This chapter applies to the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals. To determine if this chapter applies to your workplace, use Table 1.
1. When your laboratory operation is covered by this chapter, and you use any of the substances in Table 2, the following applies with the exception of formaldehyde use in histology, pathology, and anatomy laboratories. In histology, pathology, and anatomy laboratories you must follow the requirements in chapter 296-856
WAC, Formaldehyde. This chapter applies to all other formaldehyde laboratory uses as defined in Table 1:
a. The exposure limits and any requirement protecting employees from skin and eye contact in the rules listed in Table 2 will still apply.
b. Where the action level (or where no action level exists, the permissible exposure limit) is exceeded for a substance listed in Table 2, the exposure evaluation and medical surveillance requirements in the substance rule will still apply.
c. You are not required to meet other requirements of the substance rule.
2. To get the permissible exposure limits (PELs) for hazardous chemicals used in your laboratory, see chapter 296-841
WAC, Airborne contaminants.
WISHA Regulated Hazardous Chemicals
4,4' Methylene bis (2 - chloroaniline)
Methyl chloromethyl ether
3,3'-Dichlorobenzidine (and its salts)
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010
. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-828-100, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010
and 29 C.F.R. 1910 Subpart Z. WSR 14-07-086, § 296-828-100, filed 3/18/14, effective 5/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010
, and chapter 49.17
RCW. WSR 10-15-106, § 296-828-100, filed 7/20/10, effective 9/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010
. WSR 07-05-062, § 296-828-100, filed 2/20/07, effective 4/1/07; WSR 06-02-060, § 296-828-100, filed 1/3/06, effective 4/1/06.]