Event Details

Unified Safety Standards for Fall Protection

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Monday, August 15, 2022
1 p.m.

Location

To join on your computer or mobile app (Zoom):
https://lni-wa-gov.zoom.us/j/84647648222?pwd=eXdDZm11WEZkUlBoRkF4SnBRcW1rQT09

To join by phone (audio only):
1-253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 846 4764 8222
Passcode: 416963061

The hearing will start at 1:00 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 August 25, 2022.

Purpose

The purpose of this continuance is to provide another public hearing for rulemaking amending Unified Safety Standards for Fall Protection. The original virtual public hearing meeting link posted on the L&I website was faulty and did not allow the hearing to occur as scheduled. In order to ensure ample time for public comment, the comment period is extended to August 30. In August 2021, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) received notification from the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) relating to DOSH’s fall protection standard. The notification advised L&I that DOSH needed to amend the fall protection rules in order to be at least as effective as those administered by OSHA, as required by the Washington State Plan. This rulemaking proposes changes to sections of the current fall protection rule that address roofing activities including leading edge work, work performed on a low or flat pitch roof, and ski area facility and operations.