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Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-05 Apprenticeship The Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Act (chapter 49.04 RCW) establishes the Washington state apprenticeship and training council (WSATC) and designates as its administrative arm the apprenticeship section of the department of labor and industries.
296-06 Public records Ensures compliance with the provisions of chapter 42.17 RCW, in particular with sections of that act dealing with public records.
296-07 State Environmental Policy Act guidelines The rules contained in this chapter are to carry out the policy and procedures of SEPA and the SEPA guidelines, and shall govern the application of SEPA requirements to the department.
296-08 Practice and procedure Various rules about practice and procedure for dealing with L&I, including: appearance and practice before agency, service of process, subpoenas, and petitions for rule making
296-09 Board of boiler rules -- procedure Various rules about the practice and procedures for the board of boiler rules.
296-14 Industrial insurance Various rules for industrial insurance.
296-14 100 150 - Worker Benefit Definitions The definitions of worker benefits terminology used in this rule.
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-14 200 Waiver of Worker Overpayments Waiver of recovery for worker compensation benefits overpayments.
296-14 300 Mental Conditions and Disabilities Benefits Various rules about mental conditions and mental disabilities.
296-14 310 330 - Firefighter Benefits Various rules about industrial insurance benefits for firefighters.
296-14 400 420 - Worker Benefit Eligibility Various rules on the eligibility benefit for workers.
296-14 520 530 - Calculating a Worker's Wage
296-14 600 Asbestos Benefits Rule on the payment of benefits on asbestos-related disease claims.
296-14 900 940 - Special Assistant Attorneys General Various rules on Special Assistant Attorneys General.
296-14 970 Worker's Claim File Confidentiality Rules on the confidentiality of a worker's claim file.
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-14A Claim Resolution Structured Settlement Agreements
296-15 Workers' compensation self-insurance rules and regulations Various workers' compensation self-insurance rules and regulations.
296-15A Industrial insurance discrimination Rules for filing a complaint of discrimination.
296-16 100 170 - Preferred Worker Program Various rules on employment of preferred workers.
296-16A Washington Stay-at-Work Program
296-17 General reporting rules, classifications, audit and recordkeeping, rates and rating system for Washington workers' compensation insurance Provides rules applicable to workers' compensation insurance coverage (industrial insurance) that employers in the state of Washington must provide for their workers.
296-17A Classifications for Washington Workers' Compensation Insurance Rules describing risk classifications for workers compensation insurance
296-17B Retrospective Rating for Workers' Compensation Insurance
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-19A Vocational rehabilitation Various rules for vocational rehabilitation.
296-20 Medical Aid Rules Various rules for medial aid and procedures.
296-21 Reimbursement policies: Psychiatric services, biofeedback, physical medicine Various rules for specific therapeutic procedures
296-23 Physician Assistants and Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Massage Therapy
296-23 135 145 - Radiology Various requirements for radiology
296-23 155 Pathology - General Information and Instructions Various requirements for pathology information and instructions
296-23 160 Dental - General information and Instructions Various requirements for dental information and instructions.
296-23 165 180 - Miscellaneous Services and Appliances Various requirements for services and appliances
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-23 195 Chiropractic consultations Various regulations for chiropractic consultations
296-23 205 215 - Naturopathic Physicians Various regulations for naturopathic physicians
296-23 220 Physical Therapy Various regulations for physical therapy
296-23 230 235 - Occupational Therapy Various regulations for occupational therapy
296-23 241 Nursing Various regulations for nursing
296-23 250 Massage Therapy
296-23 302 392 - General Rules for Independent Medical Examinations and Approved Examiners for Independent Medical Examinations
296-23A Hospitals Various regulations for hospitals in dealing with L&I
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-23B Ambulatory surgery center payment Billing, procedures covered, and payment regulations for abulatory surgery centers.
296-24 General Safety and Health Standards Designed to protect the safety and health of employees by creating a healthy work environment by establishing requirements to control safety hazards in the workplace.
296-24 003 012 - General Safety Standards - Purpose and Scope Consolidation of all safety rules of general application for employers including organization, purpose, and definitions applicable to Chapter 24, General Safety and Health Rules
296-24 21501 Use of Mechanical Equipment and Clearance limits Allows for safe clearances when using mechanical equipment for material handling
296-24 21511 Rolling railroad cars Rules for working with rolling railroad cars
296-24 21513 Open area guarding Requirements to make sure that covers and/or guardrails are provided for open pits, tanks, vats, ditches, etc.
296-24 235 Overhead and gantry cranes Rules for overhead and gantry cranes
296-24 237 Hoists Rules for the construction, use and maintenance of chain and electric hoists; Rules for air hoists
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-24 240 Crawler locomotive and truck cranes Rules for crawler locomotive and truck cranes
296-24 245 Derricks Rules for derricks
296-24 293 A-frames Rules for A-frames used for material handling.
296-24 294 Rigging Rules for all types of rigging including slings.
296-24 295 325 - Compressed gases General requirements for handling, storage and utilization of compressed gases. Also, contains specific requirements for: Acetylene; Hydrogen; Oxygen; Nitrous oxide
296-24 330 Flammables and combustibles Requirements for safe handling, storage and use of flammable and combustible liquids.
296-24 370 Spray Finishing Rules that apply to spray finishing operations that use flammable and combustible material
296-24 475 Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) To protect employees against the hazards of storing and handling liquefied petroleum gases through design, construction, location, and installation and operation requirements.
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-24 56525 Automatic sprinkler systems Requirements for automatic sprinkler systems
296-24 56527 Fire alarm signaling systems Requirements for fire alarm signaling systems
296-24 567 Employee emergency plans and fire prevention plans Requirements for employee emergency plans and fire prevention plans
296-24 592 635 - Fire suppression & detection Requirements for fire suppression equipment: Standpipe and hose systems; Automatic sprinkler systems; Fixed extinguishing systems; General; Dry chemical; Gaseous agent; Water spray and foam; Fire detection systems.
296-24 680 722 - Welding, Cutting and Brazing To protect employees from the workplace hazards of welding, cutting and brazing and welding gases.
296-24 73501 73507 - Walking and Working Surfaces Requirements for safeguarding walking and working surfaces.
296-24 73511 Steam Piping Requirements for safeguarding of steam pipes.
296-24 750 Floor & wall openings & holes, guarding Requirements for safeguarding walking & working surfaces, floor and wall openings and holes.
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-24 75011 Guardrails Railing, toeboards, and cover specifications.
296-24 765 Stairs, Fixed Stairs Requirements for design, location, and safeguarding of fixed stairways.
296-24 900 Man lifts Requirements for the construction, maintenance, inspection and operation of manlifts.
296-24 920 940 - Compressed gas cylinders Requirements for determining the safe condition of compressed gas cylinders under an employers control.
296-24 956 985 - Electrical Requirements for safeguarding employees against electrical hazards in their workplace; Requirements for electric equipment and wiring in locations classified as hazardous.
296-27 Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for employers to record and report work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses.
296-30 Rules for the administration of the crime victims compensation program Various rules for the administration of the crime victims compensation program.
296-31 Crime victims compensation mental health treatment rules and fees Various regulations for Crime victims compensation mental health treatment rules and fees
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-32 Telecommunications, safety standards for. Rules for employees working with telecommunication systems
296-33 Attendant services Regulations for attendant services, including insurance coverage and who may receive attendant services.
296-36 Compressed air work, Safety standards Rules for protecting workers when working with compressed air.
296-37 Commercial diving operations, standards for Rules for commercial diving operations
296-43 Heating installations -- Cable, radiant, soil, etc. Regulations for heating cables and heating elements, including those embedded in soil, sand and driveways
296-45 Electrical workers, safety standards for Rule to protect workers when using electrical power generation, control, transmission, and distribution lines and equipment.
296-46B Electrical safety standards, administration, and installation Various regulations for electrical safety standards, administration and installation.
296-49A Director's Factory Assembled Structures Advisory Board Establishes a uniform means of communication between the department and persons, firms or corporations engaged in the manufacture of factory assembled structures.
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-52 Explosives, safety standards for the possession and handling of Covers all aspects of manufacture, possession, storage, selling, purchase, transportation, and use of explosives or blasting agents.
296-54 Logging operations, Safety standards Rules for logging
296-56 Longshore, Stevedore and Waterfront Related Operations Rules for longshore, stevedore and related waterfront operations.
296-59 Ski area facilities and operations, Safety standards for Rules for ski areas
296-62 General Occupational Health Standards The rules in this chapter are designed to protect the health of employees and help to create a healthy workplace by establishing requirements to control health hazards. Requirements for chemical hazard communication programs, workplace lighting levels and exposure records are in chapter 296-800 WAC, the safety and health core rules.
296-62 005 050 - Occupational Health - General Information General information for Chapter 62
296-62 053 Trade Secrets (Agriculture Only) Requirements for employer protection of trade secrets. The requirements in WAC 296-62-05305 through 296-62-05325 apply only to agriculture. The requirements for all other industries relating to trade secrets have been moved to chapter 296-816 WAC, Protecting trade secrets.
296-62 073 07316 - Carcinogens (General) General requirements for protecting employees from contact with known carcinogens (cancer causing agents).
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-62 07329 Vinyl chloride Requirements for protecting employees from contact with vinyl chloride, a cancer-causing agent.
296-62 07336 7340 - Acrylonitrile Requirements for protecting employees from contact with acrylonitrile, a cancer-causing agent.
296-62 07342 07346 - 1, 2-Dibromo- 3-chloropropane Requirements for protecting employees from contact with 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane, a cancer-causing agent.
296-62 074 07451 - Cadmium Requirements for protecting employees from contact with Cadmium, a cancer-causing agent.
296-62 07450 07477 - Methylene Chloride Requirements for protecting employees from contact with Methylene chloride a cancer-causing agent.
296-62 07460 Butadiene Requirements for protecting employees from contact with Butadiene, a cancer-causing agent.
296-62 075 7515 - Air contaminants - General (Agriculture only) Permissible exposure limits (PELs) for employees when exposed to different types of air contaminants.
296-62 07519 Thiram Specific requirements for protecting employees from occupational chemical exposure to Thiram.
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-62 07521 Lead Specific requirements for protecting employees from occupational chemical exposure to lead.
296-62 076 Methylenedianiline Specific requirements for protecting employees from occupational chemical exposure to Methylenedianiline.
296-62 077 Asbestos, tremolite, anthophyllite, and actinolite To protect employees from occupational exposure to Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite.
296-62 08003 08029 - Hexavalent Chromium Applies to occupational exposures to chromium (VI) in all forms and compounds in general industry; construction; shipyards, marine terminals, and longshoring, with some exceptions
296-62 09005 Non-Ionizing Radiation Hazards Requirements to protect workers from exposure to hazardous levels of nonionizing radiation.
296-62 095 Outdoor Heat Exposure (Heat Stress) Requirements for protection of workers from outdoor heat exposure.
296-62 14533 14543 - Cotton Dust Protecting employees from occupational exposure to cotton dust.
296-62 200 Coke Ovens To protect employees from occupational exposure to coke (carbonized coal) oven emissions.
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-62 500 50055 - Hazardous Drugs Provides minimum requirements for developing a hazardous drugs control program when occupational exposure to hazardous drugs is reasonably anticipated. It is designed to provide effective, assessment-based precautions to minimize or eliminate occupational exposure to hazardous drugs.
296-63 Right-to-Know fee assessment. Rules for the department to assess and collect Right-to-Know fees.
296-65 Asbestos removal and encapsulation. Rules for certification of removers & testing.
296-67 Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals, Safety standards for Rules for employers who have highly hazardous chemicals.
296-78 Sawmills and woodworking operations, Safety standards for Rules for sawmills and woodworking operations
296-79 Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills and converters, Safety standards for Rules for the pulp, paper, and paperboard mills.
296-96 Elevators The purpose of this chapter is to: (1) Provide for the safe mechanical and electrical operation, construction, installation, alteration, inspection, relocation, and repair of conveyances; and (2) Ensure that all such operation, construction, installation, alteration, inspection, and repair subject to the provisions of this chapter will be reasonably safe to persons and property and in conformity with the provisions of this chapter and the applicable statutes of the state of Washington.
296-99 Grain handling facilities, Safety standards for Rules for all grain handling facilities including the waterfront dock areas at marine terminals.
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-104 Board of boiler rules -- Substantive Apply to all boilers and unfired pressure vessels except those exempt under RCW 70.79.080
296-115 Charter boats, Safety requirements for Rules for charter boats not covered by the United States Coast Guard
296-125 Nonagricultural employment of minors Applies to every person that employs one or more minors, or who permits, allows, or suffers one or more minors to work at a site or workplace, on premises, or under work conditions controlled by that employer, except for those employers statutorily exempted.
296-126 Employment standards Apply to any person employed in any industry or occupation within the state of Washington, unless: (1) Exempted by the provisions of chapter 49.12 RCW (newspaper vendors or carriers, domestic or casual labor in or about private residences, agricultural labor as defined in RCW 50.04.150, as now or hereafter amended, and sheltered workshops, are all exempt from these provisions); (2) Otherwise exempted in rules and regulations adopted by the industrial welfare committee of the state of Washington; (3) Exempted by a variance issued under the provisions in WAC 296-126-130; (4) Such person is an employee of the state or any political subdivision, or municipal corporation to the extent that these rules conflict with any statute, rule or regulation adopted under the authority of the appropriate legislative body.
296-126 025 030 - Payroll Deduction The current payroll deductions rules (WAC 296-126-025) are in conflict with the statute and have been since the ruling of University of Washington v. Pope. This Court case addressed which deductions are permitted and that they were only permitted from the workers termination wages. The proposed wording also includes two new sections (WAC 296-126-028 and WAC 296-126-030) for wage deductions during on-going employment and adjustments for overpayments.
296-127 Prevailing wage Various administrative and other requirements for prevailing wage rules. Coveres and defines different types of contractors.
296-128 Minimum wages Provisions for wage recordkeeping, and minimum wage regulations for handicapped workers, students, and apprentices
296-130 Family care Serves to establish a minimum standard allowing an employee to use the employee's sick leave or other paid time off to care for a sick family member.
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-131 Agricultural employment standards Apply to persons employed in agricultural labor. The standards in this chapter beginning at WAC 296-131-100 apply only to minors employed in agricultural labor. The standards in this chapter do not apply to the immediate family members of the officers of any business engaged in agricultural production of crops or livestock.
296-133 Procedural rules supplementary to the Health Care Activities Labor Relations Act, chapter 156, Laws of 1972 ex. sess. Rules of procedure to aid and assist the department of labor and industries, its authorized agents, and interested parties in proceedings under the act.
296-135 Domestic Violence Leave Applies to all employees and employers. This allows victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to take reasonable leave from work paid or unpaid to take care of legal or law enforcement needs and obtain health care. Family members of a victim may also take reasonable leave to help the victim obtain treatment or seek help.
296-150 Manufactured homes Requires that any alteration to a manufactured home be approved by the department.
296-150C Commercial coaches Applies to the approval of commercial coach manufacturers, dealers and to any person who manufactures or alters the plumbing, mechanical, or electrical system or the body or frame of a commercial coach.
296-150F Factory-built housing and commercial structures Applies to the approval: (a) Of factory-built structures used for residences or commercial purposes; and (b) After occupancy of a factory-built house or commercial structure, all inspections are done by the local enforcement agency.
296-150M Factory Assembled Structures, Factory-built Housing & Commercial Structures
296-150P Recreational park trailers Applies to: (a) Manufacturers, dealers and individuals who build for sale, sell, or lease recreational park trailers in Washington state; and (b) Manufacturers, dealers, and individuals who alter recreational park trailers for sale or lease in Washington state.
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-150R Recreational vehicles Applies to: (a) Manufacturers, dealers and individuals who build for sale, sell, or lease recreational vehicles in Washington state; and (b) Manufacturers, dealers, and individuals who alter recreational vehicles for sale or lease in Washington state.
296-150T Factory-built temporary worker housing structures Applies to the approval: (a) Of factory-built temporary worker housing structures; and (b) After occupancy of a factory-built temporary worker housing structure, all inspections are done by the department of health.
296-150V Conversion vendor units and medical units Applies to the approval of conversion vendor unit and medical unit manufacturers, dealers, and to any person who manufactures or alters the plumbing, mechanical, or electrical system of a conversion vendor unit or medical unit.
296-155 Construction, Safety Standards for Rules for the construction industry
296-155 245 24525 - Fall Restraint and Fall Arrest Requirements for employers to provide and enforce the use of fall protection for employees in construction, alteration, repair, maintenance (including painting and decorating), demolition workplaces, and material handling
296-200A Contractor registration The goal of this chapter is to: (1) Reduce the paperwork required for contractor registrations. (2) Clarify issues related to suits against contractors and the collection of court judgments. (3) Ensure that the contractors registration law (chapter 18.27 RCW) is efficiently and properly administered.
296-301 Textile industry, Safety standards for the Rules for the textile industry
296-303 Laundry machinery and operations Safety standards for. Rules for laundries
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-304 Ship repairing, shipbuilding and shipbreaking, Safety standards for Rules for shipyards, ship building and other similar operations
296-305 Fire fighters, Safety standards for Rules for fire fighters.
296-307 Agriculture, Safety standards for Safety rules for agriculture
296-310 Farm labor contracting Various licensing and contract requirements for farm labor contracting
296-360 Discrimination, pursuant to RCW 49.17.160. Rules that give direction to the department in enforcing RCW 49.17.160, ; Discrimination against employee filing complaint, instituting proceedings, or testifying prohibited -- Procedure -- Remedy.
296-400A Plumbers certification Various rules about certifcation and permits for plumbers
296-403A Amusement rides or structures Various requirements for amusement rides and structures
296-800 Core Rules The basic safety and health rules needed by most employers in Washington State.
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-800 130 Safety committees/meeting Rules for your safety committee or safety meetings
296-800 140 Accident Prevention Requirements for your safety and health plan
296-800 150 First aid Rules to make sure your employees get fast and effective first aid.
296-800 15030 15040 - Emergency Washing Requirements for emergency showers, eye/face washing, hand-held drench hoses, or other similar units used in Agriculture
296-800 160 Personal protective equipment (PPE) Minimum requirements for personal protective equipment
296-800 170 Hazard Communication (Pre-GHS) Rules to make sure employees understand and know the hazards of the chemicals they work with.
Note: This rule is being phased out and replaced with Chapter 296-901, WAC, "Hazard Communication and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)"
296-800 190 Safety Bulletin Board Rule for having a safety bulletin board.
296-800 200 WISHA Poster Rule for having and posting a Job Safety & Health Poster
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-800 210 Lighting Minimum requirements for lighting
296-800 220 Housekeeping Rules for housekeeping, drainage and storage
296-800 230 Sanitation Rules for drinking water, bathrooms, washing facilities and waste disposal.
296-800 240 Tobacco Smoke Rules for environmental tobacco smoke.
296-800 250 Stairs Minimum requirements for stairs and stair railings
296-800 260 Floors Rules for guarding holes and openings in floors
296-800 270 Structural integrity Rules for the minimum requirements for workplace structural integrity
296-800 280 Electrical, Basic Requirements (Core Rules) Basic rules for electrical
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-800 300 Fire extinguishers Minimum requirements for portable fire extinguishers
296-800 310 Exit Routes and Employee Alarm Systems Minimum requirements for exit routes and alarm systems.
296-800 320 Accident reporting and investigation Rules about the reporting of a death or a hospitalization of any employee and investigating accidents.
296-800 330 Releasing accident investigation reports Rules telling what and how the department will release information in their accident investigation reports
296-800 340 Protecting sources Tells who and how the department protects sources who report occupational safety and health concerns
296-802 Employee Medical and Exposure Records The purpose of this chapter is to provide employees and their designated representatives the right to access relevant medical and exposure records. It also describes the procedures WISHA will follow when accessing confidential medical information.
296-803 Lockout/Tagout This chapter applies to the service and maintenance of machines and equipment, including piping systems, if employees could be injured by the: unexpected energization or start up of the machine or equipment or release of stored energy.
296-806 Machine Safety This chapter applies if you have machines or machine operations in your workplace.
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-806 420 Conveyors Applies to hazards related to conveyors and conveying systems, including bulk material, package, or unit handling types. These requirements are designed to protect employees operating, maintaining, cleaning, and working around conveyors.
296-807 Portable Power Tools This chapter applies to the tools and equipment shown in Table 1 of this chapter.
296-807 140 Compressed Air Tools This section applies to portable, hand-held compressed air powered tools. It also applies to airhose and plastic pipe used to supply compressed air to these tools.
296-807 150 Powder Actuated Fastening Systems This section applies to any powder actuated fastening system designed to use the expanding gases from a powder load to propel a stud, pin, fastener, or other object into hard structural material.
296-807 160 Power Lawnmowers
296-807 170 Jacks This section applies to portable hand- or power-operated: Hydraulic jacks; Mechanical ratchet jacks; Mechanical screw jacks.
296-809 Confined Spaces Protecting employees from occupational hazards related to permit-required confined spaces such as tanks, pits, or storage bins.
296-811 Fire Brigades Applies to any workplace that chooses to establish a fire brigade.
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-816 Trade Secrets This chapter applies to both withholding trade secret information from material safety data sheets (MSDSs) and employee exposure records; and providing trade secret information in medical emergencies and nonemergency situations.
296-817 Hearing Loss Prevention (Noise) We are reviewing the hearing conservation rules, updating, and rewriting the rules for clarity, ease of use, and understanding.
296-818 Abrasive Blasting Applies to all abrasive blasting operations where an abrasive is forcibly applied to a surface using any of the following: Pneumatic pressure; Hydraulic pressure; Centrifugal force.
296-823 Bloodborne Pathogens Provides requirements to protect employees from exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) that may contain bloodborne pathogens. Examples of bloodborne pathogens are the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV).
296-824 Emergency Response To protect employees who work in emergency response operations for the releases or threat of releases of hazardous substances without regard to the location of the hazard.
296-826 Anhydrous Ammonia Applies to employers who use, handle, store, distribute, or transport anhydrous ammonia.
296-828 Labs Applies to the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals.
296-829 Helicopters Used as Lifting Machines Chapter 296-829 WAC applies to helicopters when used to carry loads, suspended with a cargo sling, powered hoist, or other attaching methods.
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-832 Late Night Retail Worker Crime Prevention Crime protection requirements for a retail establishment operating between 11pm and 6am. (Does not include restaurants, hotels, taverns, or any lodging facilities)
296-833 Temporary Worker Housing Rules for employers who provide or require their employees to live in temporary housing.
296-835 Dip Tanks The requirements for guarding against the hazards of dip tanks.
296-839 Material Safety Data Sheets and Label Preparation This chapter sets minimum requirements for content and distribution of material safety data sheets (MSDSs) and labels for hazardous chemicals.
Note: This rule is being phased out and replaced with Chapter 296-901, WAC, "Hazard Communication and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)"
296-841 Airborne Contaminants Applies to any workplace with potential or actual employee exposure to respiratory hazards
296-842 Respirators Applies to all use of respirators at work.
296-843 Hazardous Waste Rules for hazardous waste sites and operations.
296-848 Arsenic This chapter applies to all occupational exposure to inorganic arsenic.
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-849 Benzene This chapter applies to all occupational exposure to benzene.
296-855 Ethylene Oxide Applies to all occupational exposure to ethylene oxide.
296-856 Formaldehyde Applies to all occupational exposure to formaldehyde. Formaldehyde includes formaldehyde gas, its solutions, and materials that release formaldehyde.
296-860 Railroads Requirements for railroad clearances and walkways in rail yards and plants including logging railroad yards such as mill yards, maintenance yards and sorting yards
296-863 Forklifts and Other Powered Industrial Trucks This chapter applies to powered industrial trucks that use electric motors or internal combustion engines.
296-864 Split Rims Applies to the protection of employees who service split rim wheels and single-piece rim wheels used on large vehicles.
296-865 Motor Vehicles Rules for safe care and use of motor vehicles and trailers
296-869 Elevating Work Platforms Applies to the following types of elevating work platforms: Aerial lifts; Manually propelled elevating work platforms; Self-propelled elevating work platforms; Boom-supported elevating work platforms.
Chapter WAC # Section Rule Title/Topic Scope of Rule
296-870 Powered Platforms Covers permanent powered platform installations dedicated to interior or exterior building maintenance of a specific structure or group of structures.
296-874 Scaffolds This chapter applies to suspended and supported scaffolds, including their supporting structures and anchorage points.
296-876 Ladders, Portable and Fixed Applies to portable and fixed ladders, including job-made wooden ladders.
296-878 Window Cleaning Safe window cleaning requirements.
296-900 Administrative Rules This chapter applies to the requirements and information regarding administration of the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA), chapter 49.17 RCW.
296-901 Hazard Communication, Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Rules for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

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