WSR 14-17-089
[Filed August 19, 2014, 7:35 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: eRules; chapter 296-56 WAC, Safety standards for longshore, stevedore, and waterfront operations; chapter 296-809 WAC, Confined spaces; chapter 296-806 WAC, Machine safety; chapter 296-828 WAC, Hazardous chemicals in laboratories; chapter 296-860 WAC, Railroad clearances and walkways in private rail yards and plants; and chapter 296-864 WAC, Split (multipiece) rim and single-piece rim wheels.
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 preproposal 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 preproposal will accomplish the following:
No requirements are changing because of this preproposal.
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 Megan Mulvihill, Administrative Regulations Analyst, Department of Labor and Industries, DOSH, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620, phone (360) 902-6068, e-mail
August 19, 2014
Joel Sacks