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PDFWAC 296-307-45050

Protect employees that use liquids that may burn, irritate, or otherwise harm the skin.

You must:
(1) Make sure washing facilities, including hot water, are available for every ten employees that work with dip tank liquids.
(2) Satisfy medical requirements:
• Make sure an employee with any small skin abrasion, cut, rash, or open sore receives treatment by a properly designated person
• Make sure an employee with a sore, burn, or other skin lesion that needs medical treatment, has a physician's approval before they perform their regular work
• Make sure employees who work with chromic acid receive periodic examinations of their exposed body parts, especially their nostrils.
• Periodic means on a yearly basis unless otherwise indicated
• Any time chromic acid spills onto an employee's skin or their clothing is saturated, a physician should be responsible for evaluating and monitoring the area where chromic acid made contact with the skin.
You must:
(3) Provide lockers or other storage space to prevent contamination of street clothes.
You have to do a hazard assessment to identify hazards or potential hazards in your workplace and determine if PPE is necessary to protect your employees. See Personal protective equipment (PPE), WAC 296-307-100.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-45050, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03.]
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