Rules Under Development


WAC 296-62-07521

All updates for this rule:

Lead, WAC 296-62-07521 (General Industry) and WAC 296-155-176 (Construction)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to update existing lead standards in both general industry and construction in light of increasing evidence of the hazards associated with occupational lead exposure. After a series of preliminary stakeholder meetings ending in February 2016, it has been determined that there is enough interest and support for working with stakeholders to examine and determine ways to update current standards, many aspects of which are over twenty years old, to better protect Washington workers. As we are still in the early stages of the stakeholdering process the scope and extent of rulemaking is uncertain but possible areas of focus could include such things as changing Permissible Exposure Levels (PELs) based on scientific data, updating “housekeeping” standards including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ventilation requirements for employers operating in areas where there is increased lead exposure, and updating reporting requirements for employers.758.


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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