Event Details

Voluntary Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
1:30 p.m.


Enduris Training Center
1610 S Technology Blvd, Suite 100
Spokane WA 99224

A pre-hearing overview will begin at 1:00 p.m. The hearing will start at 1:30 p.m. and will continue until all oral comments are received.

L&I encourages the submittal of written comments, due by 5:00 p.m. on May 17, 2024.


The purpose of this rulemaking is to update chapters 296-155, 296-307 and 296-800 WAC, to allow the voluntary use of personal protective equipment (PPE) when workers feel the need to protect themselves from noise, dust, or possible infectious or contagious diseases. The voluntary use of PPE must not introduce hazards to the work environment and any PPE, including facial coverings, must not interfere with an employer’s security requirements.