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DOSH eRules Phase XI (Chapter 296-32 WAC, Safety Standards for Telecommunications)

This rulemaking is part of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) eRules project. This rulemaking will not add or change requirements in chapter 296-32 WAC, Safety Standards for Telecommunications, but will reformat rules to provide consistency in format and design and accessibility via mobile electronic devices. This rulemaking will accomplish the following: consistent format for all DOSH safety and health rules; ability to use the DOSH website for 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; and enhances rule update efficiency for customers by allowing for faster updates through electronic postings.858.

8/6/2019

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase X (Chapter 296-45 WAC Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Chapter 296-307 WAC Safety Standards for Agriculture)

This rule is part of the Division of Occupational Safety and Healths (DOSH) eRules project. This rulemaking does not add or change requirements, but will reformat rules to provide consistency in format and design and accessibility via mobile electronic devices. The rulemaking will resolve stakeholder issues that have caused confusion for rule users by bringing one clear and consistent format to all of our rules. This rulemaking will accomplish the following: Easier access rules for smart phone and tablet users; bookmarks in the rules will allow easy navigation in PDF files; bullets and dashes will be removed and replaced with numbers and letters for easier referencing; and enhanced rule update efficiency for customers by allowing for faster updates through electronic postings. This rule will amend Chapter 296-307 WAC, Safety Standards for Agriculture. Note that amendments to Chapter 296-45 WAC will be removed from this rulemaking at the proposed rulemaking (CR-102) stage, as that chapter will be amended in separate rulemaking.787.

1/3/2017

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase VI (Chapters 296-305, 296-800, 296-802, 296-833, 296-843, 296-848, 296-849, 296-855, and 296-856 WAC.)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to create a consistent format across all Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) rules. The updated format provides easy access to rules from smart phones and tablet users. It also provides easy navigation in PDF documents, as well as easier referencing by replacing bullets and dashes with numbers and letters. Plain Talk writing principles have also been implemented throughout for greater clarity and comprehension. No rule requirements were changed as a result of this rulemaking adoption. References, formatting and minor housekeeping changes were made throughout the chapters in this rulemaking. Rules amended include: Chapter 296-305 WAC Safety Standards for Firefighters; Chapter 296-800 WAC Safety and Health Core Rules; Chapter 296-802 WAC Employee Medical and Exposure Records; Chapter 296-833 WAC Temporary Housing for Workers; Chapter 296-843 WAC Hazardous Waste Operations; Chapter 296-848 WAC Arsenic; Chapter 296-849 WAC Benzene; Chapter 296-855 WAC Ethylene Oxide; Chapter 296-856 WAC Formaldehyde. The changes were adopted 11/6/2018 and became effective on 12/7/2018.777.

12/7/2018

Rule Changes Effective

11/6/2018

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

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

10/9/2018

Comments Due

10/2/2018

Public Hearing

8/21/2018

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

9/6/2016

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase IX (Chapter 296-62 WAC, General Occupational Health Standards)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to create a consistent format across all Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) rules. The updated format provides easy access to rules from smart phones and for tablet users. It also provides easy navigation in PDF documents, as well as easier referencing by replacing bullets and dashes with numbers and letters. Plain Talk writing principles have also been implemented throughout for greater clarity and comprehension. No rule requirements were changed as a result of this rulemaking adoption. References, formatting and minor housekeeping changes were made throughout the chapter in this rulemaking. This rule amends Chapter 296-62 WAC General occupational health standards. The changes were adopted 12/18/2018 and became effective on 1/18/2019.773.

1/18/2019

Rule Changes Effective

12/18/2018

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

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

11/26/2018

Comments Due

11/19/2018

Public Hearing

10/2/2018

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

7/19/2016

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase VIII (WAC Chapters: 296-65, 296-301, 296-303, 296-304, 296-803, 296-811, 296-818, 296-824, 296-835, 296-841, 296-842, 296-863, 296-900)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to create a consistent format across all Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) rules. The updated format provides easy access to rules from smart phones and tablet users. It also provides easy navigation in PDF documents, as well as easier referencing by replacing bullets and dashes with numbers and letters. Plain Talk writing principles have also been implemented throughout for greater clarity and comprehension. No rule requirements were changed as a result of this rulemaking adoption. References, formatting and minor housekeeping changes were made throughout the chapters in this rulemaking. Rules amended in eRules Phase VIII include: Chapter 296-65 WAC Asbestos Removal and Encapsulation; Chapter 296-301 WAC Safety Standards for the Textile Industry; Chapter 296-303 WAC Safety Standards for Laundry Machinery and Operations; Chapter 296-304 WAC Safety Standards for Ship Repairing, Shipbuilding and Shipbreaking; Chapter 296-803 WAC Lockout/Tagout (Control of Hazardous Energy); Chapter 296-811 WAC Fire Brigades; Chapter 296-818 WAC Abrasive Blasting; Chapter 296-824 WAC Emergency Response; Chapter 296-835 WAC Dipping and coating operations (Dip Tanks); Chapter 296-841 WAC Airborne contaminants; Chapter 296-842 WAC Respirators; Chapter 296-863 WAC Forklifts and other powered industrial trucks; Chapter 296-900 WAC Administrative Rules. The changes were adopted 9/5/2017 and became effective on 10/6/2017.764.

10/6/2017

Rule Changes Effective

9/5/2017

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

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

7/14/2017

Comments Due

7/7/2017

Public Hearing

5/23/2017

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

5/17/2016

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

DOSH eRules Phase VII (WAC Chapters 296-52, 296-59, 296-78, 296-79, 296-99, 296-115)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to create a consistent format across all Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) rules. The updated format provides easy access to rules from smart phones and tablet users. It also provides easy navigation in PDF documents, as well as easier referencing by replacing bullets and dashes with numbers and letters. Plain Talk writing principles have also been implemented throughout for greater clarity and comprehension. No rule requirements were changed as a result of this rulemaking adoption. References, formatting and minor housekeeping changes were made throughout the chapters in this rulemaking. Rules amended include: 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 296-78 WAC Safety Standards for Sawmills and Woodworking Operations; Chapter 296-79 WAC Safety Standards for Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Mills and Converters; Chapter 296-99 WAC Grain Handling Facilities; and Chapter 296-115 WAC Safety Requirements for Charter Boats. The changes were adopted 8/1/2017 and became effective on 9/1/2017.743.

9/1/2017

Rule Changes Effective

8/1/2017

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

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

5/26/2017

Comments Due

5/19/2017

Public Hearing

3/28/2017

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

12/1/2015

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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