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PDFWAC 296-307-65018

Make sure entry supervisors perform their responsibilities and duties.

The employer must make sure that an entry supervisor:
(1) Authorizes the entry into a permit-required confined space by signing the entry permit.
(2) Oversees entry operations.
(3) Knows about the hazards that may be faced during entry, including the mode, signs or symptoms, and consequences of the exposure.
(4) Verifies and checks all of the following:
(a) The appropriate entries have been made on the permit.
(b) All tests specified by the permit have been conducted.
(c) All procedures and equipment specified by the permit are in place before approving the permit and allowing entry to the space.
(5) Terminates the entry and cancels the permit when:
(a) The assigned task or job has been completed.
(b) A condition in the space that is not covered by the entry permit is discovered.
(6) Verifies that rescue services are available and that there is a way to contact them.
(7) Removes unauthorized individuals who enter or attempt to enter the permit-required confined space during entry operations.
(8) Determines that entry operations remain consistent with the terms of the entry permit and acceptable entry conditions are maintained:
(a) Whenever responsibility for a permit-required space entry operation is transferred; and
(b) At regular intervals dictated by the hazards and operations performed within the space.
1. Make sure entry supervisors have the required knowledge and proficiency to perform the job duties and responsibilities required by this part.
2. The entry supervisor may also perform other duties under this part, such as attendant or entrant, if they are trained and proficient in those duties.
3. The responsibility of the entry supervisor may be passed from one supervisor to another during an entry operation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-65018, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-65018, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
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