WSR 16-09-090
[Filed April 19, 2016, 11:20 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-823 WAC, Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens and WAC 296-27-031 Reporting fatalities, inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye as the result of work-related incidents.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed rule making in chapter 296-823 WAC is to update the recordkeeping and reporting requirements to be in line with those in chapter 296-27 WAC, Recordkeeping and reporting, as well as being at-least-as-effective-as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). When chapter 296-27 WAC was updated to be in line with OSHA, a piece of information was inadvertently left in that contradicts some of our requirements regarding when to report injuries. We are proposing to remove this during the rule-making process. Other housekeeping amendments may also be proposed in this chapter.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: OSHA.
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 Tari Enos, Administrative Regulations Analyst, Department of Labor and Industries, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-5541,
April 19, 2016
Joel Sacks