Temporary Worker Housing (TWH)
Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Pybus Public Market
3 North Worthen Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
A pre-hearing overview will occur at 2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the start of the public hearing. The hearing will begin at 3:00 p.m. and continue until all oral comments are received.
L&I encourages the submittal of written comments, due by 5:00 p.m. on July 7, 2023.
Labor & Industries, in conjunction with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), filed Permanent Rulemaking under chapter 296-307 WAC, Safety Standards for Agriculture, to address the hazards of communicable diseases amongst occupants residing in temporary worker housing (TWH). RCW 70.114A.065 directs DOH and L&I to adopt joint rules for the licensing, operation and inspection of temporary worker housing. DOH filed permanent rules under chapter 246-358 WAC, Temporary Worker Housing.