WSR 05-15-135

INTERPRETIVE AND POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed July 19, 2005, 9:27 a.m. ]

In accordance with RCW 34.05.230(12), enclosed are the policy and interpretive statements issued by the department for May-June 2005.

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



POLICY AND INTERPRETIVE STATEMENTS

WISHA

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 21.90, "Charter Vessel Inspections"

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 21.90, "Charter Vessel Inspections, "applies to all WISHA enforcement and consultation activities involving maritime inspections and/or consultations. It is substantively the same as WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum (WIOM) 99-1-H issued on January 29, 1999, which it replaces and rescinds. This new policy was issued May 9, 2005.

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

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 22.80, "Qualifications of Maritime Inspectors"

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 22.80, "Qualifications of Maritime Inspectors, "applies to all WISHA enforcement and consultation activities involving maritime inspections and/or consultations. It is substantively the same as WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum (WIOM) 99-1-G, issued on January 29, 1999, which it replaces and rescinds. This new policy was issued May 9, 2005.

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

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 29.50, "Warning Lines Used for Fall Protection in Construction"

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 29.50, "Warning Lines Used for Fall Protection in Construction, "provides guidance to WISHA staff regarding the use of warning line systems for fall protection in construction. This WRD, which will remain in effect indefinitely, replaces all previous guidance on the subject, whether formal or informal. This new policy was issued May 24, 2005.

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

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 2.07, "Closing Conferences"

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 2.07, "Closing Conferences, "which will remain in effect indefinitely, provides guidance to WISHA enforcement staff on the use of the "Closing Conference Highlights" form during an inspection. This WRD replaces all previous guidance on the issue whether formal or informal. This new policy was issued May 17, 2005.

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

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 2.25, "Focused Inspections in Construction & Third Party Recognition Programs"

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 2.25, "Focused Inspections in Construction & Third-Party Recognition Programs, "provides guidance for all WISHA enforcement activities involving employers who participate in construction association programs, specifically the ABC of Western Washington and the AGC of Washington. This WRD, which will remain in effect indefinitely, replaces and rescinds WISHA Interpretative Operations Memorandum 97-2-G, "Focused Safety Inspections in Construction." This new policy was issued May 26, 2005.

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

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 7.07, "Powered Industrial Trucks Used to Load and Unload Trucks and Trailers"

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 7.07, "Powered Industrial Trucks Used to Load and Unload Trucks and Trailers, "which will remain in effect indefinitely, applies to all WISHA enforcement and consultation activities involving WAC 296-863-40050, loading or unloading highway trucks with PITs. It replaces all previous guidance on the subject whether formal or informal. This new policy was issued May 17, 2005.

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

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 7.30, "Storing and Handling Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Spray Finishing"

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 7.30, "Storing and Handling Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Spray Finishing, "provides guidance to WISHA enforcement & consultation staff conducting inspections of spray-finishing operations. It is substantively the same as WRD 82-8 issued on April 7, 1982, which it replaces and rescinds. This WRD will remain in effect until the flammable and combustible requirements in WAC 296-24-330, 296-24-370, and 296-62-11019 are updated. This new policy was issued May 11, 2005.

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

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 21.55, "Boatbuilding of Vessels 65 Feet or Less"

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 21.55, "Boatbuilding of Vessels 65 Feet or Less, "provides guidance to WISHA enforcement and consultation staff, whenever they encounter boatbuilding activities. This WRD updates WRD 21.55 issued on March 8, 2005, and will remain in effect until rescinded. This policy was amended May 17, 2005.

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

WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 30.25 "Fall Protection during Excavation & Trenching Operations"

This regional directive provides guidance to WISHA consultation and enforcement staff regarding the appropriate application of the fall protection requirements in relation to excavation and trenching. It replaces all previous guidance on the topic, whether formal or informal, and will remain in effect indefinitely. This new policy was effective June 29, 2005.

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


SPECIALTY COMPLIANCE SERVICES


Driving by Minors in Non-Agricultural Jobs, ES.C.4.3

To implement a driving policy for minors that is compatible with the FLSA where it is more restrictive, and to clarify differences between state and federal law in order to remove jeopardy for employers. This new policy was issued May 23, 2005.

Contact Carlena Anderson or Mary Miller, Mailstop 44510, phone (360) 902-4692/(360) 902-6041.

Carmen Moore

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office