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PDFWAC 296-800-16005

Do a hazard assessment for PPE.

You must look for and identify hazards or potential hazards in your workplace and determine if PPE is necessary on the job.
PPE alone should not be relied on to provide protection for your employees. PPE should be used after all other reasonable means of reducing hazards have been carried out. Identifying hazards in your workplace should be built into your regular routine. You should take active steps to get rid of all identified hazards. For example, you can:
• Consider other ways to get hazardous jobs done.
• Reduce hazardous materials or processes.
• Apply engineering controls to reduce or eliminate hazards.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 18-22-116, § 296-800-16005, filed 11/6/18, effective 12/7/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-11-038, § 296-800-16005, filed 5/9/01, effective 9/1/01.]
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