WSR 15-17-103
[Filed August 18, 2015, 2:46 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: eRules phase VI; chapter 296-54 WAC, Safety standardsLogging operations; chapter 296-59 WAC, Safety standards for ski area facilities and operations; chapter 296-65 WAC, Asbestos removal and encapsulation; chapter 296-301 WAC, Safety standards for the textile industry; chapter 296-303 WAC, Safety standards for laundry machinery and operations; chapter 296-304 WAC, Safety standards for ship repairing, shipbuilding and shipbreaking; chapter 296-803 WAC, Lockout/tagout (control of hazardous energy); chapter 296-811 WAC, Fire brigades; chapter 296-816 WAC, Protecting trade secrets; chapter 296-818 WAC, Abrasive blasting; chapter 296-824 WAC, Emergency response; chapter 296-835 WAC, Dipping and coating operations (dip tanks); chapter 296-841 WAC, Airborne contaminants; chapter 296-842 WAC, Respirators; chapter 296-863 WAC, Forklifts and other powered industrial trucks; and chapter 296-900 WAC, Administrative rules.
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, the 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 Kevin Walder, Administrative Regulations Analyst, Department of Labor and Industries, DOSH, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620, phone (360) 902-5401, e-mail
August 18, 2014 [2015]
Joel Sacks