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PDFWAC 296-307-70455

Provide rescue and medical assistance.

You must:
(1) Provide stand-by employees equipped with the same level of personal protective equipment (PPE) as the entrants, for assistance or rescue.
• The buddy system applies to stand-by employees (WAC 296-307-70450).
• One of the two stand-by employees can be assigned to another task provided it does not interfere with the performance of the stand-by role.
• Rescue equipment should be selected and provided based on the types of rescue situations that could occur.
You must:
(2) Make sure employees trained in first aid are readily available with necessary medical equipment and have a way to transport the injured.
• Employers who require their employees to provide first aid must comply with the bloodborne pathogen rule, chapter 296-823 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-70455, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
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