WSR 99-06-040

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed February 26, 1999, 11:41 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: First aid, chapters 296-36, 296-50, 296-59, 296-78, 296-155, and 296-301 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 49.17.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: On June 1, 1998, the Department of Labor and Industries updated first-aid requirements found in chapter 296-24 WAC. The department is proposing to update the first-aid requirements in the industry specific standards listed above in order to ensure consistency with previously adopted amendments to first-aid in chapter 296-24 WAC.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other state or federal agencies (other than OSHA) are known that regulate this subject.

Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in the formulation of these rules for proposal may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by commenting after amendments are proposed by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Michael McCauley, phone (360) 902-5779, fax (360) 902-5529, Department of Labor and Industries, WISHA Services Division, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620.

February 18, 1999

Gary Moore

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office