Warehouse Distribution Centers Rulemaking


L&I filed the DOSH Permanent Rulemaking Order (CR-103P) and the FPLS Permanent Rulemaking Order (CR-103P) on May 31, 2024. The rule becomes effective July 1, 2024.

See all the rulemaking activity for quotas at warehouse distribution centers on our L&I Rulemaking page.

Learn more about our rulemaking process and terminology.


L&I responded to Second Substitute House Bill (2SHB) 1762 (2023), establishing requirements for warehouse distribution centers. 

2SHB 1762/chapter 49.84 RCW authorizes L&I to enforce the new requirements with certain violations enforced under the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act.

The adopted rules, effective July 1, 2024:

  • Provide definitions for clarity;
  • Reiterate quota time period and reasonable travel time requirements from 2SHB 1762;
  • Clarify a method for measuring employer size to help accurately determine whether an employer is covered by the rules;
  • Clarify violations of WISHA related to quotas;
  • Provide a table of examples of activities and how a violation of chapter 49.84 RCW could contribute to a violation of the safety standards;
  • Clarify employer recordkeeping requirements;
  • Clarify enforcement procedures;
  • Clarify employee protection from adverse action for failure to meet a quota; and
  • Clarify retaliation protections and enforcement.
Meetings & Timeline Rule Drafts & Documents

Final Adopted Rule Language

Proposed Rule Language

Preliminary Rule Language

Legislation & Laws

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