Unified Safety Standards for Fall ProtectionPublic Hearing on Proposed Rules
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Dept. of Labor and Industries
12806 Gateway Drive S
Tukwila WA 98168
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.
Rules AffectedView the affected rules, purpose, and rulemaking status
This rulemaking amends L&I's fall protection rules. 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 to amend the fall protection rule in chapter 296-880 WAC in order to be at least as effective as those administered by OSHA, as required by the Washington State Plan. This rulemaking amends 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.