WSR 03-24-084

INTERPRETIVE AND POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed December 2, 2003, 2:20 p.m. ]

In accordance with RCW 34.05.230(12), enclosed is a list of Policy and Interpretive Statements issued by the department for October 2003.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Carmen Moore at (360) 902-4206.


POLICY AND INTERPRETIVE STATEMENTS


Specialty Compliance Services Division


Process for Objections to Apprenticeship Program Standards,
Policy # WSATC 03-01

The Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council (WSATC) issued this policy as a means of refining and clarifying the current apprenticeship program standard objection process. This new policy is effective October 17, 2003.

Contact Josh Swanson, Mailstop 44400, phone (360) 902-6411.


Frequently Asked Questions on the Family Care Rules, Policy # ES.C.10.

The purpose of this policy is to provide clarification regarding the new family care rules, chapter 296-130 WAC. This amended version incorporates needed edits to item no. 22 to clarify the description of the family leave provisions. This policy was issued May 29, 2003, and amended October 31, 2003.

Contact Carlena Anderson or Mary Miller, Mailstop P.O. Box 44510, phone (360) 902-5315 or (360) 902-6041.


Family Leave Act, Policy # ES.E.1

The purpose of this policy is to provide clarification regarding the Family Leave Act, chapter 49.78 RCW. This amended version incorporates edits, which clarify the family leave provisions. The format has also been updated to be consistent with the current format of questions and answers and numbering. This policy was issued April 2, 2002, and amended October 31, 2003.

Contact Carlena Anderson or Mary Miller, Mailstop P.O. Box 44510, phone (360) 902-5315 or (360) 902-6041.


Law Restricting Mandatory Overtime for Nurses, RCW 49.28.130 through 49.28.150, Policy # ES A.11

The purpose of the policy is to clarify the elements of the statute that are being enforced. No rules have been developed for this RCW. This policy was issued August 28, 2002, and amended October 31, 2003.

Contact Carlena Anderson or Mary Miller, Mailstop P.O. Box 44510, phone (360) 902-5315 or (360) 902-6041.


WISHA Services Division


WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 91-7A, "Inspection Procedures for Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) WAC 296-62-054"

This directive established guidelines, policies and clarifications to ensure uniform enforcement of the noted HCS requirements in WAC 296-62-054. With the revision of WAC 296-62-054 included in the CORE rules as, "chemical hazard communication," WAC 296-800-170, this WRD is no longer needed. Repealed October 20, 2003.

Contact Marcia Benn, Mailstop 44648, phone (360) 902-5503.


WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 90-6A, "Agricultural Pesticide Application and Storage"

This directive provided revised interpretations and guidelines in response to common questions concerning the application, posting, storage and documentation requirements for pesticides contained in the agricultural standards: WAC 296-306-400, 296-306-40003, and 296-306-40005 adopted by Administrative Order 92-24. It is outdated and no longer needed. Repealed October 20, 2003.

Contact Marcia Benn, Mailstop 44648, phone (360) 902-5503.


WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 84-9 (Amended) "Hearing Conservation Standard, WAC 296-62-09015 through 296-62-09055"

This directive provided clarification of the intent of the hearing conservation standard as an aid to compliance and consultation staff. It is no longer needed with the new hearing loss prevention (noise) standard, chapter 296-817 WAC, now in effect. Repealed October 20, 2003.

Contact Marcia Benn, Mailstop 44648, phone (360) 902-5503.


WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 89-2, "Audiometric Testing Using Insert Phones"

This directive established the compliance procedure to follow if an employer was observed using insert phones for audiometric testing. With the new hearing loss prevention (noise) standard, chapter 296-817 WAC, now in effect, it is no longer needed. Repealed October 20, 2003.

Contact Marcia Benn, Mailstop 44648, phone (360) 902-5503.


WISHA Regional Directive (WRD) 11.40, "Bloodborne Pathogens"

This directive provided guidance for all WISHA enforcement and consultation activities involving WAC 296-62-08001, the bloodborne pathogens standard (in Part J of chapter 296-62 WAC). It is no longer needed with the new bloodborne pathogens standard, chapter 296-823 WAC, now in effect. Repealed October 20, 2003.

Contact Marcia Benn, Mailstop 44648, phone (360) 902-5503.

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