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PDFWAC 296-32-22520

Remote communication sites.

(1) During travel and access to remote locations the employer must ensure employees have emergency survival equipment during adverse weather conditions, i.e., winter/extreme winds, which may include, but not be limited to:
• Potable water and food.
• Reliable communication plan.
(2) The number of first-aid kits and supplies must reflect the degree of isolation, the number of employees, and the hazards reasonably anticipated at the worksite.
• The following should be considered as first-aid supplies required when working at remote sites:
- Gauze pads (at least 4 x 4 inches).
- Two large gauze pads (at least 8 x 10 inches).
- Box adhesive bandages (band-aids).
- One package gauze roller bandage at least 2 inches wide.
- Two triangular bandages.
- Wound cleaning agent such as sealed moistened towelettes.
- Scissors.
- At least one blanket.
- Tweezers.
-Adhesive tape.
- Latex gloves.
- Resuscitation equipment such as resuscitation bag, airway, or pocket mask.
- Two elastic wraps.
- Splint.
- Stretcher.
• For additional information on first-aid kits and supplies see ANSI/ISEA Z308.1 – 2015.
(3) The employer must maintain the contents of each first-aid kit in a serviceable condition.
Site specific rescue plan requirements are located in WAC 296-32-24005(5).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 17-20-069, § 296-32-22520, filed 10/2/17, effective 1/1/18.]
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