Service Alert

If there's a state government shutdown due to lack of a 2017 – 2019 Washington budget, many services provided by the Department of Labor & Industries would not be available starting July 1. L&I has a full list of service interruptions should there be a full or partial shutdown.

Gas Stations

Photo courtesy of L&I. Gas station attendants must be trained and equipped to prevent getting struck by moving vehicles when working outside

Gas station attendants must be trained and equipped to prevent getting struck by moving vehicles when working outside.

Photo courtesy of L&I.

Customers aren't the only ones at risk for harm at gas stations.

Every day, gas station attendants can be at risk for workplace hazards:

  • Assaults and robberies.
  • Fuel spills and fires around pumps.
  • Moving vehicles.
  • Slippery or uneven walking surfaces.

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  • Bloodborne pathogens (if providing first aid or when cleaning bathrooms or other areas where needles may be found).
  • Confined-space hazards like risk for explosion and fire due to unsafe entry into or hot work around fuel tanks ( permit-required confined spaces).
  • Damaged electrical plugs, outlets, cords, and other electrical system components.
  • Eye and skin contact with hazardous cleaning products.
  • Falls from ladders.
  • Unsafe Lifting.

More help from L&I


For general information, call 1-800-423-7233.

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