Helpful Tools for Specific Rules

Helpful Tools provide optional information that can be customized or printed for your use. They may include:

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Name Description Use With
Sample Authorization Letter for Release of Medical Information Sample letter for releasing medical records Access to Records
WAC 296-062-052
Accident Prevention Program Guide Information to help you develop an Accident Prevention Program (APP) that meets the requirements of the Core Rules. It includes samples of an APP for several industries. Accident Prevention
WAC 296-800-140
Report of a Workplace Hazard A form that either an employee or employer can use to report a hazard. Accident Prevention
WAC 296-800-140
Center Punch Test Information to help you determine whether a powder actuated fastener is suitable for your base material. Accident reporting and investigation
WAC 296-800-320
Sample Tag for Cited Moveable Equipment Use this sample tag for marking hazardous equipment. Administrative Rules
Chapter 296-900, WAC
Arsenic Contamination in Soil Information and Guidance for Employers Optional forms to help you meet WISHA requirements if your employees are exposed to dust or soil. Arsenic
Chapter 296-848, WAC
Declination Form for NonEmergency Related Medical Evaluations Forms that can help you meet requirements if your employees may be exposed to arsenic. Arsenic
Chapter 296-848, WAC
Exposure Control Plan A model for developing your written bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan. Bloodborne Pathogens
Chapter 296-823, WAC
Criminal Evidence Forms to help law enforcement agencies collect and preserve criminal evidence. Bloodborne Pathogens
Chapter 296-823, WAC
Health Care Professional's Written Opinion for Post-Exposure Evaluation A sample form for health care professionals who evaulate employees exposed to bloodborne pathogens. Bloodborne Pathogens
Chapter 296-823, WAC
Health Care Provider's Written Opinion for Hepatitis B Vaccination A form for health care professionals who provide: Written opinions about the need for hepatitis B vaccination when employees are exposed to bloodborne pathogens. Bloodborne Pathogens
Chapter 296-823, WAC
Hepatitis B Vaccine Declination Form A form to document that an employee declined a Hepatitis B vaccination. Bloodborne Pathogens
Chapter 296-823, WAC
References A list of publications about bloodborne pathogens. Bloodborne Pathogens
Chapter 296-823, WAC
Sharps Injury Log A sample format for recording sharps injuries. Bloodborne Pathogens
Chapter 296-823, WAC
Training Documentation Form (Bloodborne Pathogens) A sample form for documenting bloodborne pathogen training. Bloodborne Pathogens
Chapter 296-823, WAC
Rules in Other Chapters that Cover Confined Spaces A lists of all other WISHA requirements for confined spaces. Confined Spaces
Chapter 296-809, WAC
Example Confined Space Entry Program Sample confined space entry programs for different industries to help you: Design your confined space entry program. Confined Spaces
Chapter 296-809, WAC
Confined Space Entry Program Template Examples of confined space entry programs, including a fill-in-the-blank form, for different workplace situations. Confined Spaces
Chapter 296-809, WAC
Sample Confined Space Entry Permits Three fill-in-the-blank confined space entry permits that can be modified to fit your particular entry. Confined Spaces
Chapter 296-809, WAC
Sewer System Entry Information about entering sewer systems. Confined Spaces
Chapter 296-809, WAC
Evaluating Rescue Teams or Services Information about permit-required confined spaces that help you do both of the following: Determine the type of rescue services you might need, and evaluate the performance of rescue teams or services. Confined Spaces
Chapter 296-809, WAC
Atmospheric Testing of Permit-required Confined Spaces Information to help you do the following for permit-required confined spaces: - Evaluate potential atmospheric hazards - Verify that acceptable atmospheric entry conditions exist Confined Spaces
Chapter 296-809, WAC
Pocket Guide to Safety - for the Roofing Industry A guide to help employers and employees in residential construction, to be used as a companion to the actual rules. Construction, Safety Standards for
Chapter 296-155, WAC
Accident/Incident Table A table to help you determine, after a workplace accident or incident, whether you need to contact L&I or do an investigation. Core Rules
Chapter 296-800, WAC
Additional Program Requirements Table A table to help you determine whether you need to create a total safety and health plan, beyond the Accident Prevention Program required in the Core Rules. Core Rules
Chapter 296-800, WAC
Employee Rights under WISHA A table that describes specific rights under WISHA for employees who report information about safety and health issues. Core Rules
Chapter 296-800, WAC
Hazard Assessment Checklist A checklist to help you assess hazards when evaluating whether employees need to use personal protective equipment (PPE). Core Rules
Chapter 296-800, WAC
Report of a Workplace Hazard A form that either an employee or employer can use to report a hazard. Core Rules
Chapter 296-800, WAC
Safety Meeting Minutes A form to document the minutes of safety committees or safety meetings. Core Rules
Chapter 296-800, WAC
Sample Hazardous Chemical Communication Program A form you can use for a Chemical Communication Program. Core Rules
Chapter 296-800, WAC
Sample Labels for Hazardous Chemical Containers Sample labels for containers of hazardous chemicals. Core Rules
Chapter 296-800, WAC
Sample Letter for Requesting a MSDS A sample form letter for requesting Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) from a manufacturer or distributor. Core Rules
Chapter 296-800, WAC
Training Documentation Form (Core Rules) A sample form for documenting employee training. Core Rules
Chapter 296-800, WAC
Dip Tank PPE Selection Tool A table to help you select appropriate PPE for dipping and coating operations. Dip Tanks
Chapter 296-835, WAC
Boom Supported Elevated Work Platforms Illustrations of various examples of boom supported elevated work platforms Elevating Work Platforms
Chapter 296-869, WAC
Manually Propelled Elevated Work Platforms Illustrations of various examples of manually propelled elevated work platforms Elevating Work Platforms
Chapter 296-869, WAC
Self Propelled Elevated Work Platforms Illustrations of various examples of self propelled elevated work platforms Elevating Work Platforms
Chapter 296-869, WAC
Developing Emergency Response Plans Information to help you develop an Emergency Response Plan. Emergency Response
Chapter 296-824, WAC
Record Retention A list of WISHA rules that require medical surveillance, with retention information. Employee Medical and Exposure Records
Chapter 296-802, WAC
Sample Authorization Letter for Release of Medical Information A sample form authorizing release of medical records. Employee Medical and Exposure Records
Chapter 296-802, WAC
Sample Medical Evaluation Declination Form Sample medical evaluation declination form for tests for potential exposures to ethylene oxide. Ethylene Oxide
Chapter 296-855, WAC
Sample Hazardous Chemical Communication Program A form you can use for a Chemical Communication Program. Hazard Communication (Pre-GHS)
WAC 296-800-170
Sample Labels for Hazardous Chemical Containers Sample labels for containers of hazardous chemicals. Hazard Communication (Pre-GHS)
WAC 296-800-170
Sample Letter for Requesting a MSDS A sample form letter for requesting Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) from a manufacturer or distributor. Hazard Communication (Pre-GHS)
WAC 296-800-170
Eliminating Noise Information to help you eliminate noise when employees are exposed to harmful levels. Hearing Loss Prevention (Noise)
Chapter 296-817, WAC
Hearing Protection Additional Information Information to help you evaluate hearing protection Hearing Loss Prevention (Noise)
Chapter 296-817, WAC
Noise Computation Examples Examples of noise computations and actions to take based on specific noise computation results. Hearing Loss Prevention (Noise)
Chapter 296-817, WAC
Job-Made Wooden Ladders Design and Construction Provides information concerning the design and construction of job-made wooden ladders. Ladders, Portable and Fixed
Chapter 296-876, WAC
Sample Lockout Procedures A fill-in-the-blank procedure that contains the minimum information necessary to meet WISHA requirements for controlling hazardous energy. Lockout/Tagout
Chapter 296-803, WAC
Ring Test (Machine Safety) Information on how to perform a ring test before mounting an abrasive wheel. Machine Safety
Chapter 296-806, WAC
Calendar Stopping Distances Chart A guide to help you calculate calender roll surface speed and determine acceptable stopping distances. Machine Safety
Chapter 296-806, WAC
Mill Stopping Distances Chart A guide to help you: Calculate Mill roll surface speed and Determine acceptable stopping distances. Machine Safety
Chapter 296-806, WAC
Abrasive Wheel Illustrations (Machine Safety) Illustrations of abrasive wheels, flanges, mounting instructions, and maximum exposure angles. Machine Safety
Chapter 296-806, WAC
Information Resources for Preparing Material Safety Data Sheets and Labels A list of publications to help you evaluate chemical hazards you import or produce. Material Safety Data Sheets and Label Preparation
Chapter 296-839, WAC
Determining Tire Safety Provides two methods you can use to tell if your tires are worn beyond the point of safety. Motor Vehicles
Chapter 296-865, WAC
Guidelines for Motor Vehicle Policies Offers you ideas and recommendations for establishing or improving motor vehicle safety policies in your workplace. Motor Vehicles
Chapter 296-865, WAC
Hazard Assessment Checklist A checklist to help you assess hazards when evaluating whether employees need to use personal protective equipment (PPE). Personal protective equipment (PPE)
WAC 296-800-160
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guide A guide to help you follow requirements for personal protective equipment. Personal protective equipment (PPE)
WAC 296-800-160
Abrasive Wheel Illustrations (Portable Power Tools) Illustrations of abrasive wheels, flanges, mounting instructions, and maximum exposure angles. Portable Power Tools
Chapter 296-807, WAC
Center Punch Test Information to help you determine whether a powder actuated fastener is suitable for your base material. Portable Power Tools
Chapter 296-807, WAC
Ring Test (Portable Power Tools) Information on how to perform a ring test before mounting an abrasive wheel. Portable Power Tools
Chapter 296-807, WAC
Examples of Typical Platform Stabilization Systems The three drawings in this helpful tool illustrate typical platform stabilization systems which are addressed in the Powered Platform rule. Powered Platforms
Chapter 296-870, WAC
Required Procedures for Respiratory Protection Program A questionnaire for conducting medical evaluations. Respirators
Chapter 296-842, WAC
Information About Respirator Selection and Classification Information to help you select and classify respirators. Respirators
Chapter 296-842, WAC
Using Assigned Protection Factors (APFs) for Respirator Selection Information to help you use the assigned protection factors. Respirators
Chapter 296-842, WAC
Key information About NIOSH Certified Respirators Information to help you understand how to find and use NIOSH respirator certification information. Respirators
Chapter 296-842, WAC
Planning for Medical Evaluation Information to help you plan for employee medical evaluations for respirator use. Respirators
Chapter 296-842, WAC
Safety Meeting Minutes A form to document the minutes of safety committees or safety meetings. Safety committees/meeting
WAC 296-800-130
Scaffold Illustrations Illustrations of different types of scaffolds. Scaffolds
Chapter 296-874, WAC
Training Checklist (Split Rims) Use this optional form to help you document that each employee has received and demonstrated training as required by WAC 296-864-60010, Make sure employees demonstrate and retain the ability to service rim wheels safely. Split Rims
Chapter 296-864, WAC
Service and Recovery Plan (Window Cleaning) A form to help you develop a site-specific service and emergency recovery plan for window cleaning. Window Cleaning
Chapter 296-878, WAC
Training Documentation Form (Window Cleaning) An employee training documentation sample form for window-cleaning equipment. Window Cleaning
Chapter 296-878, WAC

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