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Logging operations, Safety standards

Chapter 296-54, WAC

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Chapter 296-54 WAC (Safety Standards - Logging Operations)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to update the logging safety standards of Chapter 296-54 WAC Safety Standards Logging operations, per multiple petitions that were received from the Washington Contract Loggers Association (WCLA) in 2010 and 2014. The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) started rulemaking in response to the petitions. However, in 2012, L&I put their rulemaking efforts on hold to launch the Logger Safety Initiative (LSI). The WCLA petitioned L&I again in 2014 to reopen rulemaking efforts following the successful launch of the LSI program. Also, references, formatting and minor housekeeping changes were updated throughout the chapter specified above. The changes were adopted 8/22/2017 and became effective on 10/22/2017.616.


Rule Changes Effective


PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language


Comments Due


Public Hearing


PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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