WSR 97-02-089

POLICY AND INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[Filed December 31, 1996, 3:29 p.m.]

Following is the policy and interpretive statement report for the month of November 1996 for publication.

policy and interpretive statement


Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum #96-10-A, "Internal Procedures Regarding Safety Plus in Construction," describes procedures to be followed by department staff in implementing the Safety Plus Pilot Program.

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Interpretive Memorandum #96-11-B, "Electrical Work and Confined Space Hazards Under Chapters 296-45 and 296-62 WAC," provides guidance to WISHA consultation and compliance staff in the appropriate application of each standard's provisions to common situations.

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum #96-11-B, "Notifying Complainants of Discrimination Protection," supplements existing guidance on this subject.

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum #96-11-C, "Final Orders and Repeat/FTA Citations," provides guidance to WISHA compliance staff regarding such citations.

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Interpretive Memorandum #96-11-D, "Firefighter Training Under Chapter 296-305 WAC," provides guidance to WISHA consultation and compliance staff related to the appropriate application of these requirements.

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Interpretive Memorandum #96-11-E, "Laboratory Hood Ventilation Specifications in Part F (Carcinogens)," provides guidance to WISHA consultation and compliance staff in the proper application of WAC 296-62-073.

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Interpretive Memorandum #96-11-F, "1994 NIOSH Pocket Guide IDLH Values," provides guidance to WISHA consultation and compliance staff similar to that provided to federal staff.

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Interpretive Memorandum #96-11-G, "Vertical Food Mixers and the Bakery Standard," supersedes WISHA Interim Memo #96-3-F, which is hereby canceled. This memo adjusts enforcement practices not directly related to the interpretive issues.

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum #96-11-H, "Hold on Citations Regarding Vertical Food Mixers," provides guidance to regional compliance staff in relation to current inspections and to regional hearings officers and other involved staff in relation to pending appeals.

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum #96-11-I, "WISHA Jurisdiction on Native American Tribal Lands," provides guidance to WISHA compliance staff in handling complaints and referrals in which tribal jurisdiction becomes an issue.

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum #96-11-J, "WISHA Discrimination Policies and Procedures," implements Investigations Policy 73.01 and WISHA Discrimination Investigation Procedure Manual documents until such time as their substance can be incorporated into the WISHA Administration Manual currently under development.

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Interpretive Memorandum #96-11-K, "Emergency Response to Hazardous Substance Releases," confirms existing and previous enforcement policy under the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) regarding employer responsibilities during such hazardous substance release emergencies.

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Interpretive Memorandum #96-11-L, "Fall Protection and Grain Inspectors," provides guidance to WISHA staff regarding this issue. It incorporates the substance of WIM #96-7-E, which is hereby repealed.

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum #96-11-M, "Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Pesticide Inspections," implements the MOU, which applies whenever WISHA consultation or compliance staff are conducting activities related to pesticides.

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Interpretive Memorandum #96-11-N, "Toe Boards on Scaffolds," provides guidance to WISHA consultation and compliance staff regarding situations such as, where employees and others cannot be exposed to falling objects below the scaffold, etc.

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Interpretive Memorandum #96-11-O, "Use of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pope [Pipe] in Compressed Air Systems," provides guidance to WISHA consultation and compliance staff in the appropriate application of the employer's "safe place" obligations in relation to PVC pipe.

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Interpretive Memorandum #96-11-P, "Joint Employers' in Agriculture," provides similar guidance to WISHA consultation and compliance staff as the April 1994 interpretation by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum #96-11-Q, "WISHA Jurisdiction on the Hanford Reservation," implements the substance of correspondence between the director of the Department of Labor and Industries and Region X of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Contact: Teri Neely

Mailstop 4648

(360) 902-5503

Frank Leuck, Assistant Director

Consultation and Compliance

Research and Information Services

The Department of Labor and Industries in Provider Bulletin 96-09 describes its new policies, billing procedures, and reimbursement rates in regards to hearing related services and devices. These new policies and reimbursement rates take effect December 1, 1996.

Contact: Linda Alguire

Mailstop 4322

(360) 902-6799

Joe Bell, Assistant Director

Research and Information Services

Marie Myerchin-Redifer

Rules Coordinator

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office