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PDFWAC 296-307-18015

What training must an employer provide for employees who use agricultural equipment?

At the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter, you must instruct every employee in the safe operation and servicing of all equipment that the employee will use, including at least the following:
(1) Keep all guards in place when the machine is in operation.
(2) Only persons required for instruction or machine operation may ride on equipment, unless a passenger seat or other protective device is provided.
(3) Stop engine, disconnect the power source, and wait for all machine movement to stop before servicing, adjusting, cleaning, or unclogging the equipment.
EXCEPTION:
When the machine must be running to be properly serviced or maintained, you must instruct employees in the steps and procedures necessary to safely service or maintain the equipment.
(4) Make sure everyone is clear of machinery before starting the engine, engaging power, or operating the machine.
(5) Lock out electrical power before performing maintenance or service on farmstead equipment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, ยง 296-307-18015, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99.]
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