Event Details

Longshore and Waterfront Operations & Restrooms in Ports and Railyards (Chapter 296-56 WAC)

Stakeholder Meeting on Rulemaking
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
1 p.m.


Meeting Details
Zoom Registration Link: https://lni-wa-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GeGErc_CTaWtpJJ6IYJYow
Due to a change in our platform license to accommodate more stakeholders virtually, attendees will need to register.

Or participate by phone: (registration not required)
Phone: 1-253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 851 2680 1309
Passcode: 5647223669

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The session will open at 12:50 p.m. to allow participants time to test sound, or request technical assistance if needed.


The Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) plans to initiate rulemaking for chapter 296-56 WAC, Safety standards-Longshore, stevedore and waterfront related operations.

The purpose of this rulemaking is to align the standard with the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for marine terminals in 29 CFR 1917, Subpart A; and Washington State Substitute House Bill 1706 (SHB 1706) regarding drayage truck operators access to restrooms when operating in/on a port or rail yard property. New requirements include access to restrooms and space for lactation. The departments of Health and Labor and Industries have jurisdiction to enforce the requirements set forth in SHB 1706. In addition, this rulemaking may include other housekeeping and formatting items.

DOSH shared draft language with interested parties in the longshore, stevedore and waterfront related operations industries during an earlier stakeholder meeting. Thank you to all who attended and provided input.

L&I invites parties interested in longshore, stevedore and waterfront related operations to a virtual stakeholder meeting. During the meeting, L&I will provide a brief presentation covering why L&I believes rulemaking is necessary and share the draft language, followed by an open forum for questions and comments. L&I welcomes stakeholder feedback.

For technical questions about this rulemaking, please contact Jim Rone, Safety and Health Specialist.

For questions about this rulemaking, please contact Cathy Coates, Administrative Regulations Analyst.

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