WSR 98-14-050

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[Filed June 25, 1998, 4:26 p.m.]





Policy and Interpretive Statements



In accordance with RCW 34.05.320(12), the following policy and interpretive statements were recently issued by the department:



WISHA Services Division

WISHA Interim Interpretive Memorandum #98-2-A, "Non-Agricultural Use of Pesticides," provides guidance to WISHA enforcement and consultation staff regarding the appropriate application of pesticide safety requirements to employees and activities outside the scope of the agricultural standard. (Issued February 26, 1998)



WISHA Interim Interpretive Memorandum #98-2-B, "Further Delays in Methylene Chloride Enforcement," rescinds WISHA Interim Memorandum #97-11-A and enacts a limited stay in enforcement identical to that of federal OSHA. This WIM will remain in effect until August 31, 1998. (Issued February 26, 1998)



WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum #98-5-A, "Enforcement of chapter 296-45 (High Voltage)," provides guidance to WISHA enforcement and consultation staff comparable to that provided by federal policy. (Issued May 4, 1998)



WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum #98-5-B, "Charter Boat Safety Inspection," provides guidance to WISHA staff regarding annual and biennial inspection procedures. (Issued May 4, 1998)



WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum #98-5-C, "Training Requirements for Newly Hired WISHA Staff," provides guidance regarding training requirements for newly hired WISHA enforcement and consultation staff, including hygienists and safety and health specialists who began their duties on or after July 1, 1997. (Issued May 4, 1998)



WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum #98-5-D, "Technical Training of Current WISHA Staff," provides guidance regarding WISHA technical training and the fulfillment of the 40-hour requirement. (Issued May 4, 1998)



WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum #98-5-E, "Overview of Explosives Inspection Activity," provides regional managers, safety compliance supervisors, and explosives inspectors general guidance in the scheduling and conduct of explosives inspections. (Issued May 4, 1998)



WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum #98-5-F, "Inspection Procedures Unique to Explosives Inspections," provides regional managers, safety compliance supervisors and explosives inspectors appropriate guidance regarding inspection procedures unique to enforcement of the Explosives Act. (Issued May 4, 1998)



WISHA Interim Operations Memorandum #98-5-G, "Explosives Magazine Licensing Inspection Procedures," provides guidance to regional managers, safety compliance supervisors, and explosives inspectors regarding such inspections. (Issued May 4, 1998)



Contact: Teri Neeley

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(360) 902-5503

Michael Silverstein

Assistant Director

Donna Copeland

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