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Safety Standards for Window Cleaning

Chapter 296-878, WAC

Last updated: 12/20/2016

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WAC Description

296-878-099

Definitions.

296-878-100

Scope.

296-878-10005

Summary.

296-878-110

Training.

296-878-11005

Train workers to use window-cleaning equipment.

296-878-120

Building surfaces and fixtures.

296-878-12005

Make sure building surfaces and fixtures are safe to use.

296-878-130

Inspection procedures.

296-878-13005

Inspect the area to be cleaned.

296-878-13010

Inspect window-cleaning equipment before use.

296-878-140

Develop site-specific service and emergency plans.

296-878-14005

Develop a site-specific service and emergency recovery plan for window-cleaning operations.

296-878-150

Equipment.

296-878-15005

Select and use appropriate equipment.

296-878-15015

Select appropriate rope for suspended equipment.

296-878-15020

Select appropriate carabiners.

296-878-15025

Use fall protection equipment.

296-878-160

Warning signs and barricades.

296-878-16005

Provide warning signs and barricades when suspended equipment is used.

296-878-170

Power line clearances.

296-878-17005

Maintain clearance between window cleaners and power lines.

296-878-180

Window-cleaners' belts and anchors.

296-878-18005

Select appropriate window-cleaners' belts and anchors.

296-878-18010

Inspect the anchors you plan to use for window cleaning.

296-878-18015

Use window-cleaners' belts safely.

296-878-18020

Move safely on the outside of buildings.

296-878-190

Boatswains' chairs.

296-878-19005

Select appropriate boatswains' chairs.

296-878-19010

Safely use boatswains' chairs rigged with a block and tackle.

296-878-200

Rope descent systems.

296-878-20005

Select appropriate rope descent systems.

296-878-20010

Safely use rope descent systems.

296-878-20015

Safely use rope descent devices.

296-878-210

Equipment prohibited.

296-878-21005

Prohibit equipment from use.

Helpful tools:

Service and Recovery Plan (Window Cleaning) (47 KB doc)
Training Documentation Form (Window Cleaning)

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