Rules Under Development

Recordkeeping and Reporting

Chapter 296-27, WAC

All updates for this rule:

Recordkeeping and Reporting - Phase 3 (Chapter 296-27 WAC, Recordkeeping and Reporting)

This rulemaking adopts amendments in Chapter 296-27 WAC, Recordkeeping and Reporting, to ensure the rule is at least as effective as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Over the past few years, Federal OSHA made multiple updates, with the latest changes occurring in January 2019. OSHAs multiple rulemaking projects impacted these specific sections: 29 CFR 1904.35 Employee Involvement (WAC 296-27-02111); 29 CFR 1904.36 Prohibition against discrimination (WAC 296-27-02113); 29 CFR 1904.40 Providing records to government representatives (WAC 296-27-03101); and 29 CFR 1904.41 Annual Electronic Submission of occupational injury and illness records; which now applies to all state plan states (WAC 296-27-03103). One of the most significant changes Federal OSHA made was to now require all establishments/employers operating in state plan states (and who meet the specified criteria) to comply with the annual electronic records submission requirements. Other housekeeping amendments were also adopted in this chapter. The changes were adopted 8/20/2019 and will be effective on 1/1/2020.774.


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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