Required Training & Plans

Find your workplace training and plan requirements by using this table. Use the samples listed to help meet the rule requirements.

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
1, 2-Dibromo- 3-chloropropane

WAC 296-62-07342 through 07346

DBCP (1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane)
 

How Often:

Within thirty days of the effective date of this standard, the employer shall institute a training program for all employees who may be exposed to DBCP and shall assure their participation in such training program.

See: WAC 296-62-07342-15

Exposure control plan
 

See: WAC 296-62-07342-7

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A A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
Accident Prevention

WAC 296-800-140

Accident Prevention Program Safety Orientation for New Employees
 

See: WAC 296-800-14005

General training for new employees & OJT
 

See: WAC 296-800-14020

Accident Prevention Program
 

See: WAC 296-800-14005

L&I Sample Written Program Available:

Accident Prevention Program (APP) Guide

Acrylonitrile

WAC 296-62-07336 through 7340

Acrylonitrile
 

How Often:

At the time of initial assignment, or upon institution of the training program, and at least annually thereafter.

See: WAC 296-62-07336-15

Exposure Control Plan
 

See: 62-07336(7)(b)

Agriculture, Safety standards for

Chapter 296-307, WAC

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Arsenic

Chapter 296-848, WAC

Arsenic exposure
 

How Often:

Prior to potential exposure & at least every 12 months after initial training.

See: WAC 296-296-848-30005

Exposure control plan
 

See: 296-848-40005

Medical Recordkeeping
 

See: 296-848-30080

Asbestos removal and encapsulation.

Chapter 296-65, WAC

Asbestos supervisor training.
 

How Often:

A certified asbestos supervisor must attend an eight-hour supervisor refresher course prior to yearly certificate renewal.

See: WAC 296-296-65-012

Asbestos Worker Training Program
 

How Often:

Initial training required. Re-training required annually. Specific topics listed in rule must be met.

See: WAC 296-65-005

Asbestos, tremolite, anthophyllite, and actinolite

WAC 296-62-077

Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthopyllite and Actinolite Exposure Control Program
 

See: WAC 296-62 Part I-1

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B A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
Benzene

Chapter 296-849, WAC

Employees must be trained prior to potential exposure
 

How Often:

Every 12 months after initial training for employees exposed to airborne concentrations at or above the action level (AL) of 0.5 parts per million (ppm)

See: WAC 296-296-849-11050

Exposure Record requirements
 

See: 296-849-11090

Medical removal
 

See: 296-849-12050

Bloodborne Pathogens

Chapter 296-823, WAC

Bloodborne Pathogens
 

How Often:

Before assigning tasks where occupational exposure might occur.
At least annually and within one year of the previous training.

See: WAC 296-823-120

Biological agents (Bloodborne Pathogens)
 

See: WAC 296-823-11010

L&I Sample Written Program Available:

Sample Exposure Control Plan

Employees training records must be maintained.
 

See: 296-823-12015

Medical records requirements
 

See: 296-823-170

Butadiene

WAC 296-62-07460

Train each employee who is potentially exposed to Butadiene at or above the action level or the STEL in accordance with the requirements of the chemical hazard communication standard, WAC 296-800-170.
 

See: WAC 296-296-800-17030

Compliance Plan
 

See: WAC 296-62-07460-(6)(b)

Exposure Goal Program
 

See: 296-62-07460(7)

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C A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
Cadmium

WAC 296-62-074 through 07451

Cadmium Training Program
 

How Often:

Employees must be trained in the requirements that meet the Hazard Communications Standard, WAC 296-800-170.

See: WAC 296-62-07425 (4)

Compliance Program
 

See: WAC 296-62-07411(2)

Emergency Situations Plan
 

See: WAC 296-62-07415

Carcinogens (General)

WAC 296-62-073 through 07316

Carcinogens
 

How Often:

Employees must be trained prior to potential exposure.

See: WAC 296-62-07310-5

Coke Ovens

WAC 296-62-200

Coke Oven Training Program
 

How Often:

At time of initial assignment to a regulated area and at least annually thereafter

See: WAC 296-62-20019

Coke (from ovens) Exposure Control Program
 

See: WAC 296-62-20009 (6)

Recordkeeping requirements, Medical Surveillance program
 

See: 296-62-20023

Commercial diving operations, standards for

Chapter 296-37, WAC

Commercial Diving Operations. Employees must receive training to perform tasks safely
 

See: WAC 296-37-520

Diving Operations Safe Practices manual must be developed, posted and maintained
 

See: WAC 296-37-530

Written recordkeeping requirements
 

See: 296-37-575

Confined Spaces

Chapter 296-809, WAC

Provide training to each employee involved in permit-required confined space activities, so they acquire the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary to safely perform assigned duties.
 

How Often:

Training is required before assignment to work in confined spaces, or when there is a changed in assigned duties or confined space hazard for which specific training has not been covered.

See: WAC 296-809-400

When you have employees that will enter, a written program must be developed.
 

See: 296-809-300

L&I Sample Written Program Available:

.DOC: Confined Space Sample Written Program

Construction, Safety Standards for

Chapter 296-155, WAC

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Cotton Dust

WAC 296-62-14533 through 14543

Cotton Dust
 

How Often:

Employees must be trained prior to potential exposure and at least annually thereafter.

See: WAC 296-296-62-14533 (9)

Recordkeeping
 

See: 296-62-14533 (11)

Written programs
 

See: 296-62-14533 (7) and 296-62-14533 (5)

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E A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
Electrical

WAC 296-24-956 through 985

Electrical workers
 

How Often:

Employees trained in and familiar with the safety-related work practicesthat pertain to their respective job assignments. Classroom or on-the-job training is acceptable. The degree of training provided shall be determined by risk to the employee.

See: WAC 296-24-970

Electrical workers, safety standards for

Chapter 296-45, WAC

Electrical Workers
 

How Often:

Specific elements in rule must be met.

See: WAC 296-45-065

Electrical Workers Safety Program
 

See: WAC 296-45-075

Elevating Work Platforms

Chapter 296-869, WAC

Operator Training
 

See: WAC 296-296-869-500

Emergency Response

Chapter 296-824, WAC

Emergency Response
 

How Often:

Initial training and annual refresher training.

See: WAC 296-824-300

Emergency Response Plan
 

See: WAC 296-824-20005

L&I Sample Written Program Available:

Developing Emergency Response Plan

Employee emergency plans and fire prevention plans

WAC 296-24-567

Emergency Action Plan Training, if applicable
 

How Often:

The employer shall review the plan with each employee covered by the plan at the following times:(A) Initially when the plan is developed; (B) Whenever the employee's responsibilities or designated actions under the plan change; and (C) Whenever the plan is changed.

See: WAC 296-24-567-1-e

Emergency Action Plan
 

See: WAC 296-24-567-1-b

Fire Prevention Plan
 

See: WAC 296-24-567-2

Ethylene Oxide

Chapter 296-855, WAC

Ethylene Oxide Exposure
 

How Often:

Prior to potential exposure

See: WAC 296-296-855-20090

Employees must be notified in writing of exposure monitoring
 

See: 296-855-20060

Exposure records must be kept
 

See: 296-855-20070

Explosives, safety standards for the possession and handling of

Chapter 296-52, WAC

Possession, Handling and Use of Explosives
 

How Often:

WAC 296-52-64030 lists specific training requirements that must be met.

See: WAC 296-52-64030

Explosives Recordkeeping
 

See: 296-52-62045

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F A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
Fall Restraint and Fall Arrest

WAC 296-155-245 through 24525

Fall Protection Training in Construction (Fall Protection Work Plan)
 

How Often:

Initial training prior to permitting employees into areas where fall hazards of 10 feet or more exist. Training must contain specific elements outlined in rule. Re-training when changes in workplace, changes in type of fall protection used or when work practices indicate need for retraining.

See: WAC 296-155-24505-3-a

Sample training available from L&I:

Fall Protection in Construction 1: Overview of Fall Protection Requirements for Construction

Fall Protection in Construction 2: Fall protection required at 4 feet or more

Fall Protection in Construction 3: Fall protection required at 10 feet or more

Fall Protection in Construction 4: Fall protection systems specifications

Fall Protection in Construction 5: Other requirements specifications

Fall Protection Work Plan (Worksite Specific)
 

See: WAC 296-155 Part C-1

L&I Sample Written Program Available:

.DOC: Construction Industry APP Sample (incl. Fall Protection Work Plans)

Fire Brigades

Chapter 296-811, WAC

Employees must be trained appropriately for duties assigned.
 

How Often:

Training and education shall be provided to fire brigade members before they perform fire brigade emergency activities. Fire brigade leaders and training instructors shall be provided with training and education which is more comprehensive than that provided to the general membership of the fire brigade. All fire brigade members shall be provided with training at least annually. In addition, fire brigade members who are expected to perform interior structural fire fighting shall be provided with an education session or training at least quarterly.

See: WAC 296-296-811-300

Establish a policy for fire brigades.
 

See: 296-811-20005

Written procedures for special hazards
 

See: 296-811-30005

Fire extinguishers

WAC 296-800-300

Fire Extinguishers
 

How Often:

Initial training and re-training annually.

See: WAC 296-800-30025

Fire fighters, Safety standards for

Chapter 296-305, WAC

Firefighters
 

How Often:

WAC 296-305-05503 lists specific training requirements that must be met before they perform emergency activities and at least annually thereafter.

See: WAC 296-305-05503

Wildland fires
 

See: WAC 296-305-07019

Written safety policy
 

See: WAC 296-305-01505

L&I Sample Written Program Available:

.DOC: Firefighters - Sample Accident Prevention Program

First aid

WAC 296-800-150

First aid trained personnel must be available to provide quick and effective first aid.
 

How Often:

Initial training; then as specified by the training provider.

See: WAC 296-800-15005

Forklifts and Other Powered Industrial Trucks

Chapter 296-863, WAC

Employees must be trained prior to use of any Powered Industrial Truck as required.
 

See: WAC 296-863-600

Sample training available from L&I:

Safe Operation of Forklifts and Other Powered Industrial Trucks

Any modifications to Powered Industrial Trucks must be authorized in writing by the manufacturer.
 

See: 296-863-20010

Formaldehyde

Chapter 296-856, WAC

Exposure training
 

How Often:

Employees must be trained prior to potential exposure.

See: WAC 296-296-856-20020

Employee notification & Exposure records
 

See: 296-856-200

Medical Evaluations
 

See: 296-856-300

Respirators
 

See: 296-856-40030

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G A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
General Safety and Health Standards

Chapter 296-24, WAC

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Grain handling facilities, Safety standards for

Chapter 296-99, WAC

Grain Handling Facilities
 

How Often:

Employees must be trained in safe work practices. Specific topics listed in rule must be covered.

See: WAC 296-99-030

Hot work permits must be issued in writing
 

See: WAC 296-99-035

Housekeeping program must be developed
 

See: WAC 296-99-050

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H A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
Hazard Communication (Pre-GHS)

WAC 296-800-170

Hazard Communication Program
 

How Often:

Initial training required. Re-training required when new chemicals are used or processes change.

See: WAC 296-800-17030

Sample training available from L&I:

Chemical Hazard Communication Training Kit

Chemical Hazard Communication Program
 

See: WAC 296-800-17005

L&I Sample Written Program Available:

Written Chemical Hazard Communication Program Sample

Hazardous Waste

Chapter 296-843, WAC

Employees must receive information needed to work safely
 

How Often:

8 hours of refresher training at least every 12 months

See: WAC 296-296-843-200

Medical Records Recordkeeping
 

See: 296-843-220

Medical surveillance
 

See: 296-843-210

Hearing Loss Prevention (Noise)

Chapter 296-817, WAC

Noise Exposure Training
 

How Often:

When an employee is first assigned to a position involving noise exposure that equals or exceeds 85 dBA TWA8 and at least annually after that

See: WAC 296-817-20020

Sample training available from L&I:

Noise Exposure/Hearing Protection Training Kit

Staff conducting audits must be trained
 

See: WAC 296-296-817-50010

Audiometric recordkeeping
 

See: 296-817-40030

Hearing loss prevention activity recordkeeping
 

See: WAC296-817-20040

Hearing protection audits must be documented
 

See: 296-817-50020

Identify and correct deficiencies in your hearing loss prevention program
 

See: 296-817-20035

Helicopters Used as Lifting Machines

Chapter 296-829, WAC

Refueling training
 

See: WAC 296-296-829-30010

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L A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
Labs

Chapter 296-828, WAC

Employees must be trained prior to potential exposure to hazards.
 

See: WAC 296-296-828-20015

Chemical Hygiene Plan
 

See: WAC 296-828-20005

Medical Evaluations
 

See: WAC 296-828-20030

Ladders, Portable and Fixed

Chapter 296-876, WAC

Use of ladders and hazard recognition
 

See: WAC 296-296-876-15005

Late Night Retail Worker Crime Prevention

Chapter 296-832, WAC

Crime Prevention Training in Late Night Retail
 

How Often:

These training requirements only apply to employees working any time during the hours of 11 PM to 6 AM. This training must be conducted prior to the employee working this time period. Retraining required annually.

See: WAC 296-832-200

Training required as part of the Accident Prevention Program (APP)
 

See: 296-800-14005

L&I Sample Written Program Available:

Accident Prevention Program (APP) Guide

Laundry machinery and operations Safety standards for.

Chapter 296-303, WAC

Employees must be instructed in safe practices and potential hazards
 

See: WAC 296-296-303-02501(5)

Lead

WAC 296-62-07521

Lead
 

How Often:

Initial training required. Re-training required annually. Training must contain specific elements outlined in rule.

See: WAC 296-62-07521-13

Sample training available from L&I:

Lead In Construction Training Kit

Air Contaminants (Specific) Exposure Control Program
 

See: WAC 296-62 Part I

Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG)

WAC 296-24-475

Handling of Liquified Petroleum Gases
 

See: WAC 296-24-475

Lockout/Tagout

Chapter 296-803, WAC

Lockout/Tagout Program Training.
 

How Often:

Initial training required. Re-training also required when new machinery is used, assignments change or work habits identify need.

See: WAC 296-296-803-600

Lockout / Tagout Energy Control Program
 

See: 296-803-20005

Logging operations, Safety standards

Chapter 296-54, WAC

Accident Prevention Program training.
 

See: WAC 296- 54-515 (3) and (4)

Logging Operations
 

How Often:

Safety training for new employees

See: WAC 296-54-507-1

Accident Prevention Program must be in writing
 

See: 296-54-515

L&I Sample Written Program Available:

.DOC: Logging Industry Sample APP

Longshore, Stevedore and Waterfront Related Operations

Chapter 296-56, WAC

Employees must be trained
 

See: WAC 296-296-56-60006(1)

Longshore APP must be in writing
 

See: 296-56-60009

Longshore pesticide use -- Pesticide Signs must be clearly posted when hazardous atmosphere created.
 

See: 296-56-60057

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M A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
Machine Safety

Chapter 296-806, WAC

Press brake operators must receive training
 

See: WAC 296-296-806-46510 through 296-806-46512

Press operators must be trained
 

See: WAC 296-806-45534

Methylene Chloride

WAC 296-62-07450 through 07477

The employer shall provide information and training for each affected employee prior to or at the time of initial assignment to a job involving potential exposure to MC.
 

How Often:

At the time of initial assignment to a job where workers are exposed to methylene chloride, or whenever there is a change in tasks where their exposure to methylene chloride will increase.

See: WAC 296-62-07470(12)

Methylenedianiline

WAC 296-62-076

 

How Often:

Employees must be trained at the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter

See: WAC 296-62-07621(3)

Air Contaminants (Specific) Exposure Control Program
 

See: WAC 296-62-07613(2)

Plan for Emergency Situations
 

See: WAC 296-62-07607

Recordkeeping
 

See: WAC 296-62-07631

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N A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
Non-Ionizing Radiation Hazards

WAC 296-62-09005

Nonionizing Radiation
 

See: WAC 296-62-09005-4-f

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O A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
Outdoor Heat Exposure (Heat Stress)

WAC 296-62-095

Employee and Supervisor training on issues related to Outdoor Heat Exposure
 

How Often:

Prior to outdoor work which exceeds a temperature listed in Table 1, and at least annually thereafter

See: WAC 296-296-62-09560

Sample training available from L&I:

Outdoor Heat Exposure - Information and Training for Employees

Outdoor Heat Exposure - Information and Training for Supervisors

Address outdoor heat exposure safety program in written accident prevention program (APP);
 

See: 296-62-09530(1)(a)

L&I Sample Written Program Available:

.DOC: Example Addendum to the Accident Prevention Plan for Outdoor Heat Exposure

Overhead and gantry cranes

WAC 296-24-235

Overhead and gantry cranes
 

How Often:

Operators must be trained prior to use of equipment.

See: WAC 296-296-24-23529

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P A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
Personal protective equipment (PPE)

WAC 296-800-160

PPE Training
 

How Often:

Initial training; then when changes in workplace conditions, type of PPE or work habits show need

See: WAC 296-800-16025

Sample training available from L&I:

PPE Guide Volume 1

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hazard Assessment
 

See: WAC 296-800-16010

L&I Sample Written Program Available:

PPE Guide Volume 1

Powder Actuated Fastening Systems

WAC 296-807-150

Powder Actuated Tool Operator Training
 

See: WAC 296-807-15005

Power Lawnmowers

WAC 296-807-160

 

See: WAC 296-807-16015

Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals, Safety standards for

Chapter 296-67, WAC

 

How Often:

before being involved in operating a newly assigned process. Refresher training shall be provided at least every three years, and more often if necessary, to each employee involved in operating a process to assure that the employee understands and adheres to the current operating procedures of the process.

See: WAC 296-67-025

Process Safety Management
 

See: WAC 296-67-021

Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills and converters, Safety standards for

Chapter 296-79, WAC

Pulp and Paper Mills
 

How Often:

Specific requirements listed in rule must be met.

See: WAC 296-79-020-4

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R A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
Railroads

Chapter 296-860, WAC

Railroads
 

How Often:

WAC 296-860-20010 lists training requirements

See: WAC 296-860-20010

Respirators

Chapter 296-842, WAC

Applies to employees who are required to wear respirators for protection from toxic chemicals or dust in the air or oxygen deficiency. See WAC 296-842-160 For employees who voluntarily use respirators, see WAC 296-842-110.
 

How Often:

Initially, before worksite respirator use begins Periodically, within 12 months of the previous training

See: WAC 296-842-160

Sample training available from L&I:

Respirator Safety Training Kit

Develop and maintain a written program
 

See: 296-842-12005

L&I Sample Written Program Available:

Sample Respiratory Protection Programs

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S A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
Sawmills and woodworking operations, Safety standards for

Chapter 296-78, WAC

Sawmills
 

How Often:

On-the-job instructions on the safe use of powered materials handling equipment, machine tool operations, use of toxic materials and operation of utility systems prior to assignments to jobs involving such exposures.

See: WAC 296-78-515

Accident Prevention Program
 

See: 296-78-525

L&I Sample Written Program Available:

.DOC: Sawmill Industry Sample APP

Scaffolds

Chapter 296-874, WAC

Recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold they are using and understand the procedures to control or minimize the hazards. How to erect, dismantle and maintain scaffolds, when applicable.
 

See: WAC 296-296-874-20072 through 20076

Ski area facilities and operations, Safety standards for

Chapter 296-59, WAC

Ski Lift Operations
 

See: WAC 296-296-59-120

Skiing operations
 

See: WAC 296-59-027

Written safety plan for employees involved in ski area facilities and operations
 

See: WAC 296-59-027

Split Rims

Chapter 296-864, WAC

Hazards involved in servicing those rim wheels and the safety procedures to be followed. Tasks required in Table 6.
 

How Often:

Initial training prior to assignment. Ability to perform tasks and to service rim wheels must be evaluated. Additional training provided as necessary to assure proficiency is maintained.

See: WAC 296-296-864-600

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T A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
Telecommunications, safety standards for.

Chapter 296-32, WAC

Telecommunications
 

See: WAC 296-32-230-3

Written description of training program
 

See: WAC 296-32-230-3

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V A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
Vinyl chloride

WAC 296-62-07329

Vinyl Chloride
 

See: WAC 296-62-07329-9

Carcinogens (Cancer Causing) Exposure Control Program
 

See: WAC 296-62-07329 6c

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W A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rule Title/Topic (WAC Code) Training Required Written Plan Required
Welding, Cutting and Brazing

WAC 296-24-680 through 722

Arc Welding Equipment Operation or Maintenance
 

How Often:

Workers assigned to operate or maintain arc welding equipment shall be acquainted with the requirements of WAC 296-24-68501 through 296-24-68505, 296-24-69501 through 296-24-69507, 296-24-70001 through 296-24-70007 and 296-24-71501 through 296-24-71525; if doing gas-shielded arc welding, also Recommended Safe Practices for Gas-Shielded Arc Welding, A6.1-1966, American Welding Society.

See: WAC 296-24-68507-1

 

See: WAC 296-24-68507

Window Cleaning

Chapter 296-878, WAC

Window washing
 

How Often:

Before employees use window-cleaning equipment on the job. Additional training required per WAC 878-110.

See: WAC 296-878-110

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