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PDFWAC 296-307-24009

What housekeeping requirements apply to fixed, indoor workplaces?

(1) You must ensure that all places of employment are kept clean to the extent that the work allows.
(2) You must ensure that the floor of every workroom is kept as dry as possible. Where wet processes are used, you must maintain drainage. You must provide false floors, platforms, mats, or other dry standing places where practical, or provide appropriate waterproof footgear.
(3) To facilitate cleaning, every floor, working place, and passageway must be kept free from protruding nails, splinters, loose boards and unnecessary holes and openings.
(4) Cleaning and sweeping must be done to minimize dust in the air and when practical, done outside of working hours.
[WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-24009, 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-24009, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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