Rules Under Development

Hazardous Drugs

WAC 296-62-500 through 50055

All updates for this rule:

WAC 296-62

The Department is initiating rulemaking as a response to a petition to amend Chapter 296-62 WAC, General Occupational Health Standards for clarification purposes relating to Hazardous Drugs.704.


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Handling of Hazardous Drugs

Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5594 (Chapter 39, Laws of 2011) requires the department to adopt rules implementing the 2004 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Alert on safe handling of hazardous drugs. The statute requires the rules be consistent with the recommendations set forth in NIOSHs alert and states that the rules may not exceed these recommendations. The department may incorporate Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updates and changes to the alert. The changes were adopted 1/3/2012 and became effective on 1/1/2014.628.


Rule Changes Effective


PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

PDF: Response to Public Comments (CES)

Fact Sheet


Comments Due


Public Hearing


Public Hearing


PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Fact Sheet

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