The Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) gives notice that the following companies have submitted variance applications (F414-157-000) for L&I's Safety & Health rules.

Project Hockey Hair LLC, Modera Northgate WAC 296-155-77105 (3)(a) 3/28/2022 FN10932
Washington State Department of Natural Resources WAC 296-37-570(4)(c) 3/30/2022 FN10933​
Business WAC Reference Application
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What is a variance?

A variance is an allowed deviation from a specific safety or health standard when an employer substitutes measures that afford an equal degree of safety.

A variance is not a means of legally avoiding compliance with a safety or health standard. To obtain a variance, it must be proven that employees will be provided with protection equal to compliance with the standard.

Where do I submit variance applications?

Send all variance applications (F414-157-000) to:

Safety Program Manager
Division of Occupational Safety & Health
PO Box 44650
Olympia WA 98504-4650

We will acknowledge all variance applications upon receipt.

For more information about variances, see the Variances rule (WAC 296-900-110), read the Variance Fact Sheet,  or contact L&I's Safety & Health Rules Variance program at 360-902-5568.