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Rules Under Development

Administrative Rules

Chapter 296-900, WAC

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DOSH Penalty Calculations (Chapter 296-900 WAC - Administrative Rules)

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is adopting language to align its penalty calculation rule with OSHAs measures for calculating penalties to ensure that DOSHs rule is at least as effective as OSHAs (requiring that the average penalty for serious violations [private sector employers only] in total and by size of the employer be within +/- 25% of the three-year national average). The adopted penalty calculation rule is intended to impart a more consistent and fair application of the penalties imposed.

Learn more about this project here. The changes were adopted 6/9/2015 and became effective on 9/1/2015.701.


Rule Changes Effective


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

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

PDF: Response to Public Comments (CES)


Comments Due


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Public Hearing


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PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Continuance Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

PDF: Preliminary Draft Language

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