Safety and Health Core Rules
Chapter 296-800 WAC

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Accidents

accident/incident table, Helpful Tools

confidentiality, 340, 330

documentations, 32025

equipment, not moving, 32010

investigation report, 32025, Helpful Tools, 330

investigations, 32020, 32025

reporting, 32005

Accident Prevention Program (APP)

development of, 14005

effectiveness in practice, 14025

elements of, 14005

hazardous gases and chemicals, 14005

injuries, 14005

safety and health program, 14005

safety committee, 14005

safety orientation, 14005

training program, 14020

written, 14005

Alarm Systems 

installing, maintaining, 31070

procedures for sounding, 31075

testing, 31080

exemptions, 31070

Alcohol, prohibited from workplace, 11025

Animals, as pests, 22020

APP see Accident Prevention Program

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Bathrooms

cleanliness, 23020

definition, 370

number needed, 23020

providing, 23020

Bees (see pests) 22020

Biological agents, 11045

definition, 370

Birds, as pests, 22020

Bulletin board, safety, 19005

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Change rooms 23070

Chemical agents

control of, 11040

definition, 370

Chemical containers, labeling, 17025

Chemical Hazard Communication,

(see employer chemical hazard communication)

Chemical name, definition, 370

Cleaning, (see housekeeping, bathrooms)

Construction work, safety and health rules

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Deaths 

investigating incidents involving, 32015

reporting, 32005

Definitions 370

Documentation

accident investigation, 32025

hazard assessment for PPE, 16010

hazard description form, Helpful Tools

PPE training, 16035

safety meeting minutes, 130

Drainage, 22025

Drinking water, potable (see water)

Drugs, prohibited, 11025

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Eating areas 23040

Electrical

approved purposes, 28010

other codes, 100

cords and cables, 280

covers and openings, 28025(1)

disconnecting means, 28022

equipment, inspecting, 28005

exemptions, 280

fittings, boxes, cabinets, outlets, 28025

grounding, 28040

guarding live parts, 28035

marking, 28020, 28022

outlets, 28025

overcurrent protections, 28045

receptacles, 28010

safety inspections, 28005

voltage, 28005

wet locations, 28015

working space, storage, clearance, 28025(2)

(see also flexible cords and cables)

Emergency washing facilities

Accessibility, 150

definition, 370

eyewashing, 15030, 15035, 15040

flushing equipment, supplemental, 15040

inspecting, 15035

maintaining, 15035

requirements, 15030, 15040

shower, 15030

water, 150

Employee

accident prevention and, 14005

definition of, 370

illness or injuries, reporting, 12005

responsibilities 12005

rights and responsibilities 12005

safe practices of, 12005

workplace safety, 12005

(see also communication, employer chemical hazard)

Employer, definition,  370

Employer chemical hazard communication

access to records, 17005

exemptions, 170, 17025, 17055

factory-sealed containers, 17040

indentify and list, 170

labeling, 17025

laboratories, rules for, 17035

multi-employer worksites, 17007

MSDS, 17020, 17040(2)

request, 170

training, 17030

translation to other languages, 17045

written, 170

(see also Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs))

Environmental tobacco smoke

exemption, 24005

prohibiting, 24005

smoking rooms, criteria, 24005

ventilation, 24005

Exits and exit routes

access to, 31025

alarm system, 31070

construction and repair, during, 31065

construction requirements, 31015

danger, minimizing, 31045

dead ends, 31025(2)

doors, 31030

emergency, 31045

freezers and refrigerated rooms, 31067

leading outside, 31020

lighting of, 31053

locking, 31030

marking, 31050

number of, 31005

openings, 31030

outdoor, 31040

signs for, 31050

size of, 31010

Exposure records, MSDS

definition, 370

access to, 18015

informing employees of, 18010

preserving, 18005

transferring, 18020

Extension cords, 28030

Extinguishers (see fire extinguishers, portable)

Eye protection, 16050

Eyewashing, 15030, 15035, 15040

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Face protection, 16050

Facilities, washing, 23025

lunchroom, 23060

change room, 23070

Fatalities, reporting, 32005

Fire extinguishers, portable

condition of, 30015

exemptions, 300

inspection, 30020

location of, 30005

maintenance check, 30020

maintenance of, 30015

providing, 30005

selecting and distributing, 30010

testing of, 30020

training in use of, 30025

types, 30010

Uniform Fire Code (UFC), 30010

Fire retardant paints, 31055

First aid

providers' roles and responsibilities, 15010

supplies, 15020

Flexible cords and cables 28030

Floors

holes and openings, 26005

load limits, 27005, 27015, 27020

open-sided floors or platforms, 26010 (1)

railings, 26010

safety, 27010

support of moving equipment, 27015

temporary openings, 26005

Flotation devices (see personal flotation devices)

Food service, 23045

Foot protection, 16050

Foreman crew, 130

Forms, samples (see Helpful Tools)

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Garbage containers, 23050

Garbage, removal 23055

Gloves (see hand protection)

Goggles, 16050

Grounding, 28040

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Hand protection, 16065

Harmful physical agent

definition, 370

Hazard assessment, 16005

Hazards, 110

Hazardous chemicals (see employer chemical hazard communication)

Head protection, 16055

Helpful Tools (sample forms)

Accident/Incident table

Accident Investigation Report

Additional Program Requirements Table

Employees Rights under WISHA

Hazard Assessment Checklist

Hazardous Chemical Communication Program

Labels (sample) for Hazardous Chemical Containers

Letter (sample) for requesting Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Report of a Workplace Hazard

Safety Meeting Minutes

Training Documentation Form

Hospitalization, reporting, 32005

Housekeeping

cleaning, 22005

drainage, 220

dust, minimizing, 22010

floors, maintaining, 22022, 22025

obstacles to, 22015

pests, 22020

proper drainage, 22025, 22030

sanitary conditions and, 22005

storage, 22035

vegetation, 220

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Illumination (see lighting)

Illustrations

clear distances, from live parts, 28025

container, labeled, 17025

disconnecting means, labeled, 28022

electrical distances from live parts, 28025

electrical outlet configurations, 28010

electrical tool grounding, 28040

electrical tool marking, 28020

flexible cords, 28030

guarded stairway opening, 26005

hole cover, 26005

labels, samples, 17025

live parts guarded by distance, 28035

material storage, examples, 22035

nonpotable water outlet, labeled, 23010

opened and guarded floor, 26010

polarity, normal and reverse, 28040

stair components, 25005

weatherproofed electrical equipment, 28015

Insects (see pests)

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Labor & Industries

regional offices, Contact Us

services, provided, Introduction, Contact Us

Labeling chemical containers, 17025

Life vests  (see personal flotation devices)

Lighting  210, 31053

Links to other information, Resources

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Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), 180

accessible, 180, 18015, 17020, 17040(3)

department (Labor and Industries), access to, 18015

employees, informing of, 18010

exposure records, as 180

factory-sealed chemicals, 17040

maintaining, 17015, 17020, 17040, 180, 18005

obtaining, 17020

preserving, 18005, 18020

records, 18015

target organ information, 17025

(see also employer chemical hazard communication)

Means of Egress (see exit routes)

Meetings, safety, 13020

Mice (see pests)

Minutes, safety meeting, 13020

Mosquitos (see pests)

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Narcotics, use of prohibited, 11025

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On-the-job orientation, 14005

Open-sided floors, 26010

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 370

Overcurrent, electrical protection of, 28045

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Personal flotation devices, 16070

Personal protective Equipment (PPE)

ANSI standards, 16050

coast guard approved, 16070

condition of, 16045

documentation, hazard assessment, 16010

drowning, protection from, 16070

employees, providing their own, 16045

employees, retraining, 16030

exemption, 160

eye and face protection, 16050

fire hazards and, 16055(3)

flammable liquids, for, 16055(3)

flotation devices, 16070

foot protection, 16060

hair, 16055

hand protection, 16065

hard hats, 16020

hazard assessment, 16005

head protection, 16055

personal flotation devices (PFDs), 16070

prescription lenses and, 16020

protective helmets, 160, 16055, 16020

providing to employees, 160, 16005

required, when necessary, 16040

selection of, 160, 16015

training employees, 160, 16025

training documentation, 16040

when to use, 16005

written certification of, 16010

Pests, controlling 22020

PFDs (see also Personal Flotation Devices)

Plants (see vegetation)

Platforms, 26010

Portable fire extinguishers, 300

Posters, WISHA, 200

Potable (see water)

Prescription drugs used in the workplace, 11025

Programs

accident prevention, 140

chemical hazard communication, 17005

training, 14020

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Railings, 25015, 26005

Rats, (see pests)

Reporting death or hospitalization, 32005

Resource section

Complete List of Safety & Health Rules

Links to Other Information

OSHA/WISHA Rules Comparison

Service Locations for Labor & Industries

Requesting Information

(also see Helpful Tools)

Rodents, (see pests)

Roofs, overloading, 27005

Rules, effective in practice, 11035

 

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Safeguards, 11010

Safety bulletin boards, 190

Safety committees, 130

conducting, 13020, 13025

establishing, 13020

minutes, 13020

Safety meetings, 130, 14005

crew, 130

orientation, 14005

Safety plan, 140

Safety training, 14020

Sealed containers, chemicals in, 17040

Service locations, Contact Us

Shoes (see foot protection)

Showers, 23065

Shower, emergency, 15030

Smoking, 240, 370

Squirrels, (see pests)

Stairs

covers, 26005

definitions, 370

exemptions, 250

fixed, 25005

handrails, 25015

hazards minimized, 25010

openings, 25010(2)

PPE, and, 26010(2)

provision of fixed, 25005

railings, 25015

winding, 25005

Standards, national or federal, 360

Statutory Authority

Storage, for safety, 22035

Structural integrity, 270

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Temporary floor openings, 26005

Tobacco smoke, 240

Toilet facilities, 23020

Toxic materials, 14020

Training

chemical hazard, 170, 17030

first aid, 150

portable fire extinguishers, 300

programs, 140

PPE, 16025

safety and health, 14020

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Urinal(see bathrooms)

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Varmints (see pests)

Vegetation, controlling, 22040

Vermin (see pests)

Volunteers, Introduction

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WACs, other, Resources

Washing facilities, 23025

Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA), Introduction

Wasps, (see pests)

Water (potable)

containers, 23005

definition of, 230, 23005

drinking (potable), 23005

nonpotable, 23010

shared cups and utensils, 23005(3)

Work clothes, 23075

Workplace, safe, 110

 

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