WSR 16-16-106
[Filed August 2, 2016, 9:22 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-27 WAC, Recordkeeping and reporting.
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: We are proposing to update certain sections of chapter 296-27 WAC, Recordkeeping and reporting, to make sure we are at-least-as-effective-as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). They recently published changes to section 29 C.F.R. 1904.35, Employee Involvement, leaving some of our rules not as effective. This is the second time in two years that OSHA has made updates to their recordkeeping and reporting rules in 29 C.F.R. 1904.35. Other housekeeping amendments may also be proposed in this chapter.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: OSHA.
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, (360) 902-5541,
August 2, 2016
Joel Sacks