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PDFWAC 296-307-08012

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.]
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