WSR 14-09-092
[Filed April 22, 2014, 9:11 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The division of occupational safety and health (DOSH) has been petitioned and asked to modify the lockout/tagout requirements of chapter 296-78 WAC, Safety standards for sawmills and woodworking operations, to match the general industry lockout requirements of chapter 296-803 WAC, Lockout/tagout (control of hazardous records).
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: Adding a reference to chapter 296-803 WAC in WAC 296-78-71503 provides clarity and is more protective than the current WAC 296-78-71503, even though procedural and training requirements of WAC 296-78-71503 already require compliance with chapter 296-803 WAC. In addition, WAC 296-78-71503 must be at-least-as-effective-as the federal standard, 29 C.F.R. 1910.147, The Control of Hazardous Energy. Additional housekeeping changes may also be made throughout chapter 296-78 WAC.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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 (DOSH), P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620, phone (360) 902-5541, e-mail
April 22, 2014
Joel Sacks