Confined Spaces (Chapter 296-809, WAC)

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Last Updated: 05/01/04

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WAC Description

296-809-100

Scope.

296-809-200

Summary.

296-809-20002

Identify permit-required confined spaces.

296-809-20004

Inform employees and control entry to permit-required confined spaces.

296-809-20006

Follow these requirements when you contract with another employer to enter your confined space.

PERMIT-REQUIRED CONFINED SPACE PROGRAM

296-809-300

Summary.

296-809-30002

Develop a written permit-required confined space program.

296-809-30004

Meet these additional requirements if your employees enter another employer's confined space.

EMPLOYEE TRAINING

296-809-400

Summary.

296-809-40002

Provide employee training.

296-809-40004

Certify employee proficiency.

PERMIT ENTRY PROCEDURES

296-809-500

Summary.

296-809-50002

Implement procedures for entry permits.

296-809-50004

Use an entry permit that contains all required information.

296-809-50006

Keep and review your entry permits.

296-809-50008

Prevent unauthorized entry.

296-809-50010

Provide, maintain, and use proper equipment.

296-809-50012

Evaluate and control hazards for safe entry.

296-809-50014

Make sure you have adequate rescue and emergency services available.

296-809-50016

Use nonentry rescue systems or methods whenever possible.

296-809-50018

Make sure entry supervisors perform their responsibilities and duties.

296-809-50020

Provide an attendant outside the permit-required confined space.

296-809-50022

Make sure entrants know the hazardous conditions and their duties.

296-809-50024

Implement procedures for ending entry.

296-809-600

Alternate entry procedures.

296-809-60002

Make sure the following conditions are met if using alternate entry procedures.

296-809-60004

Follow these alternate entry procedures for permit-required confined spaces.

296-809-700

Nonpermit confined spaces requirements.

296-809-70002

Follow these requirements when classifying a confined space as a nonpermit confined space.

296-809-70004

Reevaluate nonpermit confined spaces if hazards develop.

296-809-800

Definitions.

Helpful Tools:

Atmospheric Testing of Permit-required Confined Spaces (44 KB PDF)
Confined Space Entry Program Template to edit for your business. (122 KB doc)
Evaluating Rescue Teams or Services (94 KB doc)
Example Confined Space Entry Program (139 KB pdf)
Rules in Other Chapters that Cover Confined Spaces (37 KB pdf)
Sample Confined Space Entry Permits (179 KB doc)
Sewer System Entry (44 KB pdf)

 

 

 

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