WSR 04-01-158

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed December 22, 2003, 11:19 a.m. ]

In accordance with RCW 34.05.230(12), below is a list of Policy and Interpretive Statements issued by the department for November 2003.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Carmen Moore at (360) 902-4206.


POLICY AND INTERPRETIVE STATEMENTS


WISHA Services Division


WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) #32.50 Application of Trenching Requirements During Rescues


This policy applied to WISHA inspections and consultations performed in relation to fire departments engaged in trench rescue operations. This is no longer in effect. It was self-cancelled on January 1, 1977, for most fire departments and on April 1, 1997, for all volunteer fire departments. Policy repealed April 1, 1997.


Contact Marcia Benn, Mailstop 44648, phone (360) 902-5503.


Insurance Services Division


POLICY 40.03 Bone Growth Stimulators


This policy applies to state fund and self-insurance workers' compensation claims and crime victim claims. This policy provides adjudicators with the guidelines needed when authorization for a bone growth stimulator is requested. This policy was amended November 1, 2003.


Contact Linda Norris, Mailstop 4310, phone (360) 902-4999.


POLICY 40.17 Payment for Tobacco Use Cessation Products for Spinal Fusion Candidates


This policy applies to state fund and self-insurance workers' compensation claims and crime victim claims. The policy provides adjudicators with the guidelines needed when request is received to pay for tobacco use cessation products. This policy was amended November 1, 2003.


Contact Linda Norris, Mailstop 4310, phone (360) 902-4999.

Carmen Moore

Rules Coordinator

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