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
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.