Event Details

Unified Safety Standards for Fall Protection (Chapter 296-880 WAC)

Stakeholder Meeting on Rulemaking
Monday, March 21, 2022
1 p.m.


Meeting Details
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The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) would like to invite interested stakeholders to participate in updating the current Unified Safety Standards for Fall Protection rules, Chapter 296-880 WAC.

In August of 2021, DOSH received notification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) relating to L&I’s fall protection standard. The focus of OSHA’s concern is that some provisions of L&I’s fall protection standard may not be at least as effective as OSHA’s, a requirement of the Washington State Plan. Specific differences noted by OSHA include trigger heights for employees engaged in roofing work on a low pitched roof as well as constructing a leading edge, use of warning line systems, use of safety watch systems, and personal fall arrest requirements for those working in ski area facilities and operations.

Please plan to attend one of the upcoming virtual stakeholder meetings, held on March 21 and March 23, 2022. Stakeholder input is valuable and appreciated as we move forward with this rulemaking effort.

Please send any questions related to this rulemaking effort to Carmyn Shute.
Technical questions related to Unified Fall Protection may be sent to Erich Smith.

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