Rules Under Development

Construction, Safety Standards for

Chapter 296-155, WAC

All updates for this rule:

Reinforcing Steel and Post-Tensioning Activities (Chapter 296-155 WAC, Part O, Concrete, Concrete Forms, Shoring and Masonry Construction)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to review and amend Chapter 296-155 WAC, Part O, Concrete, Concrete Forms, Shoring and Masonry Construction. The Department received a petition from the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers on November 20, 2018. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) revised A10.9 (2013), Safety Requirements for Concrete and Masonry Work, in 2018. Chapter 296-155 WAC, Part O, currently does not meet this standard when addressing hazards related to reinforcing steel and post-tensioning work. Identifying and amending relevant parts of our rules will reduce employee exposures to falls, struck by things, and impalement hazards associated with collapse of formwork.846.


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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Demolition Standards (Chapter 296-155 WAC, Standards for Construction Work, Part S, Demolition)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to update the requirements in Chapter 296-155 WAC, Standards for Construction Work, Part S, Demolition. DOSH is initiating this change to remove confusing and unnecessary language, as well as to add clarification where necessary throughout the rule to improve safety. Other updates and housekeeping changes may also be made throughout this chapter.831.


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Rulemaking Stakeholder Information Page

Crane Incident Reporting Requirement (Chapter 296-155, WAC Safety Standards for Construction Work)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to provide clarity on the departmentís interpretation of the requirements relating to crane decertification and reinstatement. There has been documented confusion about when crane reporting and deactivation is required. Proposed changes would clarify what activities are covered, and will clearly state that damage to critical parts of the crane would require notification, rather than just implying it. The proposed language will also add crane tip overs as a reporting requirement, while the assumption is that a crane involved in a tip over would be inspected prior to returning to service. Rulemaking will include additional housekeeping changes.824.


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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