Event Details

Safety Standards for Ship Repairing, Shipbuilding and Shipbreaking

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
10 a.m.

Location

To join on your computer or mobile app:
Join Zoom Meeting at https://lni-wa-gov.zoom.us/j/84284319815?pwd=THV0c2hKeGJ4cVpKZkFjSkJzaUpNdz09

To join by phone (audio only):
1-253-215-8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 842 8431 9815
Passcode: 370932747

The hearing will start at 10:00 a.m. and continue until all oral comments are received.

L&I encourages the submittal of written comments, due by 5:00 p.m. on October 7, 2022.

Public hearings held virtually have proven effective in allowing greater public access, eliminating the burden of physical travel, and maintaining public safety. Accordingly, this public hearing will not be held in person.

Purpose

The purpose of this rulemaking is to better align chapter 296-304 WAC with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) personal protective equipment requirements for eye and face protection for Shipyard Employment found at 29 CFR 1915, Subpart I. This rulemaking would ensure chapter 296-304 WAC is at least as effective as OSHA requirements, as statutorily required per chapter 49.17 RCW, the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act. Additionally, this rulemaking will incorporate housekeeping and formatting changes.