WSR 16-18-086
[Filed September 6, 2016, 1:02 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-305 WAC, Safety standards for firefighters; chapter 296-800 WAC, Safety and health core rules; chapter 296-802 WAC, Employee medical and exposure records; chapter 296-833 WAC, Temporary housing for workers; chapter 296-843 WAC, Hazardous waste operations; chapter 296-848 WAC, Arsenic; chapter 296-849 WAC, Benzene; chapter 296-855 WAC, Ethylene oxide; chapter 296-856 WAC, Formaldehyde: eRules Phase 6.
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: This proposed rule making does not add or change requirements but will reformat rules to provide consistency in format and design and accessibility via mobile electronic devices. 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, which caused more confusion among customers. This preproposal will accomplish the following:
Consistent format for all DOSH safety and health rules.
Ability to use the DOSH web site for safety and health rules.
Easy to access rules for smart phone and 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 Josefina Magana, Administrative Regulations Analyst, Department of Labor and Industries, DOSH, P.O. Box 44600, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 902-4233, e-mail
September 6, 2016
Joel Sacks