Rules Under Development

Electrical workers, safety standards for

Chapter 296-45, WAC

All updates for this rule:

OSHA Safety Standards for Electrical Workers Rule Changes

The department is responding to a Federal Register notice where the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published their final rule relating to Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment (29 CFR 1910 and 1926). This was published on April 11, 2014 and effective July 11, 2014. The department is required to update our rules to be at least as effective as OSHA. The department will have a number of provisions that may differ but will be at least as effective as the OSHA rule. These provisions may require economic analyses to determine the impact on the industry. In addition, references and minor housekeeping changes may be made throughout our chapters.719.


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Safety Standards for Electrical Workers (Helicopter Assistance)

L&I is working to update and clarify safety requirements in Chapter 296-45 WAC, Safety Standards for Electrical Workers, that relate to electrical work with helicopter assistance. Stakeholders asked L&I to work with them to update the safety standard. L&I intends to work closely with stakeholders to ensure electrical worker safety when they are working with the assistance of helicopters.678.


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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