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Additional Program Requirements Table
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This table will help you determine additional programs, plans, and other related requirements that might be needed beyond your accident prevention program (your total safety and health plan). If you are required to have additional written programs or procedures, they can be included in your accident prevention program or covered in supplemental documents.

To use this table:

  1. Determine if any of the activities, hazards or situations listed in the first column apply to your workplace.

  2. The second column lists what you may have to do or additional written programs you may be required to have.

  3. Look-up the standard or rule that is in column three. This will allow you to determine if the actual situation at your workplace makes it necessary for you to do anything, and will identify what you must do.



  • There are record keeping requirements in chapter 296-27 WAC and elsewhere that you need to be aware of.
  • Certain job-specific activities need written, site or activity- specific work plans (for example, the fall protection work plan and lead exposure in construction work).
  • There are vertical standards that apply to specific industries, which may have additional program requirements. Be sure to check to find out if these standards apply to you


If individuals in your workplace: Then you may need to: See:
Are exposed to hazards Determine personal protective equipment (PPE) required based on a mandatory job hazard assessment. Written certification is also mandatory. WAC 296-800-160
Work around hazardous chemicals Establish a written chemical hazard communication program WAC 296-800-170
Service, adjust, or maintain equipment in your workplace where people could be injured by the unexpected start-up of the machine or the release of stored energy Establish a written energy control (lockout/tagout) program Chapter 296-803 WAC
Work around loud noise Establish a hearing conservation program, including hearing tests and training Chapter 296-817 WAC
Weld, cut, or do brazing Make sure rules and instructions to operate and maintain oxygen or fuel-gas supply equipment are readily available Chapter 296-24 WAC, Part I
Are required to use respirators or voluntarily use respirators to protect against airborne hazards Establish a written respirator program Chapter 296-842 WAC
May be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious material (bloodborne pathogens) Establish a written exposure control plan Chapter 296-823 WAC
May encounter confined spaces in your workplace Conduct a survey to identify confined spaces. If employees are to enter confined spaces, special procedures and a written program may be required Chapter 296-809 WAC
Work in late night retail (a retail establishment open between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.) Provide crime prevention training as part of your accident prevention program Chapter 296-832 WAC
May be injured by an activated fire suppression system Establish a written emergency action plan Chapter 296-24 WAC, Part G-1
Are required to perform specific actions during emergency situations involving the release of hazardous substances. Establish a written emergency response plan or, if appropriate, a written emergency action plan Chapter 296-824 WAC and Chapter 296-24 WAC, Part G-1
Are agricultural workers Follow accident prevention program requirements in WAC 296-307-030. Agricultural employees aren't covered by chapter 296-24 WAC or by 296-800 WAC . Chapter 296-307 WAC
Are electrical workers working on or near high voltage Include additional elements in your accident prevention program Chapter 296-45 WAC
Are fire fighters Develop a risk management policy with incident strategies that can be incorporated into the incident command system Chapter 296-305 WAC
Are exposed to substances such as asbestos, tremolite, anthopyllite, or actinolite Establish and implement a written program to reduce employee exposure to or below the permissible limit Chapter 296-62 WAC, Part I-1
Are involved in hazardous waste operations Develop and implement a written safety and health program for these operations Chapter 296-843 WAC
Are involved with diving operations Develop and maintain a written safe practices manual Chapter 296-37 WAC
Are involved with ski area facilities and operations Develop a specific written safety program Chapter 296-59 WAC
Are involved with telecommunications Include additional elements in your accident prevention program that specifically cover this work Chapter 296-32 WAC
May be exposed to specific air contaminants (listed in Chapter 296-62 WAC) Establish and implement a written compliance program Chapter 296-62 WAC, Part I
Use powered platforms installed as part of a building to do building maintenance Provide written work procedures for the operation, safe use, and inspection of the equipment Chapter 296-24 WAC, Part J-3
Work in a laboratory using hazardous chemicals Develop and carry out the provisions of a written chemical hygiene plan Chapter 296-62 WAC, Part Q
Work in grain handling facilities Develop and implement a written housekeeping program Chapter 296-99 WAC
May be exposed to certain carcinogens (cancer causing agents) Implement a written program to reduce exposure to or below permissible limits Chapter 296-62 WAC, Part G
Work with toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive chemicals (process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals) Develop a written plan for preventing or minimizing the consequences of catastrophic releases Chapter 296-67 WAC
Are blasting from an aircraft This requires a written program approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and the director of the Department of Labor & Industries Chapter 296-59 WAC
Are exposed to operating coke ovens Implement a written program to reduce employee exposure Chapter 296-62 WAC, Part O


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