HTML has links - PDF has Authentication
296-307-65004  <<  296-307-65006 >>   296-307-65008

PDFWAC 296-307-65006

Keep and review your entry permits.

You must:
• Keep entry permits for at least one year.
• Keep entry permits or other atmospheric monitoring records that show the actual atmosphere an employee entered or worked in, as employee exposure records.
• Review your permit-required confined space entry program as follows:
– Conduct a review when you have any reason to believe your entry program may not protect employees, and revise your program before allowing subsequent entries.
Examples of circumstances requiring the review of your program include the following:
• There is unauthorized entry of a permit space.
• A permit space hazard not covered by the permit is found.
• A condition prohibited by the permit occurs.
• An injury or near-miss occurs during entry.
• There is a change in the use or configuration of a permit space.
• An employee complains about the effectiveness of the program.
You must:
• Review canceled entry permits within one year following each entry to evaluate:
– Your permit-required confined space program.
– The protection provided to employees entering permit-required confined spaces.
• Update your written permit-required confined space entry program as necessary.
Employers may perform a single annual review covering all entries performed during a twelve-month period. If no entry is performed during a twelve-month period, no review is necessary.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-65006, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
Site Contents
Selected content listed in alphabetical order under each group