Event Details

Safety Standards for Firefighters

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
10 a.m.


To join on your computer or mobile app (Zoom):
Password (if prompted): Fire@930

To join by phone (audio only):
253-205-0468 or 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 861 9842 8444
Password: 47522467

A pre-hearing overview will occur 30 minutes prior to the start of the hearing at 9:30 a.m. The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until all oral comments are received.

L&I encourages the submittal of written comments, due by 5:00 p.m. on March 6, 2024.


The purpose of this rulemaking is to update chapter 296-305 WAC. Labor & Industries received a petition requesting L&I update the language in WAC 296-305-03002, Hazardous materials. There have been many technological advances in the years since this rule was written, including in personal protective equipment (PPE) materials, certification and testing. The proposed amendments update the required standards for hazardous materials protective equipment. Under WAC 296-305-04001, Respiratory equipment protection, an update to the reference to ANSI/CGA G6-1, Commodity Specification for Air, will fix a typo in the standard number.