LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Effective Date of Rule: February 1, 2007.
Purpose: Chapter 196-127 WAC, Prevailing wage, prevailing wage rates on public works projects are determined and enforced according to the trade, occupation, or "classification" of work actually performed. The purpose of this rule making is to write scope of work descriptions for three job classifications that have wage rates but no written scope of work descriptions. This rule making will include scope of work descriptions for: Street sweepers, stage rigging mechanics, and tinting and coating installers (formally known as solar controls for windows).
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 39.12 RCW and RCW 43.22.270.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-21-093 on October 17, 2006.
A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Trista Zugel, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone (360) 902-5860, fax (360) 902-5292, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 3, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 3, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 3, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: December 19, 2006.
WAC 296-127-01392 Stage rigging mechanics (nonstructural). For the purpose of the Washington state public works law, chapter 39.12 RCW, stage rigging mechanics perform nonpermanent mechanical and operational stage rigging work for theatrical performances and productions (regardless of the size of the production), and is work requiring the use of manual hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, motor systems, electro-mechanic and stage rigging systems and methods for controlling and linking these.
The work includes, but is not limited to:
• Assembling, working with, or disassembling cables, pulleys, tackle, winches, automated scenery, or other gear associated with the lifting or supporting of objects above the floor.
• Installing, maintaining and dismantling the physical means of support for the overhead equipment related to the stage production. Set motor power and truss attachment gear.
• Maintaining suspended stage equipment.
Work performed under this scope does not include: Any work processes as described above which are necessary as part of a public works construction project for new construction, improvement, alteration or repair to maintain structural integrity to an existing system or theatrical facility.
WAC 296-127-01393 Street sweepers (nonconstruction). For the purpose of the Washington state public works law, chapter 39.12 RCW, street sweepers perform cleaning or sweeping work under a public works maintenance contract that requires the use of power brooms (sweepers), power vacuums, power blowers, or power washers. This work includes, but is not limited to:
• The cleaning or sweeping of streets, roads, fire lanes, parking lots, school grounds (campus streets), game courts and similar paved surfaces and other nonroadway surfaces or locations on or adjacent to schools, office complexes, parks, and similar publicly owned or maintained facilities or locations.
• Driving a street sweeping vehicle to clean streets, parking lots, and other similar surfaces of debris. Incidental hand sweeping or backpack air blowing may be required in tight areas where the sweeper brooms cannot reach. Fills vehicle water tanks and operates the controls to activate rotary brushes and water spray nozzles to facilitate debris collection, cleaning, and in order to control dust. Disposes of waste material. Performs minor vehicle maintenance of the sweeper by cleaning it, checking fluids and tire pressure.
The cleaning work covered by this scope is limited to a maintenance contract for the cleaning of streets or similar exterior surfaces.
Work performed under this scope does not include: Sweeping work necessary and in conjunction with a public works construction project to maintain and keep streets or similar surfaces clear of debris or the clean-up of streets or similar surfaces necessary during and after a public works construction project and prior to acceptance. Operation of street sweeping equipment during and after a public works construction project would fall under the classification of Operating engineers (equipment operators), WAC 296-127-01354, and operation of hand held or backpack air blowers or hand sweeping would fall under the classification of Laborers, WAC 296-127-01344.
Equipment operators (riding-type)
WAC 296-127-01394 Tinting and coating installer. For the purpose of the Washington state public works law, chapter 39.12 RCW, tinting and coating installers apply film, tints, and coatings to transparent surfaces. The work includes, but is not limited to:
• The application of any film, tints, and coatings to the interior or exterior of existing windows, glazed doors, partitions, shop fronts, etc. This includes special dyes, UV absorbers and metal coatings. This work also includes tints and coatings applied to reduce heat gain and glare, and low-emittance coatings to improve both heating and cooling performance.