Rules Under Development

DOSH eRules Project

All updates for this rule:

DOSH eRules Phase VI (Chapters 296-305, 296-800, 296-802, 296-833, 296-843, 296-848, 296-849, 296-855, and 296-856 WAC.)

This rule is part of the Division of Occupational Health and Safety’s (DOSH) eRules project. This proposed rulemaking does not add or change requirements but will reformat rules to provide consistency in format and design and accessibility via mobile electronic devices. The preproposal will resolve stakeholder issues that have caused confusion for rule users by bringing one clear and consistent format to all of our rules. This preproposal will accomplish the following: - Consistent format for all DOSH safety and health rules. - Ability to use the DOSH website for safety and health rules. - Easy to access rules for smart phone and tablet users. - Bookmarks in the rules allow easy navigation in PDF files. - Bullets and dashes are removed and replaced with numbers and letters for easier referencing. - Enhances rule update efficiency for customers by allowing for faster updates through electronic postings. Rules that are anticipated to be amended in eRules Phase VI include: Chapter 296-305 WAC Safety Standards for Firefighters; Chapter 296-800 WAC Safety and Health Core Rules; Chapter 296-802 WAC Employee Medical and Exposure Records; Chapter 296-833 WAC Temporary Housing for Workers; Chapter 296-843 WAC Hazardous Waste Operations; Chapter 296-848 WAC Arsenic; Chapter 296-849 WAC Benzene; Chapter 296-855 WAC Ethylene Oxide; Chapter 296-856 WAC Formaldehyde. A previous preproposal was submitted on 8/18/15 (WSR 15-17-103), and was withdrawn on 8/2/16 (WSR 16-16-110).777.

9/6/2016

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase IX (Chapter 296-62 WAC, General Occupational Health Standards)

When Labor and Industries updated its website, template DOSH rules in HTML were broken and DOSH began forwarding rule users to the Office of the Code Reviser website, causing more confusion among customers. The pre-proposal package will resolve stakeholder issues that have caused confusion for rule users by bringing one clear and consistent format to all of our rules. This preproposal will accomplish the following: - No requirements are changing because of this pre-proposal. - Consistent format for all DOSH safety and health rules. - Easy to access rules for smart phone and tablet users. - Bookmarks in the rules allow easy navigation in PDF files. - Bullets and dashes are removed and replaced with numbers and letters for easier referencing. - Enhances rule update efficiency for customers by allowing for faster updates through electronic postings. Rules that are anticipated to be amended in eRules Phase IX include: Chapter 296-62 WAC General Occupational Health Standards.773.

7/19/2016

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase VIII (WAC Chapters: 296-65, 296-301, 296-303, 296-304, 296-803, 296-811, 296-816, 296-818, 296-824, 296-835, 296-841, 296-842, 296-863, 296-900)

When Labor and Industries updated its website, template DOSH rules in HTML were broken and DOSH began forwarding rule users to the Office of the Code Reviser website, causing more confusion among customers. The pre-proposal package will resolve stakeholder issues that have caused confusion for rule users by bringing one clear and consistent format to all of our rules. This pre-proposal will accomplish the following: - No requirements are changing because of this pre-proposal. - Consistent format for all DOSH safety and health rules. - Easy to access rules for smart phone and tablet users. - Bookmarks in the rules allow easy navigation in PDF files. - Bullets and dashes are removed and replaced with numbers and letters for easier referencing. - Enhances rule update efficiency for customers by allowing for faster updates through electronic postings. Rules that are anticipated to be amended in eRules Phase VIII include: Chapter 296-65 WAC Asbestos; Chapter 296-301 WAC Safety Standards for the Textile Industry; Chapter 296-303 WAC Safety Standards for Laundry Machinery and Operations; Chapter 296-304 WAC Safety Standards for Ship Repairing, Shipbuilding and Shipbreaking; Chapter 296-803 WAC Lockout/Tagout (Control of Hazardous Energy); Chapter 296-811 WAC Fire Brigades; Chapter 296-816 WAC Protecting Trade Secrets; Chapter 296-818 WAC Abrasive Blasting; Chapter 296-824 WAC Emergency Response; Chapter 296-835 WAC Dipping and Coating Operations; Chapter 296-841 WAC Airborne Contaminants; Chapter 296-842 WAC Respirators; Chapter 296-863 WAC Forklifts and Other Powered Industrial Trucks; and Chapter 296-900 WAC Administrative Rules.764.

5/17/2016

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase VII (WAC Chapters 296-32, 296-36, 296-37, 296-52, 296-59, 296-63, 296-67, 296-78, 296-79, 296-99, 296-115).

When the agency updated its website, template DOSH rules in HTML were broken and DOSH began forwarding rule users to the Office of the Code Reviser website, causing more confusion among customers. The pre-proposal package will resolve stakeholder issues that have caused confusion for rule users by bringing one clear and consistent format to all of our rules. This pre-proposal will accomplish the following: - No requirements are changing because of this pre-proposal. - Consistent format for all DOSH safety and health rules. - Easy to access rules for smart phone and tablet users. - Bookmarks in the rules allow easy navigation in PDF files. - Bullets and dashes are removed and replaced with numbers and letters for easier referencing. - Enhances rule update efficiency for customers by allowing for faster updates through electronic postings. Rules that are anticipated to be amended in eRules Phase VII include: Chapter 296-32 WAC, Safety Standards for Telecommunications; Chapter 296-36 WAC Safety Standards – Compressed Air Work; Chapter 296-37 WAC Standards for Commercial Diving Operations; Chapter 296-52 WAC Safety Standards for Possession, Handling and Use of Explosives; Chapter 296-59 WAC Safety Standards for Ski Area Facilities and Operations; Chapter 296-63 WAC Right to Know Fee Assessment; Chapter 296-67 WAC Safety Standards for Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals; Chapter 296-79 WAC Safety Standards for Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Mills and Converters; Chapter 296-78 WAC Safety Standards for Sawmills and Woodworking operations; Chapter 296-99 WAC Grain Handling Facilities; and Chapter 296-115 WAC Safety Requirements for Charter Boats743.

12/1/2015

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase V (Chapter 296-155 WAC Safety Standards for Construction Work)

Phase V. The eRules project was initiated in response to complaints from customers and staff, and out of recognition that customers and staff want to use smartphones and tablets to access safety and health rules. The purpose of adopting this rule is to have a consistent format across all Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) rules. The updated format would provide easy access to rules from smart phones and tablet users. It will also provide easy navigation in PDF documents, as well as easier referencing by replacing bullets and dashes with numbers and letters. “Plain Talk” writing principles have also been implemented throughout for greater clarity and comprehension. No rule requirements were changed as a result of this rulemaking adoption. References, formatting and minor housekeeping changes were made throughout the chapters in this rulemaking. The changes were adopted 4/19/2016 and became effective on 5/20/2016.730.

5/20/2016

Rule Changes Effective

4/19/2016

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

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

3/3/2016

Comments Due

2/25/2016

Public Hearing

1/5/2016

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

6/2/2015

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase IV (Chapter 296-24 WAC General Safety and Health Standards)

When the agency updated its website template, DOSH rules in HTML were broken and DOSH began forwarding rule users to the Office of the Code Reviser website, causing more confusion among customers. This rule package will resolve stakeholder issues that have caused confusion for rule users by bringing one clear and consistent format to all of our rules. - No changes in requirements as a result of this rulemaking. - Consistent format for all DOSH safety and health rules. - Easy to access rules for smart phone and table users. - Easy navigation in PDF files provided through bookmarks in the rules. - Easier referencing by replacing bullets and dashes with numbers and letters. - Enhanced rule update efficiency for customers through electronic postings. - ‘Housekeeping’ corrections such as correcting dead links and obsolete references. - Applying ‘plain talk’ principles such as changing passive language to active for better clarity. Rules amended: Chapter 296-24 WAC, General Safety and Health Standards The changes were adopted 12/1/2015 and became effective on 1/5/2016.726.

1/5/2016

Rule Changes Effective

12/1/2015

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

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

10/23/2015

Comments Due

10/16/2015

Public Hearing

9/2/2015

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

3/17/2015

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase III (Chapters 296-56, 296-809, 296-806, 296-828, 296-860, 296-864 WAC)

When the agency updated its website template, DOSH rules in HTML were broken and DOSH began forwarding rule users to the Office of the Code Reviser website, causing more confusion among customers. This rule package will resolve stakeholder issues that have caused confusion for rule users by bringing one clear and consistent format to all of our rules. - No changes in requirements as a result of this rulemaking. - Consistent format for all DOSH safety and health rules. - Easy to access rules for smart phone and table users. - Easy navigation in PDF files provided through bookmarks in the rules. - Easier referencing by replacing bullets and dashes with numbers and letters. - Enhanced rule update efficiency for customers through electronic postings. Rules amended: Chapter 296-56 WAC Safety Standards for Longshore, stevedore, and waterfront operations; Chapter 296-809 WAC Confined spaces; Chapter 296-806 WAC Machine safety; Chapter 296-828 WAC Hazardous chemicals in laboratories; Chapter 296-860 WAC Railroad clearances and walkways in private rail yards and plants; and Chapter 296-864 WAC Split (multipiece) rim and single-piece rim wheels The changes were adopted 12/1/2015 and became effective on 1/5/2016.716.

1/5/2016

Rule Changes Effective

12/1/2015

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

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

9/21/2015

Comments Due

9/14/2015

Public Hearing

7/21/2015

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

8/19/2014

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase II (Chapters 296-807, 296-817, 296-823, 296-826, 296-865, 296-869, 296-870, 296-874 WAC)

Phase II. The eRules project was initiated in response to complaints from customers and staff, and out of recognition that customers and staff want to use smartphones and tablets to access safety and health rules.

  • No requirements were changed because of this rulemaking.
  • Consistent format for all DOSH safety and health rules.
  • Easy to access rules for smart phone and tablet users.
  • Bookmarks in the rules allow easy navigation in PDF files.
  • Bullets and dashes were removed and replaced with numbers and letters for easier referencing.
  • Enhances rule update efficiency for customers through electronic postings.
The changes were adopted 11/17/2015 and became effective on 12/18/2015.714.

12/18/2015

Rule Changes Effective

11/17/2015

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

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

7/31/2015

Comments Due

7/24/2015

Public Hearing

6/16/2015

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

7/22/2014

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase I (Chapters 296-829, 296-832, 296-876, 296-878 WAC)

Phase I. The eRules project was initiated in response to complaints from customers and staff, and out of recognition that customers and staff want to use smartphones and tablets to access safety and health rules.

  • No requirements were changed because of this rulemaking.
  • Consistent format for all DOSH safety and health rules.
  • Easy to access rules for smart phone and tablet users.
  • Bookmarks in the rules allow easy navigation in PDF files.
  • Bullets and dashes were removed and replaced with numbers and letters for easier referencing.
  • Enhances rule update efficiency for customers through electronic postings.
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4/22/2014

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

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

PDF: Response to Public Comments (CES)

3/12/2014

Comments Due

3/11/2014

Public Hearing

2/4/2014

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Expedited Rulemaking (CR 105)

PDF: Continuance Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Expedited Proposed Rule Language

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

1/23/2014

Public Hearing

12/17/2013

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Expedited Rulemaking (CR 105)

PDF: Continuance Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Expedited Proposed Rule Language

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

6/18/2013

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Expedited Rulemaking (CR 105)

PDF: Continuance Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Expedited Proposed Rule Language

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

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