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Confined Spaces

Chapter 296-809, WAC

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Confined Spaces (Chapter 296-809 WAC)

The rulemaking adopts amendments in Chapter 296-809 WAC, Confined spaces. This rulemaking was in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administrationís (OSHA) new confined space rule for construction under 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA (effective August 4, 2015). OSHA also has a confined space rule for general industry (29 CFR 1910.146 Subpart J). The departments Confined Space rule covers construction and general industry in one rule (Chapter 296-809 WAC). This rulemaking integrated new requirements from OSHAís construction rule to cover both construction and general industry to provide continuity, clarity and reduce confusion. The changes were adopted 1/2/2018 and became effective on 2/5/2018.217.


Rule Changes Effective


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

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

PDF: Response to Public Comments (CES)


Comments Due


Public Hearing


PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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