WSR 14-15-113
[Filed July 22, 2014, 8:23 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: eRules; chapter 296-807 WAC, Portable power tools; chapter 296-817 WAC, Hearing loss; chapter 296-823 WAC, Bloodborne pathogens; chapter 296-826 WAC, Anhydrous ammonia; chapter 296-865 WAC, Motor vehicles; chapter 296-869 WAC, Elevating work platforms; chapter 296-870 WAC, Powered platforms; and chapter 296-874 WAC, Scaffolds.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: When the agency updated its web site template, division of occupational safety and health (DOSH) rules in HTML were broken and DOSH began forwarding rule users to the office of the code reviser web site, causing more confusion among customers. This rule package will resolve stakeholder issues that have caused confusion for rule users by bringing one clear and consistent format to all of our rules. This rule making will accomplish the following:
No requirements are changing because of this rule making.
Consistent format for all DOSH safety and health rules.
Easy to access rules for smart phone and table [tablet] users.
Bookmarks in the rules allow easy navigation in PDF files.
Bullets and dashes are removed and replaced with numbers and letters for easier referencing.
Enhances rule update efficiency for customers by allowing for faster updates through electronic postings.
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, DOSH, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620, phone (360) 902-5541, e-mail
July 22, 2014
Joel Sacks