to perform early entry activities.
(xix) Potential hazards to children and pregnant women from pesticide exposure.
(xx) Keep children and nonworking family members away from pesticide treated areas.
(xxi) After working in pesticide treated areas, remove work boots or shoes before entering your home, and remove work clothes and wash or shower before physical contact with children or family members.
(xxii) How to report suspected pesticide use violations to the Washington state department of agriculture.
(xxiii) This section prohibits agricultural employers from intimidating, threatening, coercing, or discriminating against any worker or handler for complying with or attempting to comply with the requirements of this chapter part, or because the worker or handler provided, caused to be provided or is about to provide information to the employer, the EPA or its agents, or any duly authorized representative of the Washington state department of agriculture regarding conduct that the employee reasonably believes violates this chapter part, and/or made a complaint, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing concerning compliance with this chapter part.
(d) The person who conducts the training must meet one of the following criteria:
(i) Be currently designated as a trainer of certified applicators or pesticide handlers by the Washington state department of agriculture in accordance with chapters 15.58 and 17.21 RCW; or
(ii) Have completed an EPA-approved pesticide safety train-the-trainer program for trainers of workers; or
(iii) Be currently certified as an applicator of restricted use pesticides under chapter 17.21 RCW.
(4) Recordkeeping.
(a) For each worker required to be trained under subsection (1) of this section, the agricultural employer must maintain on the agricultural establishment, for two years from the date of the training, a record documenting each worker's training including all of the following:
(i) The trained worker's printed name and signature.
(ii) The date of the training.
(iii) Information identifying which EPA-approved training materials were used.
(iv) The trainer's name and documentation showing that the trainer met the requirements of subsection (3)(d) of this section at the time of training.
(v) The agricultural employer's name.
(b) An agricultural employer who provides, directly or indirectly, training required under subsection (1) of this section must provide to the worker upon request a copy of the record of the training that contains the information required under (a) of this subsection.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, 49.17.280, and 49.17.285. WSR 22-17-124, § 296-307-10905, filed 8/23/22, effective 9/26/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050 and 49.17.060. WSR 21-04-128, § 296-307-10905, filed 2/2/21, effective 3/8/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-10905, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Establishment-specific information for workers40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.403.

Before any worker performs any activity in a treated area on an agricultural establishment where within the last thirty days a pesticide product has been used, or a restricted-entry interval for such pesticide has been in effect, the agricultural employer must ensure that the worker has been informed of, in a manner the worker can understand, all of the following establishment-specific information:
(1) The location of pesticide safety information required in WAC 296-307-10830(1).
(2) The location of pesticide application and hazard information required in WAC 296-307-10830(2).
(3) The location of decontamination supplies required in WAC 296-307-10930.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-10910, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Entry restrictions associated with pesticide applications40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.405.

(1) Outdoor production pesticide applications.
(a) During any outdoor production pesticide application, the agricultural employer must not allow or direct any worker or other person, other than an appropriately trained and equipped handler involved in the application, to enter or to remain in the treated area or an application exclusion zone (AEZ) that is within the boundaries of the establishment until the application is complete.
(b) A summary of outdoor production application exclusion zones (AEZ) can be found in Table 1 and is defined as follows:
(i) The application exclusion zone is the area that extends one hundred feet horizontally from the application equipment in all directions during application when the pesticide is applied by any of the following methods:
(A) Aerially.
(B) Air blast application.
(C) As a spray using a spray quality (droplet spectrum) of smaller than medium (volume median diameter of less than 294 microns).
(D) As a fumigant, smoke, mist, or fog.
(ii) The application exclusion zone is the area that extends twenty-five feet horizontally from the application equipment in all directions during application when the pesticide is applied not as in (a)(i)(A) through (D) of this subsection and is sprayed from a height of greater than twelve inches from the planting medium using a spray quality (droplet spectrum) of medium or larger (volume median diameter of 294 microns or greater).
(iii) There is no application exclusion zone when the pesticide is applied in a manner other than those covered in (a)(i) and (ii) of this subsection.
(c) During any outdoor production pesticide application, the agricultural employer must not allow or direct any worker or other person, other than an appropriately trained and equipped handler involved in the application, to enter or to remain in the treated area or an application exclusion zone that is within the boundaries of the establishment until the application is complete.
(d) After the application is complete, the area subject to the labeling-specified restricted-entry interval and the postapplication entry restrictions specified in WAC 296-307-10920 is the treated area.
Table 1
Entry Restrictions* - During Outdoor Production Pesticide Application (AEZ)
Note:
This applies to the area within the boundaries of the establishment, outside establishment boundaries, the handler must suspend application long enough to ensure no contact with any persons within the AEZ (see WAC 296-307-11215 (1) and (2)). Subsection (1)(b) and (c) of this section. During pesticide application and after application is complete, pesticide labeling-specified restricted-entry intervals and post-application restrictions apply to the treated area.
*During pesticides being applied:
(WAC 296-307-10915)
Prohibit workers and any persons, other than appropriately trained and equipped handlers, from being in the AEZ:
(A) Aerially
(B) Air blast application
(C) As a spray using a spray quality (droplet spectrum) of smaller than medium (volume median diameter of less than 294 microns)
(D) As a fumigant, smoke, mist, fog, or aerosol
Area that extends 100 feet horizontally in all directions from the application equipment until after the application is complete.
Not applied as (A), (B), (C), or (D) above and:
- From a height of greater than 12 inches from the planting medium; and
- As a spray using a medium or larger spray quality droplet spectrum of volume median diameter of 294 microns or greater.
Area that extends 25 feet horizontally in all directions from the application equipment until after the application is complete.
- Otherwise - No AEZ
Follow applicable label directions for restricted-entry intervals.
(2) Enclosed space production pesticide applications.
(a) During any enclosed space production pesticide application described in column 1 of Table 2 under (d) of this subsection, the agricultural employer must not allow or direct any worker or other person, other than an appropriately trained and equipped handler involved in the application, to enter or to remain in the application exclusion zone (AEZ) area specified in column 2 of Table 2 under (d) of this subsection during the application and until the time specified in column 3 of Table 2 under (d) of this subsection has expired.
(b) After the time specified in column 3 of Table 2 under (d) of this subsection has expired, the area subject to the labeling-specified restricted-entry interval and the postapplication entry restrictions specified in WAC 296-307-10920 is the area specified in column 4 of Table 2 under (d) of this subsection.
(c) When column 3 of Table 2 under (d) of this subsection specifies that ventilation criteria must be met, ventilation must continue until the air concentration is measured to be equal to or less than the inhalation exposure level required by the labeling. If no inhalation exposure level is listed on the labeling, ventilation must continue until after one of the following conditions is met:
(i) Ten air exchanges are completed.
(ii) Two hours of ventilation using fans or other mechanical ventilating systems.
(iii) Four hours of ventilation using vents, windows, or other passive ventilation.
(iv) Eleven hours with no ventilation followed by one hour of mechanical ventilation.
(v) Eleven hours with no ventilation followed by two hours of passive ventilation.
(vi) Twenty-four hours with no ventilation.
(d) The following table applies to (a), (b), and (c) of this subsection.
Table 2
Entry Restrictions During Enclosed Space Production Pesticide Applications
1. When a pesticide is applied:
2. Prohibit workers and any persons, other than appropriately trained and equipped handlers, from being in the AEZ:
3. Until:
4. After the expiration of time specified in column 3, the area subject to the restricted-entry interval is:
(a) As a fumigant.
Entire enclosed space plus any adjacent structure or area that cannot be sealed off from the treated area.
The ventilation criteria of subsection (2)(c) of this section are met.
No postapplication entry restrictions required by WAC 296-307-10920 after criteria in column 3 are met.
(b) As a:
Entire enclosed space.
The ventilation criteria of subsection (2)(c) of this section are met.
Entire enclosed space.
(i) Smoke; or
 
 
(ii) Mist; or
 
 
(iii) Fog; or