WSR 18-07-091
[Filed March 20, 2018, 11:26 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-155 WAC, Safety standards for construction work.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, 49.17.420, and 49.17.430.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This proposed rule making, relating to crane decertification and reinstatement, is intended to provide clarity on the department's interpretation of these requirements. There has been documented confusion about when crane reporting and deactivation is required. These proposed changes would clarify what activities are covered, and will clearly state that damage to critical parts of the crane would require notification, rather than just implying it. The proposed language will also add crane tipovers as a reporting requirement, while the assumption is that a crane involved in a tipover would be given an inspection prior to returning to service. Addional [Additional] housekeeping changes will also be made.
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 Cynthia Ireland, Administrative Regulations Analyst, Department of Labor and Industries, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620, phone 360-902-5522, fax 360-902-5619, email, web site
March 20, 2018
Joel Sacks