PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
[Filed March 5, 2019, 11:37 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Reinforcing steel and post-tensioning activities, chapter 296-155 WAC, Part O, concrete, concrete forms, shoring and masonry construction.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is in response to a petition by the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers received on November 20, 2018. Chapter 296-155 WAC, Part O, falls behind the newly revised 2018, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A10.9 (2013), standard when addressing hazards related to reinforcing steel and post-tensioning work. Identifying and amending relevant parts of chapter 296-155 WAC, Part O, will reduce employee exposures to falls, struck by things, and impalement hazards associated with collapse of formwork.
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 Carmyn Shute, Administrative Regulations Analyst, Department of Labor and Industries, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4650, phone 360-902-6081, fax 360-902-5619, email Carmyn.Shute@lni.wa.gov.
March 5, 2019