WSR 04-01-012


[ Filed December 4, 2003, 12:05 p.m. ]

The people of the state of Washington approved Initiative 841 on November 4, 2003. Initiative 841 directs that the state ergonomics regulations, filed on May 26, 2000, by the director of the department of labor and industries, and codified as WAC 296-62-05101 through 296-62-05176 are repealed as shown below.


The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:

WAC 296-62-05101 What is the purpose of this rule?
WAC 296-62-05103 Which employers are covered by this rule?
WAC 296-62-05105 What is a "caution zone job"?
WAC 296-62-05110 When do employers' existing ergonomics activities comply with this rule?
WAC 296-62-05120 Which employees must receive ergonomics awareness education and when?
WAC 296-62-05122 What must be included in ergonomics awareness education?
WAC 296-62-05130 What options do employers have for analyzing and reducing WMSD hazards?
WAC 296-62-05140 How must employees be kept involved and informed?
WAC 296-62-05150 How are terms and phrases used in this rule?
WAC 296-62-05160 When must employers comply with this rule?
WAC 296-62-05172 Appendix A: Illustrations of physical risk factors.
WAC 296-62-05174 Appendix B: Criteria for analyzing and reducing WMSD hazards for employers who choose the specific performance approach.
WAC 296-62-05176 Appendix C: Standard industry classification (SIC) codes.

December 4, 2003

Dennis W. Cooper

Code Reviser

Legislature Code Reviser 


Washington State Code Reviser's Office