Rule Updates

Rules Under Development

DOSH eRules Project

All updates for this rule:

DOSH eRules Phase VII (WAC Chapters 296-32, 296-36, 296-37, 296-52, 296-59, 296-63, 296-67, 296-78, 296-79, 296-99, 296-115).

When the agency updated its website, template DOSH rules in HTML were broken and DOSH began forwarding rule users to the Office of the Code Reviser website, causing more confusion among customers. The pre-proposal package will resolve stakeholder issues that have caused confusion for rule users by bringing one clear and consistent format to all of our rules. This pre-proposal will accomplish the following: - No requirements are changing because of this pre-proposal. - Consistent format for all DOSH 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. Rules that are anticipated to be amended in eRules Phase VII include: Chapter 296-32 WAC, Safety Standards for Telecommunications; Chapter 296-36 WAC Safety Standards – Compressed Air Work; Chapter 296-37 WAC Standards for Commercial Diving Operations; Chapter 296-52 WAC Safety Standards for Possession, Handling and Use of Explosives; Chapter 296-59 WAC Safety Standards for Ski Area Facilities and Operations; Chapter 296-63 WAC Right to Know Fee Assessment; Chapter 296-67 WAC Safety Standards for Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals; Chapter 296-79 WAC Safety Standards for Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Mills and Converters; Chapter 296-78 WAC Safety Standards for Sawmills and Woodworking operations; Chapter 296-99 WAC Grain Handling Facilities; and Chapter 296-115 WAC Safety Requirements for Charter Boats743.

12/1/2015

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase VI (Chapters 296-59, 296-65, 296-301, 296-303, 296-304, 296-803, 296-811, 296-816, 296-818, 296-824, 296-835, 296-841, 296-842, 296-863, and 296-900 WAC)

Phase VI. The eRules project was initiated in response to complaints from customers and staff, and out of recognition that customers and staff want to use smartphones and tablets to access safety and health rules.

  • No requirements were changed because of this rulemaking.
  • Consistent format for all DOSH 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 were removed and replaced with numbers and letters for easier referencing.
  • Enhances rule update efficiency for customers through electronic postings.
738.

8/18/2015

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase V (Chapter 296-155 WAC Safety Standards for Construction Work)

Phase V. The eRules project was initiated in response to complaints from customers and staff, and out of recognition that customers and staff want to use smartphones and tablets to access safety and health rules. - No changes in requirements as a result of this rulemaking. - Consistent format for all DOSH safety and health rules. - Easy to access rules for smart phone and table users. - Easy navigation in PDF files provided through bookmarks in the rules. - Easier referencing by replacing bullets and dashes with numbers and letters. - Enhanced rule update efficiency for customers through electronic postings. - “Housekeeping” corrections such as correcting dead links and obsolete references. - Applying “plain talk” principles such as changing passive language to active for better clarity.730.

1/5/2016

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

6/2/2015

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase IV (Chapter 296-24 WAC General Safety and Health Standards)

When the agency updated its website template, DOSH rules in HTML were broken and DOSH began forwarding rule users to the Office of the Code Reviser website, causing more confusion among customers. This rule package will resolve stakeholder issues that have caused confusion for rule users by bringing one clear and consistent format to all of our rules. - No changes in requirements as a result of this rulemaking. - Consistent format for all DOSH safety and health rules. - Easy to access rules for smart phone and table users. - Easy navigation in PDF files provided through bookmarks in the rules. - Easier referencing by replacing bullets and dashes with numbers and letters. - Enhanced rule update efficiency for customers through electronic postings. - ‘Housekeeping’ corrections such as correcting dead links and obsolete references. - Applying ‘plain talk’ principles such as changing passive language to active for better clarity. Rules amended: Chapter 296-24 WAC, General Safety and Health Standards The changes were adopted 12/1/2015 and became effective on 1/5/2016.726.

1/5/2016

Rule Changes Effective

12/1/2015

PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

10/23/2015

Comments Due

10/16/2015

Public Hearing

9/2/2015

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

3/17/2015

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase III (Chapters 296-56, 296-809, 296-806, 296-828, 296-860, 296-864 WAC)

When the agency updated its website template, DOSH rules in HTML were broken and DOSH began forwarding rule users to the Office of the Code Reviser website, causing more confusion among customers. This rule package will resolve stakeholder issues that have caused confusion for rule users by bringing one clear and consistent format to all of our rules. - No changes in requirements as a result of this rulemaking. - Consistent format for all DOSH safety and health rules. - Easy to access rules for smart phone and table users. - Easy navigation in PDF files provided through bookmarks in the rules. - Easier referencing by replacing bullets and dashes with numbers and letters. - Enhanced rule update efficiency for customers through electronic postings. Rules amended: Chapter 296-56 WAC Safety Standards for Longshore, stevedore, and waterfront operations; Chapter 296-809 WAC Confined spaces; Chapter 296-806 WAC Machine safety; Chapter 296-828 WAC Hazardous chemicals in laboratories; Chapter 296-860 WAC Railroad clearances and walkways in private rail yards and plants; and Chapter 296-864 WAC Split (multipiece) rim and single-piece rim wheels The changes were adopted 12/1/2015 and became effective on 1/5/2016.716.

1/5/2016

Rule Changes Effective

12/1/2015

PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

9/21/2015

Comments Due

9/14/2015

Public Hearing

7/21/2015

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

8/19/2014

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase II (Chapters 296-807, 296-817, 296-823, 296-826, 296-865, 296-869, 296-870, 296-874 WAC)

Phase II. The eRules project was initiated in response to complaints from customers and staff, and out of recognition that customers and staff want to use smartphones and tablets to access safety and health rules.

  • No requirements were changed because of this rulemaking.
  • Consistent format for all DOSH 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 were removed and replaced with numbers and letters for easier referencing.
  • Enhances rule update efficiency for customers through electronic postings.
The changes were adopted 11/17/2015 and became effective on 12/18/2015.714.

12/18/2015

Rule Changes Effective

11/17/2015

PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

7/31/2015

Comments Due

7/24/2015

Public Hearing

6/16/2015

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

7/22/2014

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase I (Chapters 296-829, 296-832, 296-876, 296-878 WAC)

Phase I. The eRules project was initiated in response to complaints from customers and staff, and out of recognition that customers and staff want to use smartphones and tablets to access safety and health rules.

  • No requirements were changed because of this rulemaking.
  • Consistent format for all DOSH 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 were removed and replaced with numbers and letters for easier referencing.
  • Enhances rule update efficiency for customers through electronic postings.
684.

4/22/2014

PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

PDF: Response to Public Comments (CES)

3/12/2014

Comments Due

3/11/2014

Public Hearing

2/4/2014

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Expedited Rulemaking (CR 105)

PDF: Continuance Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Expedited Proposed Rule Language

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

1/23/2014

Public Hearing

12/17/2013

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Expedited Rulemaking (CR 105)

PDF: Continuance Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Expedited Proposed Rule Language

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

6/18/2013

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Expedited Rulemaking (CR 105)

PDF: Continuance Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Expedited Proposed Rule Language

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

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