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(Effective until October 1, 2020)

PDFWAC 296-307-25003

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"Floor hole" means an opening with the smallest dimension between one and 12 inches, in any floor, platform, pavement, or yard, through which materials may fall but not people. Examples are a belt hole, pipe opening, or slot opening.
"Floor opening" means an opening with the smallest dimension of 12 inches or more, in any floor, platform, pavement, or yard, through which people may fall. Examples are a hatchway, stair or ladder opening, pit, or large manhole. Floor openings occupied by elevators, dumb waiters, conveyors, machinery, or containers are excluded from this definition.
"Handrail" means a single bar or pipe supported on brackets from a wall or partition to furnish persons with a handhold in case of tripping.
"Platform" means a working space for people that is elevated above the surrounding floor or ground, such as a balcony or platform for the operation of machinery and equipment.
"Runway" means a passageway used by people that is elevated above the surrounding floor or ground level, such as a footwalk along shafting or a walkway between buildings.
"Standard railing" means a vertical barrier along exposed edges of a floor opening, wall opening, ramp, platform, or runway to prevent people from falling.
"Standard strength and construction" means any construction of railings, covers, or other guards that meets the requirements of this section.
"Stair railing" means a vertical barrier along exposed sides of a stairway to prevent people from falling.
"Toeboard" means a vertical barrier at floor level along exposed edges of a floor opening, wall opening, platform, runway, or ramp to prevent materials from falling.
"Wall hole" means an opening between one and 30 inches high, of any width, in any wall or partition, such as a ventilation hole or drainage scupper.
"Wall opening" means an opening at least 30 inches high and 18 inches wide, in any wall or partition, through which people may fall, such as a yard-arm doorway or chute opening.
[WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-25003, 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-25003, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
(Effective October 1, 2020)

PDFWAC 296-307-25003

What definitions apply to this section?

"Handrail" is a rail used to provide employees with a handhold for support.
"Hole" means gap or void two inches or more in its least dimension, in a floor, roof, or other surface.
"Opening" means a gap or void thirty inches (76 cm) or more high and eighteen inches (48 cm) or more wide, in a wall or partition, through which employees can fall to a lower level.
"Platform" means a work surface elevated above the surrounding floor or ground.
"Runway" means a passageway for persons, elevated above the surrounding floor or ground level, such as a footwalk along shafting or a walkway between buildings.
"Stair railing" means a vertical barrier along exposed sides of a stairway to prevent people from falling.
"Standard railing" means a vertical barrier along exposed edges of a floor opening, wall opening, ramp, platform, or runway to prevent people from falling.
"Standard strength and construction" means any construction of railings, covers, or other guards that meets the requirements of this section.
"Toeboard" means a vertical barrier at floor level along open sides or edges of a floor opening, platform, runway, ramp, or other walking/working surface to prevent materials, tools, or debris from falling onto persons passing through or working in the area below.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 20-12-091, § 296-307-25003, filed 6/2/20, effective 10/1/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-25003, 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-25003, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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