Event Details

Safety Standards for Quotas for Warehouse Distribution Centers (2SHB 1762 Implementation)

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Monday, April 15, 2024
1:30 p.m.

Location

In-person:
Department of Labor & Industries
12806 Gateway Drive South
Tukwila WA 98168

A pre-hearing overview will begin at 1:00 p.m. The hearing will start at 1:30 p.m. and will continue until all oral comments are received. This public hearing will be held jointly with L&I’s Division of Fraud Prevention and Labor Standards.

L&I encourages the submittal of written comments, due by 5:00 p.m. on April 22, 2024.

Purpose

The purpose of this rulemaking is to implement Second Substitute House Bill 1762 (2SHB 1762), codified under chapter 49.84 RCW. The proposed rule will create new protections for warehouse distribution center workers who are subject to performance quotas. The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) shares responsibility for enforcing 2SHB 1762 with L&I’s Fraud Prevention and Labor Standards (FPLS) division, which is conducting separate but coordinated rulemaking. DOSH’s proposed rules provide clarification on the occupational health and safety standards for quotas created by 2SHB 1762 and describe how L&I will enforce the requirements of the bill. The anticipated effective date is July 1, 2024.