LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 296-876 WAC, Ladders, portable and fixed, the training
requirements that are currently located in chapter 296-876 WAC
were inadvertently repealed in a rule making that was adopted
as WSR 06-16-020 on July 24, 2006. The purpose of this rule
making is to put the training requirements back into this
THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Elizabeth Smith, Department of Labor and Industries, P.O. Box 44001, Olympia, WA 98504-4001 , AND RECEIVED BY October 23, 2006.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this rule making is to move the current training requirements located in chapter 296-876 WAC to a different section in this chapter. There are no anticipated effects.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: These requirements, currently in this rule, were inadvertently repealed in a recent rule making with an effective date of December 1, 2006. They will be returned to the chapter under new numbers, with an effective date of December 1, 2006, so that there is no loss of protection.
Adding two new sections relating to training: WAC 296-876-150 Training -- Section contents.
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Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 49.17 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Department of labor and industries, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Tracy Spencer, Tumwater, (360) 902-5530; Implementation and Enforcement: Stephen M. Cant, Tumwater, (360) 902-5495.
August 22, 2006
WAC 296-876-150 Training -- Section contents.
To train employees who use ladders.
• Train employees to recognize ladder hazards and the procedures to minimize these hazards.
• Have a competent person train employees that use ladders in at least the following topics:
– The proper construction, use, placement, and care in handling ladders.
– The maximum intended load capacities of ladders that are used.
– The requirements of this chapter.
• Retrain employees as necessary to make sure they know and understand the content of the original training.