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.

Business WAC Reference Application
File Number
Exxel Pacific WAC 296-155-77105(3)(a) 11/29/2022 FN10939
Carmel Partners – Builder Developer​ WAC 296-155-77105(3)(a) 12/2/2022 FN10940
King County/Metro Transit Dept/Facilities Div/Power Distribution​ WAC 296-45-335(17)​ 12/12/2022 FN10941

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.