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Chapter 296-307 WAC

Last Update: 10/22/19

SAFETY STANDARDS FOR AGRICULTURE

WAC Sections

FIELD OPERATIONS AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Part A
General and Educational Requirements
HTMLPDF296-307-003How is this chapter divided?
HTMLPDF296-307-006What does this chapter cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-009What definitions apply to this chapter?
HTMLPDF296-307-012What does it mean when equipment is approved by a nonstate organization?
HTMLPDF296-307-018What are the employer's responsibilities?
HTMLPDF296-307-021What are the employee's responsibilities?
HTMLPDF296-307-024How does an employer apply for a variance?
Part B
Accident Prevention Program; First-aid Requirements; Safe Place Standard
HTMLPDF296-307-030What are the required elements of an accident prevention program?
HTMLPDF296-307-033How often must safety meetings be held?
HTMLPDF296-307-036What items 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 your emergency washing facilities.
HTMLPDF296-307-03940Make sure supplemental flushing equipment provides sufficient water.
HTMLPDF296-307-03945Definitions.
HTMLPDF296-307-045What are the requirements of the safe place standard?
Part C
Hand Tools
HTMLPDF296-307-050What requirements apply to hand tools?
Part D
Ladders, Bulk Storage, Pits, and Trenches
HTMLPDF296-307-055Ladders.
HTMLPDF296-307-05501How must ladders be cared for and maintained?
HTMLPDF296-307-05503How must an employer instruct employees to use ladders?
HTMLPDF296-307-05505How must orchard ladders be used?
HTMLPDF296-307-05507What other requirements apply to ladders?
HTMLPDF296-307-060What requirements apply to job-made ladders?
HTMLPDF296-307-061What requirements apply to working around bins, bunkers, hoppers, tanks, pits, and trenches?
Part E
Vehicles and Farm Field Equipment
HTMLPDF296-307-065How must slow-moving vehicles be marked?
HTMLPDF296-307-070Motor vehicles.
HTMLPDF296-307-07001How must motor vehicles be maintained?
HTMLPDF296-307-07003How must motor vehicles be operated?
HTMLPDF296-307-07005Who may operate motor vehicles?
HTMLPDF296-307-07007What requirements apply to motor vehicle brakes?
HTMLPDF296-307-07009How must motor vehicles be loaded and unloaded?
HTMLPDF296-307-07011What safety equipment must motor vehicles have?
HTMLPDF296-307-07013What rules apply to vehicles used to transport employees?
HTMLPDF296-307-073What requirements apply to changing and charging storage batteries?
HTMLPDF296-307-076How must farm field equipment be guarded?
Part F
Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) for Tractors
HTMLPDF296-307-080Rollover protective structures (ROPS) for tractors.
HTMLPDF296-307-08003Which agricultural tractors are covered by this section?
HTMLPDF296-307-08006What definitions apply to rollover protective structures (ROPS) for agricultural tractors?
HTMLPDF296-307-08009What requirements apply to the testing and performance of ROPS used on agricultural tractors?
HTMLPDF296-307-08012What requirements apply to seatbelts used with ROPS on agricultural tractors?
HTMLPDF296-307-08015When are ROPS not required on agricultural tractors?
HTMLPDF296-307-08018What employee training requirements apply to ROPS used on agricultural tractors?
HTMLPDF296-307-08021What other requirements apply to ROPS used on agricultural tractors?
HTMLPDF296-307-085When must ROPS be provided for material handling equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-090What requirements apply to overhead protection for operators of agricultural and industrial tractors?
Part G
Field Sanitation
HTMLPDF296-307-095Field sanitation.
HTMLPDF296-307-09503What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-09506What definitions apply to this section?
HTMLPDF296-307-09509What orientation must employers provide for field sanitation?
HTMLPDF296-307-09512What potable water sources must an employer provide?
HTMLPDF296-307-09515What handwashing facilities must an employer provide?
HTMLPDF296-307-09518What toilet facilities must an employer provide?
Part G-1
HTMLPDF296-307-097Outdoor heat exposure.
HTMLPDF296-307-09710Scope and purpose.
HTMLPDF296-307-09720Definitions.
HTMLPDF296-307-09730Employer and employee responsibility.
HTMLPDF296-307-09740Drinking water.
HTMLPDF296-307-09750Responding to signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.
HTMLPDF296-307-09760Information and training.
Part H
Personal Protective Equipment
HTMLPDF296-307-100Personal protective equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-10005Who must provide personal protective equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-10010What requirements apply to eye protection?
HTMLPDF296-307-10015How must personal protective equipment be used?
HTMLPDF296-307-10020What must an employer do to prevent heat-related illness?
HTMLPDF296-307-10025What instruction on personal protective equipment must an employer give to employees?
HTMLPDF296-307-107Federal worker protection standards—Washington state department of agriculture.Effective until February 3, 2020
Part I
Pesticides (Worker Protection Standard)
HTMLPDF296-307-108General provisions.
HTMLPDF296-307-10805Federal worker protection standards—Washington state department of labor and industries.
HTMLPDF296-307-10810Scope and purpose—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.301.
HTMLPDF296-307-10815Applicability—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.303.
HTMLPDF296-307-10820Definitions—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.305.
HTMLPDF296-307-10825Agricultural employer duties—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.309.
HTMLPDF296-307-10830Display requirements for pesticide safety information and pesticide application and hazard information—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.311.
HTMLPDF296-307-10835Commercial pesticide handler employer duties—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.313.
HTMLPDF296-307-10840Prohibited actions—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.315.
HTMLPDF296-307-10845Violations of this part—40 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 workers—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.401.
HTMLPDF296-307-10910Establishment-specific information for workers—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.403.
HTMLPDF296-307-10915Entry restrictions associated with pesticide applications—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.405.
HTMLPDF296-307-10920Worker entry restrictions after pesticide applications—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.407.
HTMLPDF296-307-10925Oral and posted notification of worker entry restrictions—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.409.
HTMLPDF296-307-10930Decontamination supplies for workers—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.411.
HTMLPDF296-307-110Scope and purpose—Worker protection standards—40 C.F.R., § 170.1.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-11005Definitions—Worker protection standards—40 C.F.R., § 170.3.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-11010General duties and prohibited actions—Worker protection standards—40 C.F.R., § 170.7.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-11015Violations of this part—Worker protection standards—40 C.F.R., § 170.9.Effective until February 3, 2020
Requirements for the Protection of Agricultural Pesticide Handlers
HTMLPDF296-307-112Requirements for protection of agricultural pesticide handlers.
HTMLPDF296-307-11205Training requirements for handlers—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.501.
HTMLPDF296-307-11210Knowledge of labeling, application-specific, and establishment-specific information for handlers—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.503.
HTMLPDF296-307-11215Requirements during applications to protect handlers, workers, and other persons—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.505.
HTMLPDF296-307-11220Personal protective equipment—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.507.
HTMLPDF296-307-11225Decontamination and eye flushing supplies for handlers—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.509.
Exemptions, Exceptions and Equivalency
HTMLPDF296-307-114Exemptions, exceptions and equivalency.
HTMLPDF296-307-11405Exemptions—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.601.
HTMLPDF296-307-11410Exceptions for entry by workers during restricted-entry intervals—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.603.
HTMLPDF296-307-11415Agricultural employer responsibilities to protect workers entering treated areas during a restricted-entry interval—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.605.
HTMLPDF296-307-11420Exceptions to personal protective equipment requirements specified on pesticide product labeling—40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.607.
HTMLPDF296-307-120Applicability of this section—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.102.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-12005Exceptions—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.103.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-12010Exemptions—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.104.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-12015Restrictions associated with pesticide applications—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.110.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-12020Entry restrictions—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.112.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-12025Notice of applications—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.120.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-12030Providing specific information about applications—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.122.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-12035Notice of applications to handler employers—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.124.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-12040Pesticide safety training—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.130.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-12045Posted pesticide safety information—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.135.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-12050Decontamination—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.150.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-12055Emergency assistance—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.160.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-130Applicability of this section—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.202.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-13005Exemptions—Standards for handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.204.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-13010Restrictions during applications—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.210.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-13015Providing specific information about applications—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.222.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-13020Notice of applications to agricultural employers—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.224.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-13025Pesticide safety training—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.230.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-13030Knowledge of labeling and site-specific information—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.232.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-13035Safe operation of equipment—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.234.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-13040Posted pesticide safety information—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.235.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-13045Personal protective equipment—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.240.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-13050Decontamination—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.250.Effective until February 3, 2020
HTMLPDF296-307-13055Emergency assistance—Standards for pesticide handlers—40 C.F.R., § 170.260.Effective until February 3, 2020
Part J
Pesticides Recordkeeping
HTMLPDF296-307-145Pesticides recordkeeping.
HTMLPDF296-307-14505What records must an employer keep 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.
HTMLPDF296-307-15003What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-15006What clearance and safeguards are required to protect employees working near overhead lines?
HTMLPDF296-307-15009What signs must an employer post to warn employees working near overhead lines?
HTMLPDF296-307-15012When must an employer notify the utility of employees working near overhead lines?
Part L
Temporary Worker Housing
HTMLPDF296-307-161Temporary worker housing and cherry harvest camps.
HTMLPDF296-307-16101Purpose and applicability.
HTMLPDF296-307-16103Definitions.
HTMLPDF296-307-16104Technical assistance—Notice 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.
HTMLPDF296-307-16147Tents.
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 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
HTMLPDF296-307-18005How must fan blades be guarded?
HTMLPDF296-307-18010How must constant-running drives be guarded?
HTMLPDF296-307-18015What training must an employer provide for employees who use agricultural equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-18020What requirements apply to machine controls?
HTMLPDF296-307-18025How must steam pipes be guarded?
HTMLPDF296-307-185Guarding powered saws.
HTMLPDF296-307-18503What general requirements apply to powered saws?
HTMLPDF296-307-18506How must band saws be guarded?
HTMLPDF296-307-18509How must radial arm saws be guarded?
HTMLPDF296-307-18512How must table saws be guarded?
HTMLPDF296-307-18515How must circular fuel-wood saws be guarded?
HTMLPDF296-307-190Guarding bench grinders, abrasive wheels, and portable grinders.
HTMLPDF296-307-19003What definitions apply to this section?
HTMLPDF296-307-19006What rules apply to guarding abrasive wheels?
HTMLPDF296-307-19009What are the use, mounting, and guarding rules for abrasive wheels?
HTMLPDF296-307-19012What requirements apply to flanges?
HTMLPDF296-307-19015How must vertical portable grinders be guarded?
HTMLPDF296-307-19018How must other portable grinders be guarded?
HTMLPDF296-307-195What rules apply to grounding and "dead man" controls for hand-held portable power tools?
HTMLPDF296-307-200Compressed air.
HTMLPDF296-307-20005May compressed air be used for cleaning?
HTMLPDF296-307-20010What requirements apply to compressed air tools?
HTMLPDF296-307-205Guarding portable powered tools.
HTMLPDF296-307-20505What requirements apply to guarding portable powered tools?
HTMLPDF296-307-20510What requirements apply to switches and controls on portable powered tools?
HTMLPDF296-307-20515What requirements apply to pneumatic powered tools and hose?
HTMLPDF296-307-220Power lawnmowers.
HTMLPDF296-307-22003What definitions apply to this section?
HTMLPDF296-307-22006What are the general guarding requirements for power lawnmowers?
HTMLPDF296-307-22009What rules apply to walk-behind and riding rotary mowers?
HTMLPDF296-307-22012What rules apply to walk-behind rotary mowers?
HTMLPDF296-307-22015What rules apply to riding rotary mowers?
HTMLPDF296-307-225Jacks.
HTMLPDF296-307-22503What definitions apply to this section?
HTMLPDF296-307-22506How shall the rated load be marked on a jack?
HTMLPDF296-307-22509What rules apply to the operation and maintenance of jacks?
HTMLPDF296-307-230What are the general requirements for materials handling and storage?
HTMLPDF296-307-232What requirements apply to conveyors?
Part N
Sanitation for Indoor Workplaces
HTMLPDF296-307-240Sanitation for fixed, indoor workplaces.
HTMLPDF296-307-24001Must an employer comply with state health regulations?
HTMLPDF296-307-24003What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-24006What definitions apply to this section?
HTMLPDF296-307-24009What housekeeping requirements apply to fixed, indoor workplaces?
HTMLPDF296-307-24012How must the potable water supply be maintained?
HTMLPDF296-307-24015How must the nonpotable water supply be maintained?
HTMLPDF296-307-24018What toilet facilities must an employer provide?
HTMLPDF296-307-24021What washing facilities must an employer provide?
HTMLPDF296-307-24024What requirements apply to lavatories?
HTMLPDF296-307-24027When must an employer provide change rooms?
HTMLPDF296-307-24030What requirements apply to consumption of food and beverages in the workplace?
HTMLPDF296-307-24033How must waste be stored and removed?
HTMLPDF296-307-24036When must an employer have a vermin control program?
Part O
Walking Working Surfaces; Fixed Industrial Stairs; Aerial Manlifts
HTMLPDF296-307-250Walking working surfaces, elevated walkways, and platforms.
HTMLPDF296-307-25003What definitions apply to this section?
HTMLPDF296-307-25006When may railings be omitted?
HTMLPDF296-307-25009What protection must an employer provide for floor openings?
HTMLPDF296-307-25012What protection must an employer provide for wall openings and holes?
HTMLPDF296-307-25015What protection must an employer provide for open-sided floors, platforms, and runways?
HTMLPDF296-307-25018What requirements apply to stairway railings and guards?
HTMLPDF296-307-25021How must a standard railing be constructed?
HTMLPDF296-307-25024How must a stair railing be constructed?
HTMLPDF296-307-25027What are the requirements for railing dimensions?
HTMLPDF296-307-25030What requirements apply to toeboards?
HTMLPDF296-307-25033How must handrails and railings be constructed?
HTMLPDF296-307-25036What materials may be used for floor opening covers?
HTMLPDF296-307-25039How must skylight screens be constructed and mounted?
HTMLPDF296-307-25042What protection must an employer provide for wall openings?
HTMLPDF296-307-260Fixed industrial stairs.
HTMLPDF296-307-26003What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-26006What definitions apply to this section?
HTMLPDF296-307-26009Where are fixed stairs required?
HTMLPDF296-307-26012Where are spiral stairs prohibited?
HTMLPDF296-307-26015How strong must fixed stairs be?
HTMLPDF296-307-26018How wide must fixed stairs be?
HTMLPDF296-307-26021What angles may stairways be installed at?
HTMLPDF296-307-26024What requirements apply to stair treads?
HTMLPDF296-307-26027What requirements apply to the length of stairways?
HTMLPDF296-307-26030What requirements apply to railings and handrails on fixed stairs?
HTMLPDF296-307-26033What requirements apply to alternating tread-type stairs?
HTMLPDF296-307-26036What other requirements apply to fixed stairs?
HTMLPDF296-307-270Aerial manlift equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-27005What requirements apply to aerial manlift equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-27010What requirements apply to using aerial manlift equipment?
Part P
Guarding Power Transmission Machinery
HTMLPDF296-307-280Guarding power transmission machinery.
HTMLPDF296-307-28002What power transmission belts are covered by this section?
HTMLPDF296-307-28004What does "guarded by location" mean?
HTMLPDF296-307-28006What general requirements apply to machine guarding?
HTMLPDF296-307-28014What requirements apply to prime-mover guards?
HTMLPDF296-307-28016What requirements apply to guarding shafting?
HTMLPDF296-307-28018What requirements apply to guarding pulleys?
HTMLPDF296-307-28020What requirements apply to guarding horizontal belt, rope, and chain drives?
HTMLPDF296-307-28022What requirements apply to guarding overhead horizontal belt, rope, and chain drives?
HTMLPDF296-307-28024What requirements apply to guarding vertical and inclined belts?
HTMLPDF296-307-28026What requirements apply to guarding cone-pulley belts?
HTMLPDF296-307-28028What requirements apply to guarding belt tighteners?
HTMLPDF296-307-28030What requirements apply to guarding gears, sprockets, and chains?
HTMLPDF296-307-28032What requirements apply to guarding friction drives?
HTMLPDF296-307-28034What requirements apply to guarding keys, set screws, and other projections?
HTMLPDF296-307-28036What requirements apply to guarding collars and couplings?
HTMLPDF296-307-28038Must self-lubricating bearings be used?
HTMLPDF296-307-28040What requirements apply to guarding clutches, cutoff couplings, and clutch pulleys?
HTMLPDF296-307-28042What requirements apply to guarding belt shifters, clutches, shippers, poles, perches, and fasteners?
HTMLPDF296-307-28044What materials must be used for standard guards?
HTMLPDF296-307-28046How must standard guards be manufactured?
HTMLPDF296-307-28048What requirements apply to disk, shield, and U-guards?
HTMLPDF296-307-28050What materials must be used for guards?
HTMLPDF296-307-28052When may wood guards be used?
HTMLPDF296-307-28054What materials may be used for guarding horizontal overhead belts?
HTMLPDF296-307-28056What clearance must be maintained between guards and power transmission machinery?
HTMLPDF296-307-28058How must overhead rope and chain-drive guards be constructed?
HTMLPDF296-307-28060What materials must be used for guardrails and toeboards?
HTMLPDF296-307-28062How must shafting be maintained?
HTMLPDF296-307-28064How must pulleys be maintained?
HTMLPDF296-307-28066How must belts be maintained?
HTMLPDF296-307-28068How must other equipment be maintained?
HTMLPDF296-307-290Auger conveying equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-29005What requirements apply to auger conveying equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-29010What other requirements apply to auger conveying equipment manufactured after October 25, 1976?
HTMLPDF296-307-300Guarding farmstead equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-30003What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-30006How must power takeoff shafts of farmstead equipment be guarded?
HTMLPDF296-307-30009How must other power transmission components of farmstead equipment be guarded?
HTMLPDF296-307-30012How must functional components of farmstead equipment be guarded?
HTMLPDF296-307-30015When may guards be removed on farmstead equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-30018What requirements apply to electrical control for maintaining and servicing farmstead equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-30021What additional guarding requirements apply to farmstead equipment?
Part Q
Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout-tagout)
HTMLPDF296-307-320Control of hazardous energy (lockout-tagout).
HTMLPDF296-307-32001What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-32003When does this section not apply?
HTMLPDF296-307-32005What definitions apply to this section?
HTMLPDF296-307-32007What are the required elements of an energy control program?
HTMLPDF296-307-32009How does an employer determine when to use lockout vs. tagout?
HTMLPDF296-307-32011What requirements must be met to substitute tagout for lockout?
HTMLPDF296-307-32013What are the required elements of energy control procedures?
HTMLPDF296-307-32015What requirements apply to lockout and tagout devices and materials?
HTMLPDF296-307-32017How often must the energy control procedure be inspected?
HTMLPDF296-307-32019What general requirements apply to energy control program training and communication?
HTMLPDF296-307-32021What additional requirements apply to tagout training and communication?
HTMLPDF296-307-32023What requirements apply to employee retraining?
HTMLPDF296-307-32025What training records must an employer keep?
HTMLPDF296-307-32027Who may perform lockout or tagout?
HTMLPDF296-307-32029Who must be notified of lockout and tagout?
HTMLPDF296-307-32031What order of events must lockout or tagout procedures follow?
HTMLPDF296-307-32033What order of events must be followed to remove lockout or tagout devices?
HTMLPDF296-307-32035What requirements apply to testing and positioning machines and equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-32037What requirements apply to outside servicing contractors?
HTMLPDF296-307-32039What requirements apply to group lockout or tagout?
HTMLPDF296-307-32041What requirements apply to lockout/tagout during shift changes?
Part R
Safety Color Coding; Accident Prevention Signs and Tags
HTMLPDF296-307-330Safety color coding; accident prevention signs and tags.
HTMLPDF296-307-33001What definitions apply to this section?
HTMLPDF296-307-33003What does red identify in safety color coding?
HTMLPDF296-307-33005What does yellow identify in safety color coding?
HTMLPDF296-307-33007When should signs and tags use "danger" versus "caution"?
HTMLPDF296-307-33009What are the design and color specifications for accident prevention signs?
HTMLPDF296-307-33011What are the proper uses of accident prevention tags?
Part S
Fire Protection and Ignition Sources; Exit Routes
HTMLPDF296-307-340Portable fire extinguishers.
HTMLPDF296-307-34003What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-34006Who is exempt from the requirements of this section?
HTMLPDF296-307-34009What general requirements apply to portable fire extinguishers?
HTMLPDF296-307-34012How should portable fire extinguishers be selected and distributed?
HTMLPDF296-307-34015What are the requirements for inspection, maintenance and testing of portable fire extinguishers?
HTMLPDF296-307-34018What requirements apply to hydrostatic testing?
HTMLPDF296-307-34021What are the training requirements for portable fire extinguishers?
HTMLPDF296-307-345Employee alarm systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-34503What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-34506What general requirements apply to employee alarm systems?
HTMLPDF296-307-34509What are the installation and restoration requirements for employee alarm systems?
HTMLPDF296-307-34512How must employee alarm systems be maintained and tested?
HTMLPDF296-307-34515Where must manually operated devices be located?
HTMLPDF296-307-350Exit routes.
HTMLPDF296-307-35003What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-35006What definitions apply to this section?
HTMLPDF296-307-35009What are the design requirements for exit routes?
HTMLPDF296-307-35012What are the operation and maintenance requirements for exit routes?
HTMLPDF296-307-35015What are the requirements for an emergency action plan?
HTMLPDF296-307-35018What are the requirements for a fire prevention plan?
Part T
Electrical
HTMLPDF296-307-360Electrical.
HTMLPDF296-307-36005What does this part cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-36010What definitions apply to this part?
HTMLPDF296-307-362General electrical requirements.
HTMLPDF296-307-36203What electrical equipment must be approved?
HTMLPDF296-307-36206How must electrical equipment safety be determined?
HTMLPDF296-307-36209What requirements apply to guarding live parts?
HTMLPDF296-307-36212What workspace must be provided?
HTMLPDF296-307-36215What general requirements apply to splices?
HTMLPDF296-307-36218What protection must be provided against combustible materials?
HTMLPDF296-307-36221How must electrical equipment be marked?
HTMLPDF296-307-36224How must disconnecting means be marked?
HTMLPDF296-307-36227What access and working space must be provided for electrical equipment of 600 volts, nominal, or less?
HTMLPDF296-307-36230What access and working space must be provided for electrical equipment over 600 volts, nominal?
HTMLPDF296-307-364Electrical installation and maintenance.
HTMLPDF296-307-36403How must flexible cords and cables be installed and maintained?
HTMLPDF296-307-36406How must attachment plugs and receptacles be installed and maintained?
HTMLPDF296-307-36409What must employees do when equipment causes electrical shock?
HTMLPDF296-307-36412What grounding and bonding requirements apply to equipment installation and maintenance?
HTMLPDF296-307-36415What requirements apply to disconnecting means?
HTMLPDF296-307-36418What requirements apply to identification and load rating of electrical equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-36421How must equipment be installed in wet locations?
HTMLPDF296-307-366Wiring design and protection.
HTMLPDF296-307-36603How must grounded and grounding conductors be used and identified?
HTMLPDF296-307-36606What ampere rating must outlet devices have?
HTMLPDF296-307-36609What requirements apply to conductors?
HTMLPDF296-307-36612What design and protection requirements apply to service-entrances?
HTMLPDF296-307-36615What overcurrent protection must be provided?
HTMLPDF296-307-36618What premises wiring systems must be grounded?
HTMLPDF296-307-36621Must the conductor be grounded for AC premises wiring?
HTMLPDF296-307-36624What general requirements apply to grounding conductors?
HTMLPDF296-307-36627Must the path to ground be continuous?
HTMLPDF296-307-36630What supports, enclosures, and equipment must be grounded?
HTMLPDF296-307-36633How must fixed equipment be grounded?
HTMLPDF296-307-36636How must high voltage systems be grounded?
HTMLPDF296-307-368Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use.
HTMLPDF296-307-36803Does this section apply to factory-assembled equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-36806What wiring methods must be used for temporary wiring?
HTMLPDF296-307-36809When may cable trays be used?
HTMLPDF296-307-36812What requirements apply to open wiring on insulators?
HTMLPDF296-307-36815What wiring requirements apply to cabinets, boxes, and fittings?
HTMLPDF296-307-36818What requirements apply to switches?
HTMLPDF296-307-36821Where must switchboards and panelboards be located?
HTMLPDF296-307-36824When must conductors be insulated?
HTMLPDF296-307-36827When may flexible cords and cables be used?
HTMLPDF296-307-36830How must flexible cords and cables be identified, spliced, and terminated?
HTMLPDF296-307-36833What requirements apply to multiconductor portable cable?
HTMLPDF296-307-36836When may fixture wires be used?
HTMLPDF296-307-36839What requirements apply to wiring for lighting fixtures, lampholders, lamps, and receptacles?
HTMLPDF296-307-36842What requirements apply to wiring for receptacles, cord connectors, and attachment plugs (caps)?
HTMLPDF296-307-36845What requirements apply to wiring for appliances?
HTMLPDF296-307-36848What requirements apply to wiring for motors, motor circuits, and controllers?
HTMLPDF296-307-36851What requirements apply to wiring for transformers?
HTMLPDF296-307-36854What requirements apply to wiring for capacitors?
HTMLPDF296-307-36857How must storage batteries be ventilated?
HTMLPDF296-307-36860What other miscellaneous requirements apply to wiring methods?
HTMLPDF296-307-370Special purpose equipment and installations.
HTMLPDF296-307-37003What requirements apply to cranes, hoists, and runways?
HTMLPDF296-307-37006What requirements apply to elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, and moving walks?
HTMLPDF296-307-37009What requirements apply to the disconnecting means for electric welders?
HTMLPDF296-307-37012What requirements apply to electrically driven or controlled irrigation machines?
HTMLPDF296-307-372Hazardous (classified) locations.
HTMLPDF296-307-37203What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-37206What classifications apply to this section?
HTMLPDF296-307-37209What equipment, wiring methods, and installations may be used in hazardous locations?
HTMLPDF296-307-37212How must conduit be installed in hazardous locations?
HTMLPDF296-307-37215Which equipment may be used in Division 1 and 2 locations?
HTMLPDF296-307-37218What requirements apply to motors and generators used in hazardous locations?
HTMLPDF296-307-374Special systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-37403What requirements apply to systems over 600 volts, nominal?
HTMLPDF296-307-37406What requirements apply to emergency power systems?
HTMLPDF296-307-37409How are Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 remote control, signaling, and power-limited circuits classified?
HTMLPDF296-307-37412What requirements apply to fire protective signaling systems?
HTMLPDF296-307-376Working on or near exposed energized parts.
HTMLPDF296-307-37603What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-37606Who may work on energized parts?
HTMLPDF296-307-37609What requirements apply to working near low voltage lines?
HTMLPDF296-307-37612What requirements apply to qualified persons working near overhead lines?
HTMLPDF296-307-37615What requirements apply to vehicles and mechanical equipment near overhead lines?
HTMLPDF296-307-37618What lighting must be provided for employees working near exposed energized parts?
HTMLPDF296-307-37621What requirements apply to working near exposed energized parts in confined spaces?
HTMLPDF296-307-37624What housekeeping requirements apply to working near exposed energized parts?
HTMLPDF296-307-37627Who may defeat an electrical safety interlock?
HTMLPDF296-307-378Safety-related work practices.
HTMLPDF296-307-37801What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-37803How must employees be trained on safety practices?
HTMLPDF296-307-37805How must safety-related work practices be chosen and used?
HTMLPDF296-307-37807What work practices must be followed for work on exposed deenergized parts?
HTMLPDF296-307-37809Must an employer have a written copy of lockout-tagout procedures?
HTMLPDF296-307-37811What work practices must be followed for deenergizing equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-37813How must locks and tags be applied?
HTMLPDF296-307-37815What work practices must be followed to verify deenergization?
HTMLPDF296-307-37817What work practices must be followed when reenergizing equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-37819What safety-related work practices relate to portable electric equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-37821What safety-related work practices relate to electric power and lighting circuits?
HTMLPDF296-307-37823What safety-related work practices relate to test instruments and equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-37825What safety-related work practices relate to flammable materials?
HTMLPDF296-307-380Electrical protective equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-38003How must protective equipment be used?
HTMLPDF296-307-38006What requirements apply to general protective equipment and tools?
HTMLPDF296-307-38009What manufacturing and marking requirements apply to electrical protective devices?
HTMLPDF296-307-38012What electrical requirements apply to electrical protective devices?
HTMLPDF296-307-38015What workmanship and finish requirements apply to electrical protective devices?
HTMLPDF296-307-38018How must electrical protective devices be maintained and used?
SPECIALIZED OPERATIONS
Part U-1
Hazardous MaterialsAnhydrous Ammonia
HTMLPDF296-307-400Anhydrous ammonia.
HTMLPDF296-307-40001What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-40003What definitions apply to this section?
HTMLPDF296-307-40005What general requirements apply to the storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia?
HTMLPDF296-307-40007What requirements apply to systems mounted on farm wagons (implements of husbandry) for the transportation of ammonia?
HTMLPDF296-307-40009What requirements apply to systems mounted on farm wagons (implements of husbandry) for the application of ammonia?
HTMLPDF296-307-40011What requirements must approved anhydrous ammonia equipment meet?
HTMLPDF296-307-40013What requirements apply to the construction, original test, and requalification of nonrefrigerated containers?
HTMLPDF296-307-40015How must nonrefrigerated containers and systems (other than DOT containers) be marked?
HTMLPDF296-307-40017Where may anhydrous ammonia containers be located?
HTMLPDF296-307-40019What requirements apply to container accessories?
HTMLPDF296-307-40021What requirements apply to piping, tubing, and fittings?
HTMLPDF296-307-40023What specifications must hoses meet?
HTMLPDF296-307-40025What requirements apply to safety-relief devices?
HTMLPDF296-307-40027What emergency precautions are required when handling anhydrous ammonia?
HTMLPDF296-307-40029What requirements apply to filling densities?
HTMLPDF296-307-40031What requirements apply to the transfer of liquids?
HTMLPDF296-307-40033What requirements apply to tank car unloading points and operations?
HTMLPDF296-307-40035What requirements apply to the liquid-level gauging device?
HTMLPDF296-307-40037How should aboveground uninsulated containers be maintained?
HTMLPDF296-307-40039What requirements apply to electrical equipment and wiring?
Part U-2
Hazardous MaterialsLiquified Petroleum Gas
HTMLPDF296-307-410Storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gases.
HTMLPDF296-307-41001What does this part cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-41003Which LP-gas installations are not covered by this part?
HTMLPDF296-307-41005What definitions apply to this part?
HTMLPDF296-307-41007When must LP-gas be odorized?
HTMLPDF296-307-41009Must LP-gas containers and equipment be approved?
HTMLPDF296-307-41011What construction and test requirements must containers meet?
HTMLPDF296-307-41013How must containers be welded?
HTMLPDF296-307-41015How must containers be marked?
HTMLPDF296-307-41017Where must containers be located?
HTMLPDF296-307-41019What requirements apply to valves and accessories?
HTMLPDF296-307-41021What requirements apply to piping, tubing, and fittings?
HTMLPDF296-307-41023What specifications must hoses meet?
HTMLPDF296-307-41025What requirements apply to safety devices?
HTMLPDF296-307-41027How must indirect fired vaporizers be constructed and installed?
HTMLPDF296-307-41029How must atmospheric vaporizers be constructed and installed?
HTMLPDF296-307-41031How must direct gas-fired vaporizers be constructed and installed?
HTMLPDF296-307-41033How must direct gas-fired tank heaters be constructed and installed?
HTMLPDF296-307-41035How must dehydrators be constructed and installed?
HTMLPDF296-307-41037What are the maximum filling densities?
HTMLPDF296-307-41039What requirements apply to LP-gas in buildings?
HTMLPDF296-307-41041What requirements apply to transfer of liquids?
HTMLPDF296-307-41043Must workers be trained?
HTMLPDF296-307-41045What fire protection must be provided for LP-gas installations?
HTMLPDF296-307-41047What electrical requirements apply to LP-gas installations?
HTMLPDF296-307-41049What requirements apply to liquid-level gauging devices?
HTMLPDF296-307-41051What requirements apply to appliances?
HTMLPDF296-307-415Cylinder systems.
HTMLPDF296-307-41501What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-41503What is a "cylinder system"?
HTMLPDF296-307-41505How must containers be marked for cylinder systems?
HTMLPDF296-307-41507What additional requirements apply to cylinder systems installed outdoors?
HTMLPDF296-307-41509What additional requirements apply to cylinder system installed indoors?
HTMLPDF296-307-41511What requirements apply to valves and accessories?
HTMLPDF296-307-41513What requirements apply to safety devices for cylinder systems?
HTMLPDF296-307-41515What other requirements apply to cylinder systems?
HTMLPDF296-307-420Systems using non-DOT containers.
HTMLPDF296-307-42001What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-42003How must non-DOT containers be designed and classified?
HTMLPDF296-307-42005What requirements apply to valves and accessories, filler pipes, and discharge pipes for non-DOT containers?
HTMLPDF296-307-42007What additional requirements apply to safety devices for non-DOT containers?
HTMLPDF296-307-42009When may non-DOT containers be reinstalled?
HTMLPDF296-307-42011What is the maximum capacity allowed for non-DOT containers?
HTMLPDF296-307-42013How must non-DOT containers be installed?
HTMLPDF296-307-42015How must non-DOT containers be protected?
HTMLPDF296-307-42017What requirements apply to non-DOT containers in industrial plants?
HTMLPDF296-307-42019What requirements apply to container-charging plants?
HTMLPDF296-307-42021What fire protection must be provided for non-DOT containers?
HTMLPDF296-307-42023What other requirements apply to non-DOT containers?
HTMLPDF296-307-425LP-gas as a motor fuel.
HTMLPDF296-307-42501What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-42503What general requirements apply to LP-gas used as a motor fuel?
HTMLPDF296-307-42505How must fuel containers be designed and classified?
HTMLPDF296-307-42507How must fuel containers be installed?
HTMLPDF296-307-42509What requirements apply to valves and accessories?
HTMLPDF296-307-42511What requirements apply to piping, tubing, and fittings?
HTMLPDF296-307-42513What requirements apply to safety devices?
HTMLPDF296-307-42515What requirements apply to vaporizers?
HTMLPDF296-307-42517What requirements apply to gas regulating and mixing equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-42519What is the maximum container capacity allowed?
HTMLPDF296-307-42521What requirements apply to stationary engines used indoors?
HTMLPDF296-307-42523What requirements apply to portable engines used indoors?
HTMLPDF296-307-42525What requirements apply to industrial trucks used indoors?
HTMLPDF296-307-42527How must LP-gas-fueled vehicles be garaged?
HTMLPDF296-307-430Storage of containers awaiting use or resale.
HTMLPDF296-307-43001What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-43003What general requirements apply to storage of containers?
HTMLPDF296-307-43005How must containers be stored within buildings frequented by the public?
HTMLPDF296-307-43007How must containers be stored in buildings not frequented by the public?
HTMLPDF296-307-43009How must containers be stored within special buildings or rooms?
HTMLPDF296-307-43011How must containers be stored outdoors?
HTMLPDF296-307-43013What fire protection must be provided for stored containers?
HTMLPDF296-307-435LP-gas system installations on commercial vehicles.
HTMLPDF296-307-43501What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-43503How must containers be constructed?
HTMLPDF296-307-43505What is the maximum capacity allowed for LP-gas installations on commercial vehicles?
HTMLPDF296-307-43507Where must systems be located?
HTMLPDF296-307-43509What requirements apply to valves and accessories?
HTMLPDF296-307-43511What requirements apply to safety devices?
HTMLPDF296-307-43513What types of systems may be used on commercial vehicles?
HTMLPDF296-307-43515What requirements apply to enclosures and mounting?
HTMLPDF296-307-43517What requirements apply to piping, tubing, and fittings?
HTMLPDF296-307-43519What requirements apply to appliances?
HTMLPDF296-307-43521What general precautions must be followed for LP-gas system installations on commercial vehicles?
HTMLPDF296-307-43523How must containers be charged?
HTMLPDF296-307-43525What fire protection must be provided for mobile cook units?
HTMLPDF296-307-440LP-gas service stations.
HTMLPDF296-307-44001What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-44003How must storage containers be designed and classified?
HTMLPDF296-307-44005What requirements apply to valves and accessories?
HTMLPDF296-307-44007What requirements apply to safety devices?
HTMLPDF296-307-44009What is the maximum capacity allowed for containers?
HTMLPDF296-307-44011How must storage containers be installed?
HTMLPDF296-307-44013What equipment must be protected against tampering?
HTMLPDF296-307-44015What requirements apply to the transport truck unloading point?
HTMLPDF296-307-44017What requirements apply to piping, valves, and fittings?
HTMLPDF296-307-44019What requirements apply to pumps and accessory equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-44021What requirements apply to LP-gas dispensing devices?
HTMLPDF296-307-44023Is smoking allowed at LP-gas service stations?
HTMLPDF296-307-44025What fire protection must be provided 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.
HTMLPDF296-307-45015Take additional precautions if you recirculate ventilation system exhaust air into the workplace.
HTMLPDF296-307-45020Take additional precautions when using an exhaust hood.
Inspection
HTMLPDF296-307-45025Periodically inspect your 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
HTMLPDF296-307-45505Include additional safeguards when constructing dip tanks.
HTMLPDF296-307-45510Provide overflow pipes.
HTMLPDF296-307-45515Provide bottom drains.
Fire Protection
HTMLPDF296-307-45520Provide fire protection in the vapor area.
HTMLPDF296-307-45525Provide additional fire protection for large dip tanks.
Electrical Wiring and Equipment and Sources of Ignition
HTMLPDF296-307-45535Prevent 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 your 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 you use a hardening or tempering tank.
Vapor Degreasing
HTMLPDF296-307-46025Provide additional 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.
HTMLPDF296-307-47501What definitions apply to this part?
HTMLPDF296-307-480Installation and operation of oxygen fuel gas systems for welding and cutting.
HTMLPDF296-307-48001What general requirements apply to oxygen fuel gas systems?
HTMLPDF296-307-48003What requirements apply to portable cylinders?
HTMLPDF296-307-48005What general requirements apply to storing compressed gas cylinders?
HTMLPDF296-307-48007How must fuel-gas cylinders be stored?
HTMLPDF296-307-48009How must oxygen cylinders be stored?
HTMLPDF296-307-48011What general operating procedures apply to working with cylinders and containers?
HTMLPDF296-307-48013What requirements apply to safety devices on cylinders?
HTMLPDF296-307-48015How must cylinders be transported?
HTMLPDF296-307-48017How must cylinders be handled?
HTMLPDF296-307-48019What requirements apply to cylinder valves?
HTMLPDF296-307-48021What requirements apply to cylinder regulators?
HTMLPDF296-307-48023What requirements apply to fuel-gas manifolds?
HTMLPDF296-307-48025What requirements apply to high pressure oxygen manifolds?
HTMLPDF296-307-48027What requirements apply to low pressure oxygen manifolds?
HTMLPDF296-307-48029What requirements apply to manifolding portable outlet headers?
HTMLPDF296-307-48031What operating procedures apply to cylinder manifolds?
HTMLPDF296-307-48033How must service piping systems be designed?
HTMLPDF296-307-48035What requirements apply to piping joints?
HTMLPDF296-307-48037How must service piping systems be installed?
HTMLPDF296-307-48039How must service piping systems be painted and marked?
HTMLPDF296-307-48041How must service piping systems be tested?
HTMLPDF296-307-48043How must equipment be installed?
HTMLPDF296-307-48045How must service piping systems be protected?
HTMLPDF296-307-48047What requirements apply to piping protective equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-48049What requirements apply to station outlet protective equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-48051What requirements apply to hose and hose connections?
HTMLPDF296-307-48053What requirements apply to pressure-reducing regulators?
HTMLPDF296-307-485Installation and operation of resistance welding equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-48501What general requirements apply to resistance welding equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-48503What requirements apply to portable welding machines?
HTMLPDF296-307-48505What requirements apply to flash welding equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-48507Who must perform a job hazard analysis?
HTMLPDF296-307-48509What maintenance requirements apply to resistance welding equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-490Application, installation, and operation of arc welding and cutting equipment.
HTMLPDF296-307-49001What environmental conditions must be taken into account when selecting arc welding equipment?
HTMLPDF296-307-49003What voltages must arc welding equipment use?
HTMLPDF296-307-49005How must arc welding equipment be designed?
HTMLPDF296-307-49007How must arc welding equipment be installed?
HTMLPDF296-307-49009How must arc welding equipment be grounded?
HTMLPDF296-307-49011What requirements apply to supply connections and conductors?
HTMLPDF296-307-49013How must arc welding equipment be operated?
HTMLPDF296-307-49015How must arc welding equipment be maintained?
HTMLPDF296-307-495Fire prevention and protection.
HTMLPDF296-307-49501What basic fire prevention precautions must be taken?
HTMLPDF296-307-49503What special fire prevention precautions must be taken?
HTMLPDF296-307-49505What precautions must be taken when welding or cutting containers?
HTMLPDF296-307-49507What precautions must be taken when welding in confined spaces?
HTMLPDF296-307-500Protection of employees.
HTMLPDF296-307-50001How must eye protection be selected?
HTMLPDF296-307-50003What specifications must eye protection meet?
HTMLPDF296-307-50005What protective clothing must welders wear?
HTMLPDF296-307-50007What other requirements apply to employee protection?
HTMLPDF296-307-50009What employee protection must be provided in confined spaces?
HTMLPDF296-307-50011What general requirements apply to welding ventilation?
HTMLPDF296-307-50013What ventilation must be provided for general welding and cutting?
HTMLPDF296-307-50015What requirements apply to local exhaust hoods and booths?
HTMLPDF296-307-50017What ventilation must be provided in confined spaces?
HTMLPDF296-307-50019What requirements apply to welding fluorine compounds?
HTMLPDF296-307-50021What requirements apply to welding zinc?
HTMLPDF296-307-50023What requirements apply to welding lead?
HTMLPDF296-307-50025What requirements apply to welding beryllium?
HTMLPDF296-307-50027What requirements apply to welding cadmium?
HTMLPDF296-307-50029What requirements apply to welding mercury?
Part W
Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)
HTMLPDF296-307-520Powered industrial trucks (forklifts).
HTMLPDF296-307-52001What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-52003What is a "powered industrial truck"?
HTMLPDF296-307-52005What manufacturer's requirements apply to powered industrial trucks?
HTMLPDF296-307-52007What are the classifications of powered industrial trucks?
HTMLPDF296-307-52009What must a user consider before choosing a powered industrial truck?
HTMLPDF296-307-52011What requirements determine which trucks to use in specific hazardous environments?
HTMLPDF296-307-52013In what environments may converted trucks be used?
HTMLPDF296-307-52015What requirements apply to overhead safety guards?
HTMLPDF296-307-52017What requirements apply to load backrests?
HTMLPDF296-307-52019What requirements apply to fuel handling and storage?
HTMLPDF296-307-52021What requirements apply to lighting for operating areas?
HTMLPDF296-307-52023What level of carbon monoxide gas is allowed?
HTMLPDF296-307-52025What requirements apply to dockboards (bridge plates)?
HTMLPDF296-307-52027What rules apply to loading trucks, trailers, and railroad cars with powered industrial trucks?
HTMLPDF296-307-52029What are the operator training requirements for powered industrial trucks?
HTMLPDF296-307-52030Is there any additional (nonmandatory) information that may assist me with powered industrial truck operator training?
HTMLPDF296-307-52031What requirements apply to operating powered industrial trucks?
HTMLPDF296-307-52033When may trucks be used to open or close freight car doors?
HTMLPDF296-307-52035What requirements apply to lifting employees on the forks of trucks?
HTMLPDF296-307-52037What requirements apply to using platforms for hoisting employees?
HTMLPDF296-307-52039What requirements apply to traveling in a powered industrial truck?
HTMLPDF296-307-52041What requirements apply to traveling speeds of powered industrial trucks?
HTMLPDF296-307-52043What requirements apply to loading powered industrial trucks?
HTMLPDF296-307-52045What requirements apply to servicing powered industrial trucks?
HTMLPDF296-307-52047What requirements apply to maintaining powered industrial trucks?
Part X
Rim Wheel Servicing
HTMLPDF296-307-530Rim wheel servicing.
HTMLPDF296-307-53001What does this section cover?
HTMLPDF296-307-53003What definitions apply to rim wheel servicing?
HTMLPDF296-307-53005What training must an employer provide for employees who service rim wheels?
HTMLPDF296-307-53007What requirements apply to restraining devices?
HTMLPDF296-307-53009What other equipment must an employer provide for rim wheel servicing?
HTMLPDF296-307-53011What requirements apply to wheel component assembly?
HTMLPDF296-307-53013What are the safe operating procedures for servicing multipiece rim wheels?
HTMLPDF296-307-53015What are the safe operating procedures for servicing single-piece rim wheels?
HTMLPDF296-307-53017How can an employer order 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 your 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.
HTMLPDF296-307-63235Identify and correct deficiencies in your hearing loss prevention program.
HTMLPDF296-307-63240Document your 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 your 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.
HTMLPDF296-307-64406Follow these requirements when you contract with another employer to enter your 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 your 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 your 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 you have adequate rescue and emergency services 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.
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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.
296-307-14520What 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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How is this chapter divided?

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.
Title-Chapter-Section
 
Subsection
(1)
 
(2)
Subdivision
(a)
 
(b)
Item
(i)
 
(ii)
Note: The chapter is also divided into "parts" according to subject, to make it easier for you to find the information you need.
[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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What does this chapter cover?

(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.
"Agricultural operations" means farming and ranching, including, but not limited to:
(a) Cultivating and tilling the soil;
(b) Dairy farming;
(c) Producing, cultivating, growing, and harvesting of any agricultural or horticultural commodity;
(d) Raising 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 standard industrial classification (SIC) codes:
 
0111
Wheat
 
0115
Corn
 
0119
Cash grains not elsewhere classified, barley, peas, lentils, oats, etc.
 
0133
Sugar cane and sugar beets
 
0134
Irish potatoes—all potatoes except yams
 
0139
Field crops—hay, hops, mint, etc.
 
0161
Vegetables and melons, all inclusive
 
0171
All berry crops
 
0172
Grapes
 
0173
Tree nuts
 
0175
Deciduous tree fruits
 
0179
Tree fruits or tree nuts not elsewhere classified
 
0181
Ornamental floriculture and nursery products
 
0182
Food crops grown under cover
 
0191
General farms, primarily crops
 
0211
Beef cattle feedlots
 
0212
Beef cattle except feedlots—cattle ranches
 
0213
Hogs
 
0214
Sheep and goats
 
0219
General livestock except dairy and poultry
 
0241
Dairy farms
 
0251
Broiler, fryer, and roaster chickens
 
0252
Chicken eggs
 
0253
Turkeys and turkey eggs
 
0254
Poultry hatcheries
 
0259
Poultry and eggs not elsewhere classified
 
0271
Fur bearing animals and rabbits
 
0272
Horses
 
0273
Animal aquaculture
 
0279
Animal specialties not elsewhere classified
 
0291
General farms, primarily livestock and animal specialties
 
0711
Soil preparation services
 
0721
Crop planting, cultivating, and protecting
 
0722
Crop harvesting, primarily by machine
 
0751
Livestock services, except veterinary
 
0761
Farm labor contractors
 
0811
Timber tracts, Christmas tree growing, tree farms
 
0831
Forest nurseries
 
0851
Forestry services—reforestation
"Agricultural operations" do not include 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, 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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What definitions apply to this chapter?

"Approved" means 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" means someone you have approved to perform specific duties or to be at a specific location on the job site.
"Biological agents" means organisms or their by-products.
"Chemical agents (airborne or contact)" means a chemical agent is any of the following:
• Airborne chemical agent which is any of the following:
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– Vapor - the gaseous form of a substance that is normally in the solid or liquid state.
• Contact chemical agent which is any of the following:
– Corrosives - substances that in contact with living tissue cause destruction of the tissue by chemical action.
– Irritants - substances that on immediate, prolonged, or repeated contact with normal living tissue will induce a local inflammatory reaction.
– Toxicants - substances that have the inherent capacity to produce personal injury or illness to individuals by absorption through any body surface.
"Department" means 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" means the director of the department of labor and industries, or a designated representative.
"Employee" means someone providing personal labor in the business of the employer, including anyone providing personal labor under an independent contract.
"Employer" means 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. When this chapter refers to "you," it means the employer or a designated representative.
"Hazard" means a condition that can cause injury, death, or occupational disease.
"Listed" means listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
"Must" means mandatory.
"Nationally recognized testing laboratory" See 29 C.F.R. 1910.7 (federal OSHA requirements).
"Pesticide" means:
• 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;
• Any substance or mixture of substances intended to be used as a plant regulator, defoliant or desiccant; and
• 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" means 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" means recommended.
"Standard safeguard" means 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.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. 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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What does it mean when equipment is approved by a nonstate organization?

Whenever the department requires that you 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.
[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.]



PDF296-307-018

What are the employer's responsibilities?

You must:
(1) Provide a safe and healthful working environment.
(2) Ensure that employees do not use defective or unsafe tools and equipment, including tools and equipment that may be furnished by the employee.
(3) Implement a written accident prevention program as required by these standards.
(4) Implement a hazard communication program as required by WAC 296-307-550.
(5) 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, you 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) Follow the requirements for accident investigations in WAC 296-800-320.
(7) Provide safety education and training programs.
(8) 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) 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) Control chemical agents.
You must:
• Control chemical agents in a manner that they will not present a hazard to your workers; or
• 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.
You 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:
 
– Animals or animal waste
 
– Body fluids
 
– Biological agents in a medical research lab
 
– Mold or mildew.
[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.]



PDF296-307-021

What are the employee's responsibilities?

(1) Employees must cooperate with you and other employees in efforts to eliminate accidents.
(2) Employees must be informed of and observe all safe practices.
(3) Employees must notify you 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.
[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.]



PDF296-307-024

How does an employer apply for a variance?

(1) If you find that it is impractical for you to comply with specific requirements of this standard, we may permit a variation from the requirements. However, you 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 you must certify that you have posted a copy of the written application in a place reasonably accessible to your employees. You must also mail a copy of the application to any authorized employee representative. The notice must advise employees of their right to request us to conduct a hearing on the variance application. You must notify employees before you apply.
Note:
To request a permanent or temporary variance, you may write to: Department of Labor and Industries, WISHA Services, P.O. Box 44648, Olympia, WA 98504-4648. We will mail you an application form and instruction sheet. We will also send a copy of chapter 296-350 WAC, Variances, if you request it.
[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.]



PDF296-307-030

What are the required elements of an accident prevention program?

(1) You must instruct all employees in safe working practices at the beginning of employment. Your instruction must be tailored to the types of hazards to which employees are exposed.
(2) You must develop a written accident prevention program tailored to the needs of your agricultural operation and to the types of hazards involved.
(3) Your 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, you 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 you.
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 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.]



PDF296-307-033

How often must safety meetings be held?

(1) Foreman-crew safety meetings must be held at least monthly or whenever there are significant changes in job assignments. 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) You 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) You must retain minutes of foreman-crew safety meetings for one year and be able to show us copies if we ask to see them.
[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.]



PDF296-307-036

What items go on the safety bulletin board?

(1) You 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, you 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.
[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.

Your responsibility: Make sure first-aid trained personnel are available to provide quick and effective first aid.
You must:
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.
Note:
 
Employers who require their employees to provide first aid must comply with the bloodborne pathogen rule, chapter 296-823 WAC .
Additional requirements relating to first aid are also located in the following sections:
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WAC 296-307-07013(12), What rules apply to vehicles used to transport employees?
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WAC 296-307-16175, First-aid requirements for operators of temporary worker housing.
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WAC 296-307-16380, First-aid requirements for operators of cherry harvest camps.
Definitions:
 
First aid:
The extent of treatment you 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.
You 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, 49.17.060. 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.]



PDF296-307-03905

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

You 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."
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. 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.]



PDF296-307-03920

Make sure appropriate first-aid supplies are readily available.

You must:
• Make sure first-aid supplies are readily available. (See first-aid kit table.)
• Make sure first-aid supplies at your workplace are appropriate to:
- Your occupational setting.
– The response time of your 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
Note:
• First-aid kits from your local retailer or safety supplier should be adequate for most nonindustrial employers.
 
• The following is a list of suggested items for your first-aid kit:
 
– 1 absorbent compress, 4 x 8 inches
 
– 16 adhesive bandages, 1 x 3 inches
 
– 1 adhesive tape, 5 yards long
 
– 10 antiseptic single-use packages, 0.5 g application
 
– 6 burn treatment single-use packages, 0.5 g application
 
– 1 eye covering (for two eyes)
 
– 1 eye wash, 1 fluid ounce
 
– 4 sterile pads, 3 x 3 inches
 
– 2 pair of medical exam gloves
 
– 1 triangular bandage, 39 x 39 x 55 inches
 
Optional first-aid kit contents
 
– Bandage compresses, 2 x 2 inches, 3 x 3 inches and 5 x 5 inches
 
– Self-activating cold packs, 4 x 5 inches
 
– Roller bandages, 6 yards long
 
– Mouth-to-mouth barrier for CPR
 
• Kits should be checked at least weekly to ensure adequate number of needed items are available.
 
• Kits may be carried in any motor vehicle that is used near the crew.
You must:
• Make sure that first-aid supplies are:
- Easily accessible to all your employees.
- Stored in containers that protect them from damage, deterioration, or contamination. Containers must be clearly marked, not locked, and may be sealed.
- 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, 49.17.060. 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.]



PDF296-307-03930

Make sure emergency washing facilities are functional and readily accessible.

You must:
• Provide an emergency shower:
– When there is potential for major portions of an employee's body to contact corrosives, strong irritants, or toxic chemicals
– 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.
• Provide an emergency eyewash:
– When there is potential for an employee's eyes to be exposed to corrosives, strong irritants, or toxic chemicals
– That irrigates and flushes both eyes simultaneously while the user holds their eyes open
– With an on-off valve that activates in one second or less and remains on without user assistance until intentionally turned off
– 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:
 
• You can determine whether chemicals in your 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
 
• For chemicals developed in the workplace, the following resources provide information about first-aid requirements:
 
– NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
 
.*DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-140
 
.*http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/ggdstart.html
 
– Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH).
You must:
• Make sure emergency washing facilities:
– Are located so that it takes no more than ten seconds to reach
– Are kept free of obstacles blocking their use
– Function correctly
– Provide the quality and quantity of water that is satisfactory for emergency washing purposes.
Note:
• 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
 
• The travel distance to an emergency washing facility should be no more than fifty feet (15.25 meters)
 
• 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 your 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 03-10-068, § 296-307-03930, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.]



PDF296-307-03935

Inspect and activate your emergency washing facilities.

You must:
• Make sure all plumbed emergency washing facilities are inspected once a year to make sure they function correctly.
Note:
Inspections should include:
 
• Examination of the piping
 
• Making sure that water is available at the appropriate temperature and quality
 
• Activation to check that the valves and other hardware work properly
 
• Checking the water flow rate.
You 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
• Make sure all self-contained eyewash equipment and personal eyewash units are inspected and maintained according to manufacturer instructions.
– Inspections to check proper operation must be done once a year
– 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 03-10-068, § 296-307-03935, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.]



PDF296-307-03940

Make sure supplemental flushing equipment provides sufficient water.

Note:
Supplemental flushing equipment cannot be used in place of required emergency showers or eyewashes.
You 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:
 
• The spill is small and does not require an emergency shower
 
• Used with a shower for local rinsing, particularly on the lower extremities.
You 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 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, is 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, is 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, is 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 03-10-068, § 296-307-03945, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.]



PDF296-307-045

What are the requirements of the safe place standard?

(1) You must furnish to each employee a place of employment free from recognized controllable hazards likely to cause serious injury or death.
(2) You 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) You 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.
[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

What requirements 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) You must ensure that hand tools are in good condition. Using defective hand tools is prohibited.
(3) You must ensure that hand tools are stored safely when not in use.
[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

How must ladders be cared for and maintained?

(1) Ladders must be checked for defects before use, and thoroughly inspected periodically. Ladders shall 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 you are 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.
[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

How must an employer instruct employees to use ladders?

(1) At the beginning of employment, you 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, you must instruct employees to avoid overreaching while standing on the ladder.
(3) You 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.
[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

How must orchard ladders be used?

(1) Orchard ladders longer than sixteen feet are prohibited.
(2) Employers must instruct employees to not stand on the top two steps (the top cap and the next step down) of orchard ladders.
(3) Employers must instruct employees to not step off the ladder onto branches of trees except onto the main crotch.
(4) Standing on the top two steps of the orchard ladder is prohibited.
[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

What other requirements apply to ladders?

(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 49.17.040. 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

What requirements apply to job-made ladders?

A "job-made ladder" is a ladder that you or your 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.
[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

What requirements 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" means 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, 49.17.060. 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

How must slow-moving vehicles be marked?

(1) You 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).
 
[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

How must motor vehicles be maintained?

(1) You must maintain all motor vehicles and their parts in good repair and safe condition.
(2) You must not use tires that are worn beyond the point of safety.
(3) Employees must report to you any motor vehicle or other farm equipment that is in unsafe operating condition. You 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.
[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

How must motor vehicles be operated?

(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.
[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

Who may operate motor vehicles?

Only qualified drivers may operate motor vehicles and must have a current motor vehicle operator's license.
[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

What requirements apply to motor vehicle brakes?

(1) You 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) You 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.
[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

How must motor vehicles be loaded and unloaded?

(1) You 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.
[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

What safety equipment must motor vehicles have?

All motor vehicles must have standard lights, horn, flags, flares, and other safety equipment that conforms to the state of Washington motor vehicles laws.
[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

What rules apply to vehicles used to transport employees?

You 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, 49.17.060. 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

What requirements apply to changing and charging storage batteries?

(1) Battery changing installations must be located in areas designated for that purpose.
(2) Facilities must be provided for:
• Flushing and neutralizing spilled electrolyte;
• Fire protection;
• Protecting charging apparatus from damage by trucks; and
• 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. You must ensure that vent caps function. The battery (or compartment) cover(s) must be open for cooling.
(10) Precautions shall 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.
[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

How must farm field equipment be guarded?

"Farm field equipment" means 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) You 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.
• Snapping or husking rolls;
• Straw spreaders and choppers;
• Cutterbars;
• Flail rotors;
• Rotary beaters;
• Mixing augers;
• Feed rolls;
• Conveying augers;
• Rotary tillers; and
• 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, you 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) You 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 49.17.040. 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

Which agricultural tractors are 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 49.17.040. 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

What definitions apply to rollover protective structures (ROPS) for agricultural tractors?

"Agricultural tractor" means 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" means a wheel or track-equipped vehicle with the following characteristics:
• The front wheel spacing is equal to the rear wheel spacing, as measured between the centerlines of the wheels;
• The clearance from the bottom of the tractor chassis to the ground is eighteen inches or less;
• The highest point of the hood is sixty inches or less, and
• The tractor is designed so that the operator straddles the transmission when seated.
[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

What requirements apply to the testing and performance of ROPS used on agricultural tractors?

You 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. 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

What requirements apply to seatbelts used with ROPS on agricultural tractors?

(1) Where ROPS are required by WAC 296-307-080, you 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 49.17.040. 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

When are ROPS not required on 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.
[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

What employee training requirements apply to ROPS used on agricultural tractors?

(1) You 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. You must provide the information at the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter.
exhibit a
employee operating instructions
1.
Securely fasten your 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 you are going, especially at row ends, on roads and around trees.
6.
Passengers, other than persons required for instruction or machine operation, shall not be permitted to ride on equipment unless a passenger seat or other protective device is provided.
7.
Operate the tractor smoothly—no 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) You 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 49.17.040. 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

What other requirements apply to ROPS used on agricultural tractors?

(1) You 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) You 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 49.17.040. 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

When must ROPS 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) You 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, 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 49.17.040. 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

What requirements 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. You 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.
[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

What does this section cover?

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 your 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 49.17.040. 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

What definitions apply to this section?

"Accessible" means a maximum of one-quarter mile or five minutes travel time from the worksite.
"Hand-labor operations" means 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" means a facility that meets the requirements of WAC 296-307-09515 and is approved by the local health authority.
"Potable water" means water that is suitable for drinking by the public and meets the requirements of chapter 246-290 or 246-291 WAC.
"Toilet" means 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, 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

What orientation must employers provide for field sanitation?

You 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 49.17.040. 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

What potable water sources must an employer provide?

You 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" means 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 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

What handwashing facilities must an employer provide?

You 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.
[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

What toilet facilities must an employer provide?

You 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) You 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.
[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.

(1) WAC 296-307-097 through 296-307-09760 applies to all employers with employees performing work in an outdoor environment.
(2) The requirements of WAC 296-307-097 through 296-307-09760 apply to outdoor work environments from May 1 through September 30, annually, only when employees are exposed to outdoor heat at or above an applicable temperature listed in Table 1.
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.
Outdoor Temperature Action Levels
All other clothing
89°
Double-layer woven clothes including coveralls, jackets and sweatshirts
77°
Nonbreathing clothes including vapor barrier clothing or PPE such as chemical resistant suits
52°
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.
(3) WAC 296-307-097 through 296-307-09760 does not apply to incidental exposure which exists when an employee is not required to perform a work activity outdoors for more than fifteen minutes in any sixty-minute period. This exception may be applied every hour during the work shift.
(4) WAC 296-307-097 through 296-307-09760 supplement all industry-specific standards with related requirements. Where the requirements under these sections provide more specific or greater protection than the industry-specific standards, the employer shall comply with the requirements under these sections. Additional related requirements are found in chapter 296-305 WAC, Safety standards for firefighters and chapter 296-307 WAC, Safety standards for agriculture.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 09-07-098, § 296-307-09710, filed 3/18/09, effective 5/1/09.]



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Definitions.

(1) Acclimatization means the body's temporary adaptation to work in heat that occurs as a person is exposed to it over time.
(2) Double-layer woven clothing means clothing worn in two layers allowing air to reach the skin. For example, coveralls worn on top of regular work clothes.
(3) Drinking water means potable water that is suitable to drink. Drinking water packaged as a consumer product and electrolyte-replenishing beverages (i.e., sports drinks) that do not contain caffeine are acceptable.
(4) Engineering controls means the use of devices to reduce exposure and aid cooling (i.e., air conditioning).
(5) Environmental factors for heat-related illness means working conditions that increase susceptibility for heat-related illness such as air temperature, relative humidity, radiant heat from the sun and other sources, conductive heat sources such as the ground, air movement, workload (i.e., heavy, medium, or low) and duration, and personal protective equipment worn by employees. Measurement of environmental factors is not required by WAC 296-307-097.
(6) Heat-related illness means 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.
(7) Outdoor environment means 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. Construction activity is considered to be work in an indoor environment when performed inside a structure after the outside walls and roof are erected.
(8) Vapor barrier clothing means 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 nonbreathing clothing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. 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 at or above temperatures listed in WAC 296-307-09710(2) Table 1 must:
(a) Address their outdoor heat exposure safety program in their written accident prevention program (APP); and
(b) Encourage employees to frequently consume water or other acceptable beverages to ensure hydration.
(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.
[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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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 296-307-09710(2) Table 1:
(a) Employers must ensure that a sufficient quantity of 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, and 49.17.060. WSR 09-07-098, § 296-307-09740, filed 3/18/09, effective 5/1/09.]



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Responding to signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.

(1) 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.
(2) 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, 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.

All training must be provided to employees and supervisors, in a language the employee or supervisor understands, prior to outdoor work which exceeds a temperature listed in WAC 296-307-09710(2) Table 1, and at least annually thereafter.
(1) Employee training. Training on the following topics must be provided to all employees who may be exposed to outdoor heat at or above the temperatures listed in WAC 296-307-09710(2) Table 1:
(a) The environmental factors 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, degree of acclimatization, medical conditions, drinking water consumption, alcohol use, caffeine use, nicotine use, 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;
(f) The different types of heat-related illness, the common signs and symptoms of heat-related illness; and
(g) 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 emergency response procedures.
(2) Supervisor training. Prior to supervising employees working in outdoor environments with heat exposure at or above the temperature levels listed in WAC 296-307-09710(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 procedures the supervisor must follow if an employee exhibits signs or symptoms consistent with possible heat-related illness, including appropriate emergency response procedures; and
(d) 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, and 49.17.060. WSR 09-07-098, § 296-307-09760, filed 3/18/09, effective 5/1/09.]



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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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Who must provide personal protective equipment?

(1) You 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, you must ensure that employees use protective clothing; respiratory devices; shields; barriers; and adequate protective equipment for eyes, face, head, and extremities.
(2) You 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:
You 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 you must ensure that the equipment is adequate, properly maintained, and sanitary.
[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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What requirements apply to eye protection?

You 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.
[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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How must personal protective equipment be used?

(1) You must ensure that employees use personal protective equipment according to the manufacturer's instructions.
(2) You 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 you of any defects in personal protective equipment or when the equipment becomes contaminated.
[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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What must an employer do to prevent heat-related illness?

You must take appropriate measures to prevent heat-related illness that may be caused by employees wearing any required personal protective equipment.
[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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What instruction on personal protective equipment must an employer give to employees?

You 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.
[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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Federal worker protection standards—Washington state department of agriculture.

This chapter contains the federal Environmental Protection Agency worker protection standards as listed in 40 C.F.R., Part 170. Revisions to the federal language have been incorporated into this chapter 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 chapter 296-307 WAC, Part I.
[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.]



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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 standardsWashington state department of labor and industries.

This part contains the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) worker protection standards 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 49.17.040, 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, shall have the following meanings:
"Agricultural emergency" for agricultural emergencies see WAC 296-307-11410 (3)(a).
"Agricultural employer" means 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" means 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" means 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" means the area surrounding the application equipment that must be free of all persons other than appropriately trained and equipped handlers during pesticide applications.
"Chemigation" means the application of pesticides through irrigation systems.
"Closed system" means 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" means 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" means any enterprise, other than an agricultural establishment, that provides pesticide handler or crop advising services to agricultural establishments.
"Crop advisor" means 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" means 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" means 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" means 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" means 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" means 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" means 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" means 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" means 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:
• Mixing, loading, or applying pesticides.
• Disposing of pesticides.
• 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.
• Acting as a flagger.
• Cleaning, adjusting, handling, or repairing the parts of mixing, loading, or application equipment that may contain pesticide residues, including irrigation equipment used for chemigation.
• Assisting with the application of pesticides.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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" means 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" means 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" means 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" means 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" means 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)" means the time after the end of a pesticide application during which entry into the treated area is restricted.
"Safety data sheet (SDS)" means written or printed material concerning a hazardous chemical that is prepared in accordance with WAC 296-901-14014.
"Treated area" means any area to which a pesticide is being directed or has been directed.
"Use," as in "to use a pesticide" means any of the following:
• Preapplication activities including, but not limited to:
- Arranging for the application of the pesticide.
- Mixing and loading the pesticide.
- 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.
• Application of the pesticide.
• 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.
• 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" means 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" means 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 49.17.040, 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 eighteen 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 seventy-two 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 that person or 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 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 shall 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 thirty 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 49.17.040, 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 twenty-four 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 of ten or more gallons of water.
(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 twenty-four 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 thirty 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 fifteen 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 fifteen 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 fifteen 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 49.17.040, 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 shall 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 49.17.040, 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.]



(Effective February 3, 2020)

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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.]



(Effective February 3, 2020)

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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 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 each worker has been trained in accordance with this section within the last twelve months, except as provided in subsection (2) of this section.
Note:
In addition to the training required by this section, the agricultural employer shall 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 one hundred eighty-one 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 to your 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 eighteen 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 a pesticide safety train-the-trainer program approved by the Washington state department of agriculture in accordance with chapters 15.58 and 17.21 RCW; 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 49.17.040, 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.]



(Effective February 3, 2020)

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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
 
 
 
(iv) Spray using a spray quality (droplet spectrum) of smaller than medium (volume median diameter of less than 294 microns).
 
 
 
(c) Not as in (a) or (b) above, the pesticide product label requires a respirator during application.
Entire enclosed space.
The ventilation criteria of subsection (2)(c) of this section are met.
Treated area.
(d) Not as in (a), (b), or (c), above and:
Treated area plus 25 feet in all directions of the treated area, but not outside the enclosed space.
Application is complete.
Treated area.
(i) From a height of greater than 12 inches from the planting medium; or
 
 
(ii) As a spray using a spray quality (droplet spectrum) of medium or larger (volume median diameter of 294 microns or greater).
 
 
 
(e) Otherwise.
Treated area.
Follow any applicable label restrictions for reentry.
Otherwise no AEZ.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-10915, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Worker entry restrictions after pesticide applications40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.407.

(1) After the application of any pesticide to an area of outdoor production, the agricultural employer must not allow or direct any worker to enter or to remain in the treated area before the restricted-entry interval specified on the pesticide product labeling has expired and all treated area warning signs have been removed or covered, except for early entry activities permitted in WAC 296-307-11410.
(2) After the application of any pesticide to an area of enclosed space production, the agricultural employer must not allow or direct any worker to enter or to remain in the areas specified in column 4 of the table in WAC 296-307-10915 (2)(d), before the restricted-entry interval specified on the pesticide product labeling has expired and all treated area warning signs have been removed or covered, except for early entry activities permitted in WAC 296-307-11410.
(3) When two or more pesticides are applied to a treated area at the same time, the applicable restricted-entry interval is the longest of all applicable restricted-entry intervals.
(4) When two or more pesticides are applied to a treated area at the same time, the employer must provide and ensure employees, workers and handlers wear the applicable PPE to protect against all of the pesticides as a mixture and combined product.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-10920, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Oral and posted notification of worker entry restrictions40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.409.

(1) General requirement. The agricultural employer must notify workers of all entry restrictions required in WAC 296-307-10915 and 296-307-10920 in accordance with this section.
(a) Type of notification required:
(i) Double notification. If the pesticide product labeling has a statement requiring both the posting of treated areas and oral notification to workers, the agricultural employer must post signs in accordance with subsection (2) of this section and must also provide oral notification of the application to workers in accordance with subsection (3) of this section.
(ii) Outdoor production areas subject to restricted-entry intervals greater than forty-eight hours. If a pesticide with product labeling that requires a restricted-entry interval greater than forty-eight hours is applied to an outdoor production area, the agricultural employer must notify workers of the application by posting warning signs in accordance with subsection (2) of this section.
(iii) Outdoor production areas subject to restricted-entry intervals equal to or less than forty-eight hours. If a pesticide with product labeling that requires a restricted-entry interval equal to or less than forty-eight hours is applied to an outdoor production area, the agricultural employer must notify workers of the application either by posting warning signs in accordance with subsection (2) of this section or by providing workers with an oral warning in accordance with subsection (3) of this section.
(iv) Enclosed space production areas subject to restricted-entry intervals greater than four hours. If a pesticide with product labeling that requires a restricted-entry interval greater than four hours is applied to an enclosed space production area, the agricultural employer must notify workers of the application by posting warning signs in accordance with subsection (2) of this section.
(v) Enclosed space production areas subject to restricted-entry intervals equal to or less than four hours. If a pesticide with product labeling that requires a restricted-entry interval equal to or less than four hours is applied to an enclosed space production area, the agricultural employer must notify workers of the application either by posting warning signs in accordance with subsection (2) of this section or by providing workers with an oral warning in accordance with subsection (3) of this section.
(b) Exceptions. Notification does not need to be given to a worker if the agricultural employer can ensure that one of the following is met:
(i) From the start of the application in an enclosed space production area until the end of any restricted-entry interval, the worker will not enter any part of the entire enclosed structure or space.
(ii) From the start of the application to an outdoor production area until the end of any restricted-entry interval, the worker will not enter, work in, remain in, or pass on foot through the treated area or any area within one-quarter mile of the treated area on the agricultural establishment.
(iii) The worker was involved in the application of the pesticide as a handler, and is aware of all information required in subsection (3)(a) of this section.
(2) Requirements for posted warning signs. If notification by posted warning signs is required pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, the agricultural employer must, unless otherwise prescribed by the label, ensure that all warning signs meet the requirements of this subsection. When several contiguous areas are to be treated with pesticides on a rotating or sequential basis, the entire area may be posted. Worker entry is prohibited for the entire area while the signs are posted, except for entry permitted in WAC 296-307-11410.
(a) General. The warning signs must meet all of the following requirements:
(i) Be one of the three sizes specified in (c) of this subsection and comply with the posting placement and spacing requirements applicable to that sign size.
(ii) Be posted prior to but no earlier than twenty-four hours before the scheduled application of the pesticide.
(iii) Remain posted throughout the application and any restricted-entry interval.
(iv) Be removed or covered within three days after the end of the application or any restricted-entry interval, whichever is later.
(v) Remain visible and legible during the time they are required to be posted.
(b) Content.
(i) The warning sign must have a white background. The words "DANGER" and "PELIGRO," plus "PESTICIDES" and "PESTICIDAS," must be at the top of the sign, and the words "KEEP OUT" and "NO ENTRE" must be at the bottom of the sign. Letters for all words must be clearly legible. A circle containing an upraised hand on the left and a stern face on the right must be near the center of the sign. The inside of the circle must be red, except that the hand and a large portion of the face must be in white. The length of the hand must be at least twice the height of the smallest letters. The length of the face must be only slightly smaller than the hand. Additional information such as the name of the pesticide and the date of application may appear on the warning sign if it does not detract from the size and appearance of the sign or change the meaning of the required information. An example of a warning sign meeting these requirements, other than the size and color requirements, follows:
(ii) The agricultural employer may replace the Spanish language portion of the warning sign with equivalent terms in an alternative non-English language if that alternative language is the language read by the largest group of workers at that agricultural establishment who do not read English. The alternative language sign must be in the same format as the original sign and conform to all other requirements of (b)(i) of this subsection.
(c) Size and posting.
(i) The standard sign must be at least fourteen inches by sixteen inches with letters at least one inch in height.
(ii) When posting an outdoor production area using the standard sign, the signs must be visible from all reasonably expected points of worker entry to the treated area, including at least each access road, each border with any worker housing area within one hundred feet of the treated area and each footpath and other walking route that enters the treated area. Where there are no reasonably expected points of worker entry, signs must be posted in the corners of the treated area or in any other location affording maximum visibility.
(iii) When posting an enclosed space production area using the standard sign and the entire structure or space is subject to the labeling-specified restricted-entry interval and the postapplication entry restrictions specified in WAC 296-307-10920, the signs must be posted so they are visible from all reasonably expected points of worker entry to the structure or space. When posting treated areas in enclosed space production using the standard sign and the treated area only comprises a subsection of the structure or space, the signs must be posted so they are visible from all reasonably expected points of worker entry to the treated area including each aisle or other walking route that enters the treated area. Where there are no reasonably expected points of worker entry to the treated area, signs must be posted in the corners of the treated area or in any other location affording maximum visibility.
(iv) If a smaller warning sign is used with "DANGER" and "PELIGRO" in letters at least seven-eighths inch in height and the remaining letters at least one-half inch in height and a red circle at least three inches in diameter containing an upraised hand and a stern face, the signs must be posted no farther than fifty feet apart around the perimeter of the treated area in addition to the locations specified in (c)(ii) or (iii) of this subsection.
(v) If a smaller sign is used with "DANGER" and "PELIGRO" in letters at least seven-sixteenths inch in height and the remaining letters at least one-quarter inch in height and a red circle at least one and one-half inches in diameter containing an upraised hand and a stern face, the signs must be posted no farther than twenty-five feet apart around the perimeter of the treated area in addition to the locations specified in (c)(ii) or (iii) of this subsection.
(vi) A sign with "DANGER" and "PELIGRO" in letters less than seven-sixteenths inch in height or with any words in letters less than one-quarter inch in height or a red circle smaller than one and one-half inches in diameter containing an upraised hand and a stern face will not satisfy the requirements of this chapter part.
(3) Oral warnings - Requirement. If oral notification is required pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, the agricultural employer must provide oral warnings to workers in a manner that the workers can understand. If a worker will be on the establishment when an application begins, the warning must be given before the application begins. If a worker arrives on the establishment while an application is taking place or a restricted-entry interval for a pesticide application is in effect, the warning must be given at the beginning of the worker's work period. The warning must include all of the following:
(a) The location(s) and description of any treated area(s) subject to the entry restrictions during and after application specified in WAC 296-307-10915 and 296-307-10920.
(b) The dates and times during which entry is restricted in any treated area(s) subject to the entry restrictions during and after application specified in WAC 296-307-10915 and 296-307-10920.
(c) Instructions not to enter the treated area or an application exclusion zone during application, and that entry to the treated area is not allowed until 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.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-10925, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



(Effective February 3, 2020)

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Decontamination supplies for workers40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.411.

(1) Requirement. The agricultural employer must provide decontamination supplies for routine washing and emergency decontamination in accordance with this section for any worker on an agricultural establishment who is performing an activity in an area where a pesticide was applied and who contacts anything that has been treated with the pesticide including, but not limited to, soil, water, and plants.
(2) Materials and quantities. The decontamination supplies required in subsection (1) of this section must provide adequate water at a minimum to include at least one gallon of water per worker at the beginning of each worker's work period for routine washing and emergency decontamination, soap, and single-use towels. The supplies must meet all of the following requirements:
(a) Water. At all times when this part requires agricultural employers to make water available to workers, the agricultural employer must ensure that it is of a quality and temperature that will not cause illness or injury when it contacts the skin or eyes or if it is swallowed. If a water source is used for mixing pesticides, it must not be used for decontamination, unless equipped with properly functioning valves or other mechanisms that prevent contamination of the water with pesticides, such as anti-backflow siphons, one-way or check valves, or an air gap sufficient to prevent contamination.
(b) Soap and single-use towels. The agricultural employer must provide soap and single-use towels for drying in quantities sufficient to meet the workers' reasonable needs. Hand sanitizing gels and liquids or wet towelettes do not meet the requirement for soap. Wet towelettes do not meet the requirement for single-use towels.
(3) Timing.
(a) If any pesticide with a restricted-entry interval greater than four hours was applied, the decontamination supplies must be provided from the time workers first enter the treated area until at least thirty days after the restricted-entry interval expires.
(b) If the only pesticides applied in the treated area are products with restricted-entry intervals of four hours or less, the decontamination supplies must be provided from the time workers first enter the treated area until at least seven days after the restricted-entry interval expires.
(4) Location. The decontamination supplies must be located together outside any treated area or area subject to a restricted-entry interval, and must be reasonably accessible to the workers. The decontamination supplies must not be more than one-quarter mile from where workers are working, except that where workers are working more than one-quarter mile from the nearest place of vehicular access or more than one-quarter mile from any nontreated area, the decontamination supplies may be at the nearest place of vehicular access outside any treated area or area subject to a restricted-entry interval.
(5) Decontamination after early entry activities. At the end of any exposure period for workers engaged in early entry activities permitted by WAC 296-307-11415 and involving contact with anything that has been treated with the pesticide to which the restricted-entry interval applies including, but not limited to, soil, water, air, or surfaces of plants, the agricultural employer shall provide, at the site where the workers remove personal protective equipment, soap, clean towels, and an adequate amount of water so that the workers may wash thoroughly. At least ten gallons of water for one employee and twenty gallons of water for two or more employees shall be provided at early entry sites that do not have running water.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-10930, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



(Effective until February 3, 2020)

PDF296-307-110

Scope and purpose—Worker protection standards—40 C.F.R., § 170.1.

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 farms or in nurseries, greenhouses, and forests and also to reduce the accidental exposure of workers and other persons to such pesticides. It requires workplace practices designed to reduce or eliminate exposure to pesticides and establishes procedures for responding to exposure-related emergencies.
[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.]



(Effective until February 3, 2020)

PDF296-307-11005

Definitions—Worker protection standards—40 C.F.R., § 170.3.

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, shall have the following meanings:
"Agricultural emergency" means a sudden occurrence or set of circumstances which the agricultural employer could not have anticipated and over which the agricultural employer has no control, and which requires entry into a pesticide treated area during a restricted-entry interval, when no alternative practices would prevent or mitigate a substantial economic loss.
"Agricultural employer" means any person who hires or contracts for the services of workers, for any type of compensation, to perform activities related to the production of agricultural plants, or any person who is an owner of or is responsible for the management or condition of an agricultural establishment that uses such workers.
Note:
This definition does not conflict with the definition of employer in WAC 296-307-012.
"Agricultural establishment" means any farm, forest, nursery, or greenhouse.
"Agricultural plant" means any plant grown or maintained for commercial or research purposes and includes, but is not limited to, food, feed, and fiber plants; trees; turfgrass; flowers, shrubs; ornamentals; and seedlings.
"Animal premise" means the actual structure used to house, cage or confine animals such as: Barns, poultry houses, mink sheds, corrals, or structures used for shelter.
"Chemigation" means the application of pesticides through irrigation systems.
"Commercial pesticide handling establishment" means any establishment, other than an agricultural establishment, that:
• Employs any person, including a self-employed person, to apply on an agricultural establishment, pesticides used in the production of agricultural plants.
• Employs any person, including a self-employed person, to perform on an agricultural establishment, tasks as a crop advisor.
"Crop advisor" means any person who is assessing pest numbers or 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.
"Early entry" means 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.
"Farm" means any operation, other than a nursery or forest, engaged in the outdoor production of agricultural plants.
"Forest" means any operation engaged in the outdoor production of any agricultural plant to produce wood fiber or timber products.
"Fumigant" means any pesticide product that is a vapor or gas, or forms a vapor or gas on application, and whose method of pesticidal action is through the gaseous state.
"Greenhouse" means any operation engaged in the production of agricultural plants inside any structure or space that is enclosed with nonporous covering and that is of sufficient size to permit worker entry. This term includes, but is not limited to, polyhouses, mushroom houses, rhubarb houses, and similar structures. It does not include such structures as malls, atriums, conservatories, arboretums, or office buildings where agricultural plants are present primarily for aesthetic or climatic modification.
"Hand labor" means 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) 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 operating, moving, or repairing irrigation or watering equipment or performing the tasks of crop advisors.
"Handler" means any person, including a self-employed person:
• Who is employed for any type of compensation by an agricultural establishment or commercial pesticide handling establishment to which WAC 296-307-130 applies and who is:
■ Mixing, loading, transferring, or applying pesticides.
■ Disposing of pesticides or pesticide containers.
■ Handling opened containers of pesticides.
■ Acting as a flagger.
■ Cleaning, adjusting, handling, or repairing the parts of mixing, loading, or application equipment that may contain pesticide residues.
■ Assisting with the application of pesticides.
■ Entering a greenhouse or other enclosed area after the application and before the inhalation exposure level listed in the labeling has been reached or one of the ventilation criteria established by WAC 296-307-12015 (3)(c) or in the labeling has been met:
To operate ventilation equipment.
To adjust or remove coverings used in fumigation.
To monitor air levels.
■ Entering a treated area outdoors after application of any soil fumigant to adjust or remove soil coverings such as tarpaulins.
■ Performing tasks as a crop advisor:
During any pesticide application.
Before the inhalation exposure level listed in the labeling has been reached or one of the ventilation criteria established by WAC 296-307-12015 (3)(c) or in the labeling has been met.
During any restricted-entry interval.
• The term does not include any person who is only handling pesticide containers that have been emptied or cleaned according to pesticide product labeling instructions or, in the absence of such instructions, have been subjected to triple-rinsing or its equivalent.
"Handler employer" means any person who is self-employed as a handler or who employs any handler, for any type of compensation.
"Immediate family" includes only spouse, children, stepchildren, foster children, parents, stepparents, foster parents, brothers, and sisters.
"Nursery" means any operation engaged in the outdoor production of any agricultural plant to produce cut flowers and ferns or plants that will be used in their entirety in another location. Such plants include, but are not limited to, flowering and foliage plants or trees; tree seedlings; live Christmas trees; vegetable, fruit, and ornamental transplants; and turfgrass produced for sod.
"Owner" means any person who has a present possessory interest (fee, leasehold, rental, or other) in an agricultural establishment covered by this chapter. 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 part.
"Restricted-entry interval" means the time after the end of a pesticide application during which entry into the treated area is restricted.
"Substantial economic loss" means a loss in profitability greater than that which would be expected based on the experience and fluctuations of crop yields in previous years. Only losses caused by the agricultural emergency specific to the affected site and geographic area are considered. The contribution of mismanagement cannot be considered in determining the loss.
"Treated area" means any area to which a pesticide is being directed or has been directed.
"Worker" means any person, including a self-employed person, who is employed for any type of compensation and who is performing activities relating to the production of agricultural plants on an agricultural establishment to which WAC 296-307-120 applies. While persons employed by a commercial pesticide handling establishment are performing tasks as crop advisors, they are not workers covered by the requirements of WAC 296-307-120.
[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.]



(Effective until February 3, 2020)

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General duties and prohibited actions—Worker protection standards—40 C.F.R., § 170.7.

(1) General duties. The agricultural employer or the handler employer, as appropriate, shall:
(a) Assure that each worker subject to WAC 296-307-120 or each handler subject to WAC 296-307-130 receives the protections required by this part.
(b) Assure that any pesticide to which WAC 296-307-130 applies is used in a manner consistent with the labeling of the pesticide, including the requirements of this part.
(c) Provide, to each person who supervises any worker or handler, information and directions sufficient to assure that each worker or handler receives the protections required by this part. Such information and directions shall specify which persons are responsible for actions required to comply with this part.
(d) Require each person who supervises any worker or handler to assure compliance by the worker or handler with the provisions of this part and to assure that the worker or handler receives the protections required by this part.
(2) Prohibited actions. The agricultural employer or the handler employer shall not take any retaliatory action for attempts to comply with this part or any action having the effect of preventing or discouraging any worker or handler from complying or attempting to comply with any requirement of this part.
[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.]



(Effective until February 3, 2020)

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Violations of this part—Worker protection standards—40 C.F.R., § 170.9.

(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 labeling. For purposes of this chapter, the term "use" is interpreted to include:
(a) Preapplication activities, including, but not limited to:
(i) Arranging for the application of the pesticide;
(ii) Mixing and loading the pesticide; and
(iii) Making necessary preparations for the application of the pesticide, including responsibilities related to worker notification, training of handlers, decontamination, use and care of personal protective equipment, emergency information, 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) Post-application activities necessary to reduce the risks of illness and injury resulting from handlers' and workers' occupational exposures to pesticide residues during the restricted-entry interval plus thirty days. These activities include, but are not limited to, responsibilities related to worker training, notification, and decontamination.
(d) Other pesticide-related activities, including, but not limited to, providing emergency assistance, transporting or storing pesticides that have been opened, and disposing of excess pesticides, spray mix, equipment wash waters, pesticide containers, and other pesticide-containing materials.
(2) A person who has a duty under this chapter, as referenced on the pesticide product label, and who fails to perform that duty, violates RCW 15.58.330 and 17.21.315, 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.
(4) The requirements of this chapter, including the decontamination requirements, shall not, for the purposes of section 653 (b)(1) of Title 29 of the U.S. Code, be deemed to be the exercise of statutory authority to prescribe or enforce standards or regulations affecting the general sanitary hazards addressed by Field Sanitation, WAC 296-307-095, or other agricultural, nonpesticide hazards.
[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.]



(Effective February 3, 2020)

PDF296-307-112

Requirements for protection of agricultural pesticide handlers.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-112, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



(Effective February 3, 2020)

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Training requirements for handlers40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.501.

(1) General requirement. Before any handler performs any handler activity involving a pesticide product, the handler employer must ensure that the handler has been trained in accordance with this section within the last twelve months, except as provided in subsection (2) of this section.
Note:
In addition to the training required by this section, the agricultural employer shall 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 handlers need not be trained under this section:
(a) A handler who is currently certified as an applicator of restricted use pesticides under chapter 17.21 RCW.
(b) A handler 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 set out in subsection (3)(b) or (c) of this section as applicable depending on the date of training.
(3) Training programs.
(a) Pesticide safety training must be presented to handlers 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 handlers can understand, such as through a translator. The training must be conducted by a person who meets the handler trainer requirements of (d) of this subsection, and who must be present during the entire training program and must respond to handlers' questions.
(b) The pesticide safety training materials must include, at a minimum, all of the following topics:
(i) Format and meaning of information contained on pesticide labels and in labeling, including safety information such as precautionary statements about human health hazards.
(ii) Hazards of pesticides resulting from toxicity and exposure, including acute and chronic effects, delayed effects, and sensitization.
(iii) Routes by 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.
(viii) Need for and appropriate use of personal protective equipment.
(ix) Prevention, recognition, and first-aid treatment of heat-related illness.
(x) Safety requirements for handling, transporting, storing, and disposing of pesticides, including general procedures for spill cleanup.
(xi) Environmental concerns such as drift, runoff, and wildlife hazards.
(xii) Warnings about taking pesticides or pesticide containers home.
(xiii) Requirements of this section that must be followed by handler employers for the protection of handlers and other persons, including the prohibition against applying pesticides in a manner that will cause contact with workers or other persons, the requirement to use personal protective equipment, the provisions for training and decontamination, 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 one hundred eighty 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 (xiv) of this subsection instead of the points listed in (b)(i) through (xiii) of this subsection.
(i) All the topics required in WAC 296-307-10905 (3)(c).
(ii) Information on proper application and use of pesticides.
(iii) Handlers must follow the portions of the labeling applicable to the safe use of the pesticide.
(iv) Format and meaning of information contained on pesticide labels and in labeling applicable to the safe use of the pesticide.
(v) Need for and appropriate use and removal of all personal protective equipment.
(vi) How to recognize, prevent, and provide first-aid treatment for heat-related illness.
(vii) Safety requirements for handling, transporting, storing, and disposing of pesticides, including general procedures for spill cleanup.
(viii) Environmental concerns, such as drift, runoff, and wildlife hazards.
(ix) Handlers must not apply pesticides in a manner that results in contact with workers or other persons.
(x) The responsibility of handler employers to provide handlers with information and protections designed to reduce work-related pesticide exposures and illnesses. This includes providing, cleaning, maintaining, storing, and ensuring proper use of all required personal protective equipment; providing decontamination supplies; and providing specific information about pesticide use and labeling information.
(xi) Handlers must suspend a pesticide application if workers or other persons are in the application exclusion zone.
(xii) Handlers must be at least eighteen years old.
(xiii) The responsibility of handler employers to ensure handlers have received respirator fit-testing, training and medical evaluation if they are required to wear a respirator by the product labeling.
(xiv) The responsibility of agricultural employers to post treated areas as required by this part.
(d) The person who conducts the training must have one of the following qualifications:
(i) Be currently designated as a trainer of certified applicators or pesticide handlers by the Washington state department of agriculture under chapter 15.58 or 17.21 RCW; or
(ii) Have completed a pesticide safety train-the-trainer program approved by a state, federal, or tribal agency having jurisdiction.
(iii) Be currently certified as an applicator of restricted use pesticides under chapter 17.21 RCW.
(4) Recordkeeping.
(a) Handler employers must maintain records of training for handlers employed by their establishment for two years after the date of the training. The records must be maintained on the establishment and must include all of the following information:
(i) The trained handler'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 handler employer's name.
(b) The handler employer must, upon request by a handler trained on the establishment, provide to the handler a copy of the record of the training that contains the information required under (a) of this subsection.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-11205, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Knowledge of labeling, application-specific, and establishment-specific information for handlers40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.503.

(1) Knowledge of labeling and application-specific information.
(a) The handler employer must ensure that before any handler performs any handler activity involving a pesticide product, the handler either has read the portions of the labeling applicable to the safe use of the pesticide or has been informed in a manner the handler can understand of all labeling requirements and use directions applicable to the safe use of the pesticide.
(b) The handler employer must ensure that the handler has access to the applicable product labeling at all times during handler activities.
(c) The handler employer must ensure that the handler is aware of requirements for any entry restrictions, application exclusion zones and restricted-entry intervals as described in WAC 296-307-10915 and 296-307-10920 that may apply based on the handler's activity.
(2) Knowledge of establishment-specific information. Before any handler performs any handler activity 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 handler employer must ensure that the handler has been informed, in a manner the handler can understand, all of the following establishment-specific information:
(a) The location of pesticide safety information required in WAC 296-307-10830(1).
(b) The location of pesticide application and hazard information required in WAC 296-307-10830(2).
(c) The location of decontamination supplies required in WAC 296-307-11225.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-11210, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Requirements during applications to protect handlers, workers, and other persons40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.505.

(1) Prohibition from contacting workers and other persons with pesticides during application. The handler employer and the handler must ensure that no pesticide is applied so as to contact, directly or through drift, any worker or other person, other than an appropriately trained and equipped handler involved in the application.
(2) Suspending applications. The handler performing the application must immediately suspend a pesticide application if any worker or other person, other than an appropriately trained and equipped handler involved in the application, is in the application exclusion zone described in WAC 296-307-10915 (1)(a) or the area specified in column 2 of the table in WAC 296-307-10915 (2)(d).
(3) Handlers using highly toxic pesticides. The handler employer must ensure that any handler who is performing any handler activity with a pesticide product that has the skull-and-crossbones symbol on the front panel of the pesticide product label is monitored visually or by voice communication at least every two hours.
(4) Fumigant applications in enclosed space production. The handler employer must ensure all of the following:
(a) Any handler in an enclosed space production area during a fumigant application maintains continuous visual or voice contact with another handler stationed immediately outside of the enclosed space.
(b) The handler stationed outside the enclosed space has immediate access to and uses the personal protective equipment required by the fumigant labeling for applicators in the event that entry becomes necessary for rescue.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-11215, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Personal protective equipment40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.507.

(1) Handler responsibilities. Any person who performs handler activities involving a pesticide product must use the clothing and personal protective equipment specified on the pesticide product labeling for use of the product, except as provided in WAC 296-307-11420.
(2) Employer responsibilities for providing personal protective equipment. The handler employer must provide to the handler the personal protective equipment required by the pesticide product labeling in accordance with this section. The handler employer must ensure that the personal protective equipment fits, is clean and in proper operating condition. When two or more pesticides are applied to a treated area at the same time, the employer must ensure employees, workers and handlers wear the applicable PPE that would protect against all of the pesticides as a mixture and combined product. For the purposes of this section, long-sleeved shirts, short-sleeved shirts, long pants, short pants, shoes, and socks are not considered personal protective equipment, although such work clothing must be worn if required by the pesticide product labeling.
(a) If the pesticide product labeling requires that "chemical-resistant" personal protective equipment be worn, it must be made of material that allows no measurable movement of the pesticide being used through the material during use.
(b) If the pesticide product labeling requires that "waterproof" personal protective equipment be worn, it must be made of material that allows no measurable movement of water or aqueous solutions through the material during use.
(c) If the pesticide product labeling requires that a "chemical-resistant suit" be worn, it must be a loose-fitting, one- or two-piece chemical-resistant garment that covers, at a minimum, the entire body except head, hands, and feet.
(d) If the pesticide product labeling requires that "coveralls" be worn, they must be loose-fitting, one- or two-piece garments that cover, at a minimum, the entire body except head, hands, and feet.
(e) Gloves must be the type specified on the pesticide product labeling.
(i) Gloves made of leather, cotton, or other absorbent materials may not be worn while performing handler activities unless gloves made of these materials are listed as acceptable for such use on the pesticide product labeling.
(ii) Separable glove liners may be worn beneath chemical-resistant gloves, unless the pesticide product labeling specifically prohibits their use. Separable glove liners are defined as separate glove-like hand coverings, made of lightweight material, with or without fingers. Work gloves made from lightweight cotton or poly-type material are considered to be glove liners if worn beneath chemical-resistant gloves. Separable glove liners may not extend outside the chemical-resistant gloves under which they are worn. Chemical-resistant gloves with nonseparable absorbent lining materials are prohibited.
(iii) If used, separable glove liners must be discarded immediately after a total of no more than ten hours of use or within twenty-four hours of when first put on, whichever comes first. The liners must be replaced immediately if directly contacted by pesticide. Used glove liners must not be reused. Contaminated liners must be disposed of in accordance with any federal, state, or local regulations.
(f) If the pesticide product labeling requires that "chemical-resistant footwear" be worn, one of the following types of footwear must be worn:
(i) Chemical-resistant shoes.
(ii) Chemical-resistant boots.
(iii) Chemical-resistant shoe coverings worn over shoes or boots.
(g) If the pesticide product labeling requires that "protective eyewear" be worn, one of the following types of eyewear must be worn:
(i) Goggles.
(ii) Face shield.
(iii) Safety glasses with front, brow, and temple protection.
(iv) Full-face respirator.
(h) If the pesticide product labeling requires that a "chemical-resistant apron" be worn, a chemical-resistant apron that covers the front of the body from mid-chest to the knees must be worn.
(i) If the pesticide product labeling requires that "chemical-resistant headgear" be worn, it must be either a chemical-resistant hood or a chemical-resistant hat with a wide brim.
Table 3
Chemical Resistance Category Selection Chart for Gloves
(For use when selecting glove types to be listed in the PPE section on pesticide label. Only select glove(s) that indicate a high level of chemical resistance.)
Note:
This table below provides examples of categories of chemical resistant materials that can be used to protect against different kinds of pesticides.
Solvent Category (see Table 4)
Barrier Laminate
Butyl Rubber
≥ 14 mils
Nitrile Rubber
≥ 14 mils
Neoprene Rubber
≥ 14 mils
Natural Rubber*
≥ 14 mils
Poly-ethylene
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
≥ 14 mils
Viton
≥ 14 mils
A (dry and water-based formulations)
high
high
high
high
high
high
high
high
B
high
high
slight
slight
none
slight
slight
slight
C
high
high
high
high
moderate
moderate
high
high
D
high
high
moderate
moderate
none
none
none
slight
E
high
slight
high
high
slight
none
moderate
high
F
high
high
high
moderate
slight
none
slight
high
G
high
slight
slight
slight
none
none
none
high
H
high
slight
slight
slight
none
none
none
high
* Includes natural rubber blends and laminates.
HIGH: Highly chemical-resistant. Clean or replace PPE at end of each day's work period. Rinse off pesticides at rest breaks.
MODERATE: Moderately chemical-resistant. Clean or replace within an hour or two of contact.
SLIGHT: Slightly chemical-resistant. Clean or replace within ten minutes of contact.
NONE: No chemical-resistance.
(j) The respirator specified by the pesticide product labeling must be used. If the label does not specify the type of respirator to be used, it shall meet the requirements of Part Y-5 of this chapter. Whenever a respirator is required by the pesticide product labeling, the handler employer must ensure that the requirements of (j)(i) through (iii) of this subsection are met before the handler performs any handler activity where the respirator is required to be worn. The respiratory protection requirements of Part Y-5 of this chapter shall apply. The handler employer must maintain for two years, on the establishment, records documenting the completion of the requirements of (j)(i) through (iii) of this subsection.
(i) The handler employer shall assure that the respirator fits correctly by using the procedures consistent with Part Y-5 of this chapter.
(ii) Handler employers must provide handlers with training in the use of the respirator specified on the pesticide product labeling in a manner that conforms to the provisions of Part Y-5 of this chapter.
(iii) Handler employers must provide handlers with a medical evaluation by a physician or other licensed health care professional that conforms to the provisions of WAC 296-307-604 to ensure the handler's physical ability to safely wear the respirator specified on the pesticide product labeling.
(3) Use of personal protective equipment.
(a) The handler employer must ensure that personal protective equipment is used correctly for its intended purpose and is used according to the manufacturer's instructions.
(b) The handler employer must ensure that, before each day of use, all personal protective equipment is inspected for leaks, holes, tears, or worn places, and any damaged equipment is repaired or discarded.
(4) Cleaning and maintenance.
(a) The handler employer must ensure that all personal protective equipment is cleaned according to the manufacturer's instructions or pesticide product labeling instructions before each day of reuse. In the absence of any such instructions, it must be washed thoroughly in detergent and hot water.
(b) If any personal protective equipment cannot or will not be cleaned properly, the handler employer must ensure the contaminated personal protective equipment is made unusable as apparel or is made unavailable for further use by employees or third parties. The contaminated personal protective equipment must be disposed of in accordance with any applicable laws or regulations. Coveralls or other absorbent materials that have been drenched or heavily contaminated with a pesticide that has the signal word "DANGER" or "WARNING" on the label must not be reused and must be disposed of as specified in this subsection. Handler employers must ensure that any person who handles contaminated personal protective equipment described in this subsection wears the gloves specified on the pesticide product labeling for mixing and loading the product(s) comprising the contaminant(s) on the equipment. If two or more pesticides are included in the contaminants, the gloves worn must meet the requirements for mixing and loading all of the pesticide products.
(c) The handler employer must ensure that contaminated personal protective equipment is kept separate from noncontaminated personal protective equipment, other clothing or laundry and washed separately from any other clothing or laundry.
(d) The handler employer must ensure that all washed personal protective equipment is dried thoroughly before being stored or reused.
(e) The handler employer must ensure that all clean personal protective equipment is stored separately from personal clothing and apart from pesticide-contaminated areas.
(f) The handler employer must ensure that when filtering facepiece respirators are used, they are replaced when one of the following conditions is met:
(i) When breathing resistance becomes excessive.
(ii) When the filter element has physical damage or tears.
(iii) According to manufacturer's recommendations or pesticide product labeling, whichever is more frequent.
(iv) In the absence of any other instructions or indications of service life, at the end of each day's work period.
(g) The handler employer must ensure that when gas- or vapor-removing respirators are used, the gas- or vapor-removing canisters or cartridges are replaced before further respirator use when one of the following conditions is met:
(i) At the first indication of odor, taste, or irritation.
(ii) When the maximum use time is reached as determined by a change schedule conforming to the provisions of Part Y-5 of this chapter.
(iii) When breathing resistance becomes excessive.
(iv) When required according to manufacturer's recommendations or pesticide product labeling instructions, whichever is more frequent.
(v) In the absence of any other instructions or indications of service life, at the end of each day's work period.
(h) The handler employer must inform any person who cleans or launders personal protective equipment of all the following:
(i) That such equipment may be contaminated with pesticides and there are potentially harmful effects from exposure to pesticides.
(ii) The correct way(s) to clean personal protective equipment and how to protect themselves when handling such equipment.
(iii) Proper decontamination procedures that should be followed after handling contaminated personal protective equipment.
(i) The handler employer must ensure that handlers have a place(s) away from pesticide storage and pesticide use areas where they may do all of the following:
(i) Store personal clothing not worn during handling activities.
(ii) Put on personal protective equipment at the start of any exposure period.
(iii) Remove personal protective equipment at the end of any exposure period.
(j) The handler employer must not allow or direct any handler to wear home or to take home employer-provided personal protective equipment contaminated with pesticides.
(5) Heat-related illness. Where a pesticide's labeling requires the use of personal protective equipment for a handler activity, the handler employer must ensure that no handler is allowed or directed to wear personal protective equipment without implementing measures sufficient to prevent heat-related illness and that each handler is instructed in the prevention, recognition, and first-aid treatment of heat-related illness.
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.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-11220, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Decontamination and eye flushing supplies for handlers40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.509.

(1) Requirement. The handler employer must provide decontamination and eye flushing supplies in accordance with this section for any handler that is performing any handler activity or removing personal protective equipment at the place for changing required in WAC 296-307-11220 (4)(i).
(2) General conditions. The decontamination supplies required in subsection (1) of this section must include: At the site where handlers remove personal protective equipment, soap, clean towels, and a sufficient amount of water so that the handlers may wash thoroughly. At least ten gallons of water for one employee and twenty gallons of water for two or more employees shall be provided at mixing and loading sites that do not have running water. The decontamination and eye flushing supplies required in subsection (1) of this section must meet all of the following requirements:
(a) Water. At all times when this section requires handler employers to make water available to handlers for routine washing, emergency decontamination or eye flushing, the handler employer must ensure that it is of a quality and temperature that will not cause illness or injury when it contacts the skin or eyes or if it is swallowed. If a water source is used for mixing pesticides, it must not be used for decontamination or eye flushing supplies, unless equipped with properly functioning valves or other mechanisms that prevent contamination of the water with pesticides, such as anti-backflow siphons, one-way or check valves, or an air gap sufficient to prevent contamination.
(b) Soap and single-use towels. The handler employer must provide soap and single-use towels for drying in quantities sufficient to meet the handlers' needs. Hand sanitizing gels and liquids or wet towelettes do not meet the requirement for soap. Wet towelettes do not meet the requirement for single-use towels.
(c) Clean change of clothing. The handler employer must provide one clean change of clothing, such as coveralls, for use in an emergency.
(3) Location. The decontamination supplies must be located together outside any treated area or area subject to a restricted-entry interval, and must be reasonably accessible to each handler during the handler activity. The decontamination supplies must not be more than one-quarter mile from the handler, except that where the handler activity is more than one-quarter mile from the nearest place of vehicular access or more than one-quarter mile from any nontreated area, the decontamination supplies may be at the nearest place of vehicular access outside any treated area or area subject to a restricted-entry interval.
(a) Mixing sites. Decontamination supplies must be provided at any mixing site.
(b) Exception for pilots. Decontamination supplies for a pilot who is applying pesticides aerially must be in the aircraft or at the aircraft loading site.
(c) Exception for treated areas. The decontamination supplies must be outside any treated area or area subject to a restricted-entry interval, unless the soap, single-use towels, water and clean change of clothing are protected from pesticide contamination in closed containers.
(4) Emergency eye-flushing.
(a) Whenever a handler is mixing or loading a pesticide product whose labeling requires protective eyewear for handlers, or is mixing or loading any pesticide using a closed system operating under pressure, the handler employer must provide at each mixing and loading station and handler decontamination sites, immediately available to the handler, at least one plumbed or portable eye wash system that is capable of delivering gently running water at a rate of at least 0.4 gallons (l.5 liters) per minute for at least fifteen minutes, at least six gallons of water. A plumbed or portable system meeting the above requirements shall be provided at all permanent mixing and loading sites.
(b) Whenever a handler is applying a pesticide product whose labeling requires protective eyewear for handlers, the handler employer must provide at least one pint of water per handler in portable containers that are immediately available to each handler.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-11225, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Exemptions, exceptions and equivalency.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-114, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Exemptions40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.601.

(1) Exemption for owners of agricultural establishments and their immediate families.
(a) On any agricultural establishment where a majority of the establishment is owned by one or more members of the same immediate family, the owner(s) of the establishment are not required to provide the protections of the following sections to themselves or members of their immediate family when they are performing handling activities or tasks related to the production of agricultural plants that would otherwise be covered by this part on their own agricultural establishment.
(i) WAC 296-307-10825 (6) through (10).
(ii) WAC 296-307-10830.
(iii) WAC 296-307-10905.
(iv) WAC 296-307-10910.
(v) WAC 296-307-10925.
(vii) WAC 296-307-11205.
(viii) WAC 296-307-11210.
(ix) WAC 296-307-11215 (2) and (3) or 296-307-11220(4).
(x) WAC 296-307-11220 (3) through (5).
(xi) WAC 296-307-11415 (1) through (3) and (5) through (10).
(b) The owners of agricultural establishments must provide all of the applicable protections required by this part for any employees or other persons on the establishment that are not members of their immediate family.
(2) Exemption for certified crop advisors. Certified crop advisors may make their own determination for the appropriate personal protective equipment for entry into a treated area during a restricted-entry interval and substitute their self-determined set of personal protective equipment for the labeling-required personal protective equipment, and the requirements of WAC 296-307-10825 (5) and (6), 296-307-10835(11), 296-307-11225(1), 296-307-11210, and 296-307-11225 do not apply to certified crop advisors provided the application is complete and all of the following conditions are met:
(a) The crop advisor is certified or licensed as a crop advisor by the Washington state department of agriculture.
(b) The certification or licensing program requires pesticide safety training that includes all the information in WAC 296-307-11205 (3)(b) or (c) as applicable depending on the date of training.
(c) The crop advisor who enters a treated area during a restricted-entry interval only performs crop advising tasks while in the treated area.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-11405, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Exceptions for entry by workers during restricted-entry intervals40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.603.

An agricultural employer may direct workers to enter treated areas where a restricted-entry interval is in effect to perform certain activities as provided in this section, provided that the agricultural employer ensures all of the applicable conditions of this section and WAC 296-307-11415 are met.
(1) Exception for activities with no contact. A worker may enter a treated area during a restricted-entry interval if the agricultural employer ensures that all of the following conditions are met:
(a) The worker will have no contact with anything that has been treated with the pesticide to which the restricted-entry interval applies including, but not limited to, soil, water, air, or surfaces of plants. This exception does not allow workers to perform any activities that involve contact with treated surfaces even if workers are wearing personal protective equipment.
(b) No such entry is allowed until any inhalation exposure level listed in the pesticide product labeling has been reached or any ventilation criteria required in WAC 296-307-10915 (2)(c) or the pesticide product labeling have 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.
(2) Exception for short-term activities. A worker may enter a treated area during a restricted-entry interval for short-term activities, if the agricultural employer ensures that all of the following requirements are met:
(a) No hand labor activity is performed.
(b) The time in treated areas where a restricted-entry interval is in effect does not exceed one hour in any twenty-four-hour period for any worker.
(c) No such entry is allowed during the first four hours after the application ends.
(d) No such entry is allowed until any inhalation exposure level listed in the pesticide product labeling has been reached or any ventilation criteria required in WAC 296-307-10915 (2)(c) or the pesticide product labeling have 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.
(3) Exception for an agricultural emergency.
(a) An agricultural emergency means a sudden occurrence or set of circumstances that the agricultural employer could not have anticipated and over which the agricultural employer has no control, that requires entry into a treated area during a restricted-entry interval, and when no alternative practices would prevent or mitigate a substantial economic loss. A substantial economic loss means a loss in profitability greater than that which would be expected based on the experience and fluctuations of crop yields in previous years. Only losses caused by the agricultural emergency specific to the affected site and geographic area are considered. Losses resulting from mismanagement cannot be included when determining whether a loss is substantial.
(b) A worker may enter a treated area where a restricted-entry interval is in effect in an agricultural emergency to perform tasks necessary to mitigate the effects of the agricultural emergency, including hand labor tasks, if the agricultural employer ensures that all the following criteria are met:
(i) The Washington state department of agriculture declares an agricultural emergency that applies to the treated area, or agricultural employer has determined that the circumstances within the treated area are the same as circumstances the Washington state department of agriculture has previously determined would constitute an agricultural emergency.
(ii) The agricultural employer determines that the agricultural establishment is subject to the circumstances that result in an agricultural emergency meeting the criteria of (a) of this subsection.
(iii) If the labeling of any pesticide product applied to the treated area requires workers to be notified of the location of treated areas by both posting and oral notification, then the agricultural employer must ensure that no individual worker spends more than four hours out of any twenty-four-hour period in treated areas where such a restricted-entry interval is in effect.
(iv) No such entry is allowed during the first four hours after the application ends.
(v) No such entry is allowed until any inhalation exposure level listed in the pesticide product labeling has been reached or any ventilation criteria required in WAC 296-307-10915 (2)(c) the pesticide product labeling have 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.
(vi) A decontamination site has been provided in accordance with WISHA regulations.
(4) Exceptions for limited contact and irrigation activities. A worker may enter a treated area during a restricted-entry interval for limited contact or irrigation activities, if the agricultural employer ensures that all of the following requirements are met:
(a) No hand labor activity is performed.
(b) No worker is allowed in the treated area for more than eight hours in a twenty-four-hour period.
(c) No such entry is allowed during the first four hours after the application ends.
(d) No such entry is allowed until any inhalation exposure level listed in the pesticide product labeling has been reached or any ventilation criteria required in WAC 296-307-10915 (2)(c) or the pesticide product labeling have 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.
(e) The task is one that, if not performed before the restricted-entry interval expires, would cause substantial economic loss, and there are no alternative tasks that would prevent substantial loss.
(f) With the exception of irrigation tasks, the need for the task could not have been foreseen.
(g) The worker has no contact with pesticide-treated surfaces other than minimal contact with feet, lower legs, hands, and forearms.
(h) The labeling of the pesticide product that was applied does not require that workers be notified of the location of treated areas by both posting and oral notification.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-11410, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Agricultural employer responsibilities to protect workers entering treated areas during a restricted-entry interval40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.605.

If an agricultural employer directs a worker to perform activities in a treated area where a restricted-entry interval is in effect, all of the following requirements must be met:
(1) The agricultural employer must ensure that the worker is at least eighteen years old.
(2) Prior to early entry, the agricultural employer must provide to each early entry worker the information described in (a) through (h) of this subsection. The information must be provided orally in a manner that the worker can understand.
(a) Location of early entry area where work activities are to be performed.
(b) Pesticide(s) applied.
(c) Dates and times that the restricted-entry interval begins and ends.
(d) Which exception in WAC 296-307-11410 is the basis for the early entry, and a description of tasks that may be performed under the exception.
(e) Whether contact with treated surfaces is permitted under the exception.
(f) Amount of time the worker is allowed to remain in the treated area.
(g) Personal protective equipment required by the pesticide product labeling for early entry.
(h) Location of the pesticide safety information required in WAC 296-307-10830(1) or 296-307-10835(1) and the location of the decontamination supplies required in subsection (8) of this section.
(3) Prior to early entry, the agricultural employer must ensure that each worker either has read the applicable pesticide product labeling or has been informed, in a manner that the worker can understand, of all labeling requirements and statements related to human hazards or precautions, first aid, and user safety.
(4) The agricultural employer must ensure that each worker who enters a treated area during a restricted-entry interval is provided the personal protective equipment specified in the pesticide product labeling for early entry. The agricultural employer must ensure that the worker uses the personal protective equipment as intended according to manufacturer's instructions and follows any other applicable requirements on the pesticide product labeling. Personal protective equipment must conform to the standards in WAC 296-307-11220 (2)(a) through (i).
(5) The agricultural employer must maintain the personal protective equipment in accordance with WAC 296-307-11220 (3) and (4).
(6) The agricultural employer must ensure that no worker is allowed or directed to wear personal protective equipment without implementing measures sufficient to prevent heat-related illness and that each worker is instructed in the prevention, recognition, and first-aid treatment of heat-related illness.
(7)(a) The agricultural employer must instruct each worker on the proper use and removal of the personal protective equipment, and as appropriate, on its cleaning, maintenance and disposal. The agricultural employer must not allow or direct any worker to wear home or to take home employer-provided personal protective equipment contaminated with pesticides.
(b) Each worker is instructed in the prevention, recognition, and first-aid treatment of heat-related illness.
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.
(8) During any early entry activity, the agricultural employer must provide decontamination supplies in accordance with WAC 296-307-11225, except the decontamination supplies must be outside any area being treated with pesticides or subject to a restricted-entry interval, unless the decontamination supplies would otherwise not be reasonably accessible to workers performing early entry tasks.
(9) If the pesticide product labeling of the product applied requires protective eyewear, the agricultural employer must provide at least one pint of water per worker in portable containers for eye flushing that is immediately available to each worker who is performing early entry activities.
(10) At the end of any early entry activities the agricultural employer must provide, at the site where the workers remove personal protective equipment, soap, single-use towels and an adequate amount of water so that the workers may wash thoroughly. At least ten gallons of water for one employee and twenty gallons of water for two or more employees shall be provided at early entry sites that do not have running water.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-11415, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



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Exceptions to personal protective equipment requirements specified on pesticide product labeling40 C.F.R., Sec. 170.607.

(1) Body protection.
(a) A chemical-resistant suit may be substituted for coveralls. If a chemical-resistant suit is substituted for coveralls, any labeling requirement for an additional layer of clothing beneath the coveralls is waived.
(b) A chemical-resistant suit may be substituted for coveralls and a chemical-resistant apron.
(2) Boots. If chemical-resistant footwear with sufficient durability and a tread appropriate for wear in rough terrain is not obtainable, then leather boots may be worn in such terrain.
(3) Gloves. If chemical-resistant gloves with sufficient durability and suppleness are not obtainable, then during activities with plants with sharp thorns, leather gloves may be worn over chemical-resistant glove liners. However, once leather gloves are worn for this use, thereafter they must be worn only with chemical-resistant liners and they must not be worn for any other use.
(4) Closed systems.
(a) When pesticides are being mixed or loaded using a closed system that meets all of the requirements in (b) of this subsection, and the handler employer meets the requirements in (c) of this subsection, the following exceptions to labeling-specified personal protective equipment are permitted:
(i) Handlers using a closed system to mix or load pesticides with a signal word of "DANGER" or "WARNING" may substitute a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, shoes and socks, chemical-resistant apron, protective eyewear, and any protective gloves specified on the labeling for handlers for the labeling-specified personal protective equipment.
(ii) Handlers using a closed system to mix or load pesticides other than those specified in (a)(i) of this subsection may substitute protective eyewear, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and shoes and socks for the labeling-specified personal protective equipment.
(b) The exceptions in (a) of this subsection apply only in the following situations:
(i) Where the closed system removes the pesticide from its original container and transfers the pesticide product through connecting hoses, pipes and couplings that are sufficiently tight to prevent exposure of handlers to the pesticide product, except for the negligible escape associated with normal operation of the system.
(ii) When loading intact, sealed, water soluble packaging into a mixing tank or system. If the integrity of a water soluble packaging is compromised (for example, if the packaging is dissolved, broken, punctured, torn, or in any way allows its contents to escape), it is no longer a closed system and the labeling-specified personal protective equipment must be worn.
(c) The exceptions in (a) of this subsection apply only where the handler employer has satisfied the requirements in WAC 296-307-10835 and all of the following conditions:
(i) Each closed system must have written operating instructions that are clearly legible and include: Operating procedures for use, including the safe removal of a probe; maintenance, cleaning and repair; known restrictions or limitations relating to the system, such as incompatible pesticides, sizes (or types) of containers or closures that cannot be handled by the system; any limits on the ability to measure a pesticide; and special procedures or limitations regarding partially filled containers.
(ii) The written operating instructions for the closed system must be available at the mixing or loading site and must be made available to any handlers who use the system.
(iii) Any handler operating the closed system must be trained in its use and operate the closed system in accordance with its written operating instructions.
(iv) The closed system must be cleaned and maintained as specified in the written operating instructions and as needed to make sure the system functions properly.
(v) All personal protective equipment specified in the pesticide product labeling is immediately available to the handler for use in an emergency.
(vi) Protective eyewear must be worn when using closed systems operating under pressure.
(5) Enclosed cabs.
(a) If handling tasks are performed from inside a cab that has a nonporous barrier which totally surrounds the occupants of the cab and prevents contact with pesticides outside of the cab, exceptions to personal protective equipment specified on the product labeling for that handling activity are permitted as provided in (a) and (b) of this subsection.
(b) Persons occupying an enclosed cab shall have all labeling-specified personal protective equipment immediately available and stored in a chemical-resistant container, such as a plastic bag. They shall wear such personal protective equipment if it is necessary to exit the cab within a treated area during application or when a restricted-entry interval is in effect. Once personal protective equipment is worn in the treated area, it must be removed before reentering the cab to prevent contamination of the cab.
(c) Persons occupying such an enclosed cab may substitute a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, shoes, and socks for the labeling-specified personal protective equipment. If a respiratory protection device is specified on the pesticide product labeling for the handling activity, it must be worn.
(d) Persons occupying an enclosed cab that has a properly functioning ventilation system which is used and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's written operating instructions and which is declared in writing by the manufacturer to provide respiratory protection equivalent to or greater than a dust/mist filtering respirator may substitute a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, shoes, and socks for the labeling-specified personal protective equipment. If a respiratory protection device other than a particulate/dust/mist filtering respirator is specified on the pesticide product labeling, it must be worn.
(6) Aerial applications.
(a) Use of gloves. The wearing of chemical-resistant gloves when entering or leaving an aircraft used to apply pesticides is optional, unless such gloves are required on the pesticide product labeling. If gloves are brought into the cockpit of an aircraft that has been used to apply pesticides, the gloves shall be kept in an enclosed container to prevent contamination of the inside of the cockpit.
(b) Open cockpit. Handlers applying pesticides from an open cockpit aircraft must use the personal protective equipment specified in the pesticide product labeling for use during application, except that chemical-resistant footwear need not be worn. A helmet may be substituted for chemical-resistant headgear. A helmet with a face shield lowered to cover the face may be substituted for protective eyewear.
(c) Enclosed cockpit. Persons occupying an enclosed cockpit may substitute a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, shoes, and socks for labeling-specified personal protective equipment.
(7) Crop advisors.
(a) Provided the conditions in (b) through (d) of this subsection are met, crop advisors and their employees entering treated areas to perform crop advising tasks while a restricted-entry interval is in effect may substitute either of the following sets of personal protective equipment for the personal protective equipment specified on the pesticide labeling for handler activities:
(i) The personal protective equipment specified on the pesticide product labeling for early entry.
(ii) Coveralls, shoes plus socks and chemical-resistant gloves made of any waterproof material, and eye protection if the pesticide product labeling applied requires protective eyewear for handlers.
(b) The application has been complete for at least four hours.
(c) No such entry is allowed until any inhalation exposure level listed in the pesticide product labeling has been reached or any ventilation criteria required in WAC 296-307-10915 (2)(c) or the pesticide product labeling have 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.
(d) The crop advisor or crop advisor employee who enters a treated area during a restricted-entry interval only performs crop advising tasks while in the treated area.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.280 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 19-21-169, § 296-307-11420, filed 10/22/19, effective 2/3/20.]



(Effective until February 3, 2020)

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Applicability of this section—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.102.

Requirement. Except as provided by WAC 296-307-12005 and 296-307-12010, WAC 296-307-120 applies when any pesticide product is used on an agricultural establishment in the production of agricultural plants.
[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.]



(Effective until February 3, 2020)

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Exceptions—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.103.

This section does not apply when any pesticide is applied on an agricultural establishment in the following circumstances:
(1) For mosquito abatement, Mediterranean fruit fly eradication, or similar wide-area public pest control programs sponsored by governmental entities.
(2) On livestock or other animals, or in or about animal premises.
(3) On plants grown for other than commercial or research purposes, which may include plants in habitations, home fruit and vegetable gardens, and home greenhouses.
(4) On plants that are in ornamental gardens, parks, and public or private lawns and grounds that are intended only for aesthetic purposes or climatic modification.
(5) By injection directly into agricultural plants. Direct injection does not include "hack and squirt," "frill and spray," chemigation, soil-incorporation, or soil-injection.
(6) In a manner not directly related to the production of agricultural plants, including, but not limited to, structural pest control, control of vegetation along rights of way and in other noncrop areas, and pasture and rangeland use.
(7) For control of vertebrate pests.
(8) As attractants or repellents in traps.
(9) On the harvested portions of agricultural plants or on harvested timber.
(10) For research uses of unregistered pesticides.
[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.]



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Exemptions—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.104.

The workers listed in this section are exempt from the specified provisions of WAC 296-307-120.
(1) Owners of agricultural establishments.
(a) The owner of an agricultural establishment is not required to provide to himself/herself or members of his/her immediate family who are performing tasks related to the production of agricultural plants on their own agricultural establishment the protections of:
(i) WAC 296-307-12020 (3)(e) through (i);
(ii) WAC 296-307-12020 (3)(e) through (i); as referenced in WAC 296-307-12020 (4)(b)(iii) and (5);
(iii) WAC 296-307-12025;
(iv) WAC 296-307-12030;
(v) WAC 296-307-12040;
(vi) WAC 296-307-12045;
(vii) WAC 296-307-12050;
(viii) WAC 296-307-12055.
(b) The owner of the agricultural establishment must provide the protections listed in (a)(i) through (viii) of this subsection to other workers and other persons who are not members of his/her immediate family.
(2) Crop advisors.
(a) Provided that the conditions of this section are met, a person who is certified or licensed as a crop advisor by a program acknowledged as appropriate in writing by EPA or a state or tribal lead agency for pesticide enforcement, and persons performing crop advising tasks under such qualified crop advisor's direct supervision, are exempt from the provisions of:
(i) WAC 296-307-12050.
(ii) WAC 296-307-12055.
A person is under the direct supervision of a crop advisor when the crop advisor exerts the supervisory controls set out in (b)(iii) and (iv) of this subsection. Direct supervision does not require that the crop advisor be physically present at all times, but the crop advisor must be readily accessible to the employees at all times.
(b) Conditions of exemption.
(i) The certification or licensing program requires pesticide safety training that includes, at least, all the information in WAC 296-307-13025 (3)(d).
(ii) Applies only when performing crop advising tasks in the treated area.
(iii) The crop advisor must make specific determinations regarding the appropriate PPE, appropriate decontamination supplies, and how to conduct the tasks safely. The crop advisor must convey this information to each person under his direct supervision in a language that the person understands.
(iv) Before entering a treated area, the certified or licensed crop advisor must inform, through an established practice of communication, each person under his/her direct supervision of the pesticide product and active ingredient(s) applied, method of application, time of application, the restricted entry interval which tasks to undertake, and how to contact the crop advisor.
[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.]



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Restrictions associated with pesticide applicationsStandards for workers40 C.F.R., § 170.110.

(1) Farms and forests. During the application of any pesticide on a farm or in a forest, the agricultural employer shall not allow or direct any person, other than an appropriately trained and equipped handler, to enter or to remain in the treated area.
(2) Nurseries. In a nursery, during any pesticide application described in column A of Table 1 of this section, the agricultural employer shall not allow or direct any person, other than an appropriately trained and equipped handler, to enter or to remain in the area specified in column B of Table 1 of this section. After the application is completed, until the end of any restricted-entry interval, the entry-restricted area is the treated area.
Table 1.—Entry-Restricted Areas in Nurseries During
Pesticide Applications
A. During Application of a Pesticide:
 
B. Workers are Prohibited in:
(1)(a) Applied:
(i) Aerially, or
(ii) In an upward direction, or
(iii) Using a spray pressure greater than 150 psi, or
 
Treated area plus 100 feet in all directions on the nursery
(b) Applied as a:
(i) Fumigant, or
(ii) Smoke, or
(iii) Mist, or
(iv) Fog, or
(v) Aerosol.
 
 
(2)(a) Applied downward using:
(i) A height of greater than 12 inches from the planting medium, or
(ii) A fine spray, or
(iii) A spray pressure greater than 40 psi and less than 150 psi.
 
Treated area plus 25 feet in all directions on the nursery
(b) Not as in 1 or 2(a) above but for which a respiratory protection device is required for application by the product labeling.
 
 
(3) Applied otherwise.
 
Treated area
(3) Greenhouses.
(a) When a pesticide application described in column A of Table 2 under (d) of this subsection takes place in a greenhouse, the agricultural employer shall not allow or direct any person, other than an appropriately trained and equipped handler, to enter or to remain in the area specified in column B of Table 2 until the time specified in column C of Table 2 has expired.
(b) After the time specified in column C of Table 2 under (d) of this subsection has expired, until the expiration of any restricted-entry interval, the agricultural employer shall not allow or direct any worker to enter or to remain in the treated area as specified in column D of Table 2 under (d) of this subsection, except as provided in WAC 296-307-12020.
(c) When column C of Table 2 under (d) of this subsection specifies that ventilation criteria must be met, ventilation shall continue until the air concentration is measured to be equal to or less than the inhalation exposure level the labeling requires to be achieved. If no inhalation exposure level is listed on the labeling, ventilation shall continue until after:
(i) Ten air exchanges are completed; or
(ii) Two hours of ventilation using fans or other mechanical ventilating systems; or
(iii) Four hours of ventilation using vents, windows or other passive ventilation; or
(iv) Eleven hours with no ventilation followed by one hour of mechanical ventilation; or
(v) Eleven hours with no ventilation followed by two hours of passive ventilation; or
(vi) Twenty-four hours with no ventilation.
(d) The following Table 2 applies to (a), (b) and (c) of this subsection.
Table 2.—Greenhouse Entry Restrictions Associated With
Pesticide Applications
A. When a Pesticide
is Applied:
 
B. Workers are
Prohibited in:
 
C. Until:
 
D. After the Expiration of Time in Column C Until the Restricted-Entry Interval Expires, the Entry-Restricted Area is:
(1) As a fumigant
 
Entire greenhouse plus any adjacent structure that cannot be sealed off from the treated area
 
The ventilation criteria of (c) of this subsection are met
 
No entry restrictions after criteria in column C are met
(2) As a:
 
Entire enclosed area
 
The ventilation criteria of (c) of this subsection are met
 
Entire enclosed area is the treated area
(i) Smoke, or
(ii) Mist, or
(iii) Fog, or
(iv) Aerosol
 
 
 
 
 
 
(3) Not in 1 or 2 above, and for which a respiratory protection device is required for application by the product labeling
 
Entire enclosed area
 
The ventilation criteria of (c) of this subsection are met
 
Treated area
(4) Not in 1, 2, or 3 above,
and:
 
Treated area plus 25 feet in all directions in the enclosed area
 
Application is complete
 
Treated area
 
(i) From a height of greater than 12 in. from the planting medium, or
(ii) As a fine spray, or
(iii) Using a spray pressure greater than 40 psi
 
 
 
(5) Otherwise
 
Treated area
 
Application is complete
 
Treated area
[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.]



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Entry restrictions—Standards for workers—40 C.F.R., § 170.112.

(1) General restrictions.
(a) After the application of any pesticide on an agricultural establishment, the agricultural employer shall not allow or direct any worker to enter or to remain in the treated area before the restricted-entry interval specified on the pesticide labeling has expired, except as provided in this section.
(b) Entry-restricted areas in greenhouses are specified in column D in Table 2 under WAC 296-307-12015 (3)(d).
(c) When two or more pesticides are applied at the same time, the restricted-entry interval shall be the longest of the applicable intervals.
(d) The agricultural employer shall assure that any worker who enters a treated area under a restricted-entry interval as permitted by subsections (3), (4), and (5) of this section uses the personal protective equipment specified in the product labeling for early entry workers and follows any other requirements on the pesticide labeling regarding early entry.
(2) Exception for activities with no contact. A worker may enter a treated area during a restricted-entry interval if the agricultural employer assures that both of the following are met:
(a) The worker will have no contact with anything that has been treated with the pesticide to which the restricted-entry interval applies, including, but not limited to, soil, water, air, or surfaces of plants; and
(b) No such entry is allowed until any inhalation exposure level listed in the labeling has been reached or any ventilation criteria established by WAC 296-307-12015 (3)(c) or in the labeling have been met.
(3) Exception for short-term activities. A worker may enter a treated area during a restricted-entry interval for short-term activities if the agricultural employer assures that the following requirements are met:
(a) No hand labor activity is performed.
(b) The time in treated areas under a restricted-entry interval for any worker does not exceed one hour in any twenty-four-hour period.
(c) No such entry is allowed for the first four hours following the end of the application, and no such entry is allowed thereafter until any inhalation exposure level listed in the labeling has been reached or any ventilation criteria established by WAC 296-307-12015 (3)(c) or in the labeling have been met.
(d) The personal protective equipment specified on the product labeling for early entry is provided to the worker. Such personal protective equipment shall conform to the following standards:
(i) Personal protective equipment (PPE) means devices and apparel that are worn to protect the body from contact with pesticides or pesticide residues, including, but not limited to, coveralls, chemical-resistant suits, chemical-resistant gloves, chemical-resistant footwear, respiratory protection devices, chemical-resistant aprons, chemical-resistant headgear, and protective eyewear.
(ii) Long-sleeved shirts, short-sleeved shirts, long pants, short pants, shoes, socks, and other items of work clothing are not considered personal protective equipment for the purposes of this section and are not subject to the requirements of this section, although pesticide labeling may require that such work clothing be worn during some activities.
(iii) When "chemical-resistant" personal protective equipment is specified by the product labeling, it shall be made of material that allows no measurable movement of the pesticide being used through the material during use.
(iv) When "waterproof" personal protective equipment is specified by the product labeling, it shall be made of material that allows no measurable movement of water or aqueous solutions through the material during use.
(v) When a "chemical-resistant suit" is specified by the product labeling, it shall be a loose-fitting, one-piece or two-piece, chemical-resistant garment that covers, at a minimum, the entire body except head, hands, and feet.
(vi) When "coveralls" are specified by the product labeling, they shall be a loose-fitting, one-piece or two-piece garment, such as a cotton or cotton and polyester coverall, that covers, at a minimum, the entire body except head, hands, and feet. The pesticide product labeling may specify that the coveralls be worn over a layer of clothing. If a chemical-resistant suit is substituted for coveralls, it need not be worn over a layer of clothing.
(vii)(A) Gloves shall be of the type specified on the pesticide product labeling. Gloves made of leather, cotton, or other absorbent materials must not be worn for early-entry activities, unless gloves made of these materials are listed as acceptable for such use on the product labeling. If chemical-resistant gloves with sufficient durability and suppleness are not obtainable, leather gloves may be worn on top of chemical-resistant gloves. However, once leather gloves have been worn for this use, they shall not be worn thereafter for any other purpose, they shall only be worn over chemical-resistant gloves.
(B) Separable glove liners may be worn beneath chemical-resistant gloves, unless the pesticide product labeling specifically prohibits their use. Separable glove liners are defined as separate glove-like hand coverings made of lightweight material, with or without fingers. Work gloves made from lightweight cotton or poly-type material are considered to be glove liners if worn beneath chemical-resistant gloves. Separable glove liners may not extend outside the chemical-resistant gloves under which they are worn. Chemical-resistant gloves with nonseparable absorbent lining materials are prohibited.
(C) If used, separable glove liners must be discarded immediately after a total of no more than ten hours of use or within twenty-four hours of when first put on, whichever comes first. The liners must be replaced immediately if directly contacted by pesticide. Used glove liners shall not be reused. Contaminated liners must be disposed of in accordance with any federal, state, or local regulations.
(viii) When "chemical-resistant footwear" is specified by the product labeling, it shall be one of the following types of footwear: Chemical-resistant shoes, chemical-resistant boots, or chemical-resistant shoe coverings worn over shoes or boots. If chemical-resistant footwear with sufficient durability and a tread appropriate for wear in rough terrain is not obtainable for workers, then leather boots may be worn in such terrain.
(ix) When "protective eyewear" is specified by the product labeling, it shall be one of the following types of eyewear: Goggles; face shield; safety glasses with front, brow, and temple protection; or a full-face respirator.
(x) When "chemical-resistant headgear" is specified by the product labeling, it shall be either a chemical-resistant hood or a chemical-resistant hat with a wide brim.
(e) The agricultural employer shall assure that the worker, before entering the treated area, either has read the product labeling or has been informed, in a manner that the worker can understand, of all labeling requirements related to human hazards or precautions, first aid, symptoms of poisoning, personal protective equipment specified for early entry, and any other labeling requirements related to safe use.
(f) The agricultural employer shall assure that:
(i) Workers wear the personal protective equipment correctly for its intended purpose and use personal protective equipment according to manufacturer's instructions.
(ii) Before each day of use, all personal protective equipment is inspected for leaks, holes, tears, or worn places, and any damaged equipment is repaired or discarded.
(iii) Personal protective equipment that cannot be cleaned properly is disposed of in accordance with any applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
(iv) All personal protect