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Chapter 296-24 WAC

Last Update: 3/18/14

GENERAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS

WAC Sections

PART A-1
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
Subsections, subdivisions, items, subitems, and segments.
Purpose and scope.
Definitions applicable to all sections of this chapter.
PART A-2
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
RESERVE
Note: Personal protective equipment requirements have been moved to WAC 296-800-160.
Note: Electrical protective equipment requirements have been moved to WAC 296-24-980.
PART A-3
LATE NIGHT RETAIL WORKER CRIME PROTECTION
Note: Late night retail worker crime protection has been moved to chapter 296-832 WAC.
PART A-4
SAFETY PROCEDURES
Note: Safety procedures have been moved to chapter 296-803 WAC.
PART B-2
SAFETY COLOR CODE FOR MARKING PHYSICAL HAZARDS, ETC., WINDOW WASHING
Note: Safety color code for marking physical hazards, etc., window washing have been moved to WAC 296-800-11045.
PART C
MACHINERY AND MACHINE GUARDING
Note: Machinery and machine guarding has been moved to chapter 296-806 WAC.
PART D
MATERIALS HANDLING AND STORAGE, INCLUDING CRANES, DERRICKS, ETC., AND RIGGING
Handling and StorageCranes, Derricks, Etc.
Materials handling and storageHandling materialsGeneral.
Use of mechanical equipment.
Clearance limits.
Rolling railroad cars.
Guarding.
Overhead and gantry cranes.
Definitions.
General requirements.
Cabs.
Footwalks and ladders.
Stops, bumpers, rail sweeps, and guards.
Brakes.
Electric equipment.
Hoisting equipment.
Warning device.
Inspection.
Testing.
Maintenance.
Rope inspection.
Handling the load.
Operators.
Other requirementsGeneral.
Crane and derrick suspended personnel (work) platforms.
Construction, operation and maintenanceChain and electric hoists.
Air hoists.
Crawler locomotive and truck cranes.
Definitions.
General requirements.
Load ratings.
Inspection classification.
Testing.
Maintenance procedure.
Rope inspection.
Handling the load.
Other requirements.
Operating near overhead electric power lines.
Derricks.
Definitions.
General requirements.
Load ratings.
Inspection.
Testing.
Maintenance.
Rope inspection.
Operations of derricks.
Handling the load.
Other requirements.
"A" frames.
Rigging.
Wire rope.
Hemp rope.
Hemp and wire rope slings.
Guys.
Thimbles.
Blocks and falls.
Chains and cables.
Slings.
Definitions.
Safe operating practices.
Inspections.
Alloy steel chain slings.
Wire rope slings.
Metal mesh slings.
Natural and synthetic fiber rope slings.
Synthetic web slings.
PART E
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS, SPRAY FINISHING
Hazardous Materials
Compressed gases (general requirements).
Inspection of compressed gas cylinders.
Compressed gases.
Safety relief devices for compressed gas containers.
Acetylene.
Cylinders.
Piped systems.
Generators and filling cylinders.
Hydrogen.
General.
Gaseous hydrogen systems.
Liquefied hydrogen systems.
Oxygen.
Scope.
Bulk oxygen systems.
Nitrous oxide.
Flammable liquids.
Definitions.
Scope.
Tank storage.
Piping, valves, and fittings.
Container and portable tank storage.
Industrial plants.
Bulk plants.
Service stations.
Processing plants.
Refineries, chemical plants, and distilleries.
Spray finishing using flammable materials.
Definitions.
Spray booths.
Electrical and other sources of ignition.
Ventilation.
Flammable liquids and liquids with a flashpoint greater than 199.4°F (93°C).
Protection.
Operations and maintenance.
Fixed electrostatic apparatus.
Electrostatic hand spraying equipment.
Drying, curing, or fusion apparatus.
Automobile undercoating in garages.
Powder coating.
Organic peroxides and dual component coatings.
Scope.
Chlorine cylinders used in chlorinator systems.
PART F-1
STORAGE AND HANDLING OF LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES
Storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gases.
Definitions.
Scope.
Basic rules.
Cylinder systems.
Systems utilizing containers other than DOT containers.
Liquefied petroleum gas as a motor fuel.
Storage of containers awaiting use or resale.
Liquefied petroleum gas service stations.
PART F-2
STORAGE AND HANDLING OF ANHYDROUS AMMONIA
Note: Storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia has been moved to chapter 296-826 WAC.
PART G-1
MEANS OF EGRESS
Definitions.
Automatic sprinkler systems.
Fire alarm signaling systems.
Employee emergency plans and fire prevention plans.
Appendix.
PART G-2
FIRE PROTECTION
Fire protection.
Definitions applicable to fire protection.
Scope, application and definitions applicable.
PART G-3
FIRE SUPPRESSION EQUIPMENT
Portable fire extinguishers.
Scope and application.
Hydrostatic testing.
Appendix APortable fire extinguishers.
Standpipe and hose systems.
Scope and application.
Protection of standpipes.
Equipment.
Water supply.
Tests and maintenance.
Appendix AStandpipe and hose systems.
Automatic sprinkler systems.
Scope and application.
Exemptions.
General requirements.
Appendix AAutomatic sprinkler systems.
Fixed extinguishing systems, general.
Scope and application.
General requirements.
Total flooding systems with potential health and safety hazards to employees.
Appendix AFixed extinguishing systems, general.
Fixed extinguishing systems, dry chemical.
Scope and application.
Specific requirements.
Appendix AFixed extinguishing systems, dry chemical.
Fixed extinguishing systems, gaseous agent.
Scope and application.
Specific requirements.
Appendix AFixed extinguishing systems, gaseous agent.
Fixed extinguishing systems, water spray and foam.
Scope and application.
Specific requirements.
Appendix AFixed extinguishing systems, water spray and foam.
Fire detection systems.
Scope and application.
Installation and restoration.
Maintenance and testing.
Protection of fire detectors.
Response time.
Number, location and spacing of detecting devices.
Appendix AFire detection systems.
Appendix BNational consensus standards.
Appendix CFire protection references for further information.
Appendix DAvailability of publications incorporated by references in WAC 296-24-58505Fire brigades.
Appendix ETest methods for protective clothing.
PART H-2
SAFE PRACTICES AND VENTILATION OF ABRASIVE BLASTING OPERATIONS
Note: Safe practices and ventilation of abrasive blasting operations have been moved to chapter 296-818 WAC.
PART I
WELDING, CUTTING AND BRAZING
Welding, cutting, and brazing.
Definitions.
Installation and operation of oxygen fuel gas systems for welding and cutting.
General requirements.
Cylinders and containers.
Manifolding of cylinders.
Service piping systems.
Protective equipment, hose, and regulators.
Acetylene generators.
Calcium carbide storage.
Public exhibitions and demonstrations.
Application, installation, and operation of arc welding and cutting equipment.
General.
Application of arc welding equipment.
Installation of arc welding equipment.
Operation and maintenance.
Installation and operation of resistance welding equipment.
General.
Spot and seam welding machines (nonportable).
Portable welding machines.
Flash welding equipment.
Hazards and precautions.
Maintenance.
Fire prevention and protection.
Basic precautions.
Special precautions.
Welding or cutting containers.
Confined spaces.
Protection of employees.
General.
Eye protection.
Protective clothing.
Work in confined spaces.
Health protection and ventilation.
General.
Ventilation for general welding and cutting.
Local exhaust hoods and booths.
Ventilation in confined spaces.
Fluorine compounds.
Zinc.
Lead.
Beryllium.
Cadmium.
Mercury.
Cleaning compounds.
Cutting of stainless steels.
First-aid equipment.
Industrial applications.
Transmission pipeline.
Mechanical piping systems.
Welding, cutting, and heating in way of preservative coatings.
PART J-1
WORKING SURFACES, GUARDING FLOORS AND WALL OPENINGS
Note: Requirements relating to portable ladders and fixed ladders have been moved to chapter 296-876 WAC, Ladders, portable and fixed.
Walking-working surfaces.
General requirements.
Aisles and passageways.
Covers and guardrails.
Steam pipes.
Guarding floor and wall openings and holes.
Terms.
Protection for floor openings.
Protection for wall openings and holes.
Protection of open-sided runways.
Railing, toeboards, and cover specifications.
Fixed industrial stairs.
Terms.
Application of requirements.
Stair strength.
Stair width.
Angle of stairway rise.
Stair treads.
Length of stairways.
Vertical clearance.
Open risers.
General.
Alternating tread-type stairs.
Other working surfaces.
Dockboards (bridge plates).
Forging machine area.
Veneer machinery.
PART J-2
SCAFFOLDS
Nonmandatory appendices.
PART J-3
POWERED PLATFORMS
Note: Powered platforms have been moved to chapters 296-869 and 296-870 WAC.
Appendix CPersonal fall arrest system (Part IMandatory; Parts II and IIINonmandatory).
PART K
COMPRESSED GAS AND COMPRESSED GAS EQUIPMENT
Inspection of compressed gas cylinders.
Definitions.
General requirements.
Inspection of low-pressure cylinders exempt from the hydrostatic test including acetylene cylinders.
Low-pressure cylinders subject to hydrostatic testing.
High-pressure cylinders.
Internal inspection.
Safety relief devices for compressed gas cylinders.
Definitions.
General requirements.
Safety relief devices for cargo and portable tanks storing compressed gases.
Definitions.
General requirements.
Air receivers.
General requirements.
Installation and equipment requirements.
PART L
ELECTRICAL
Electrical.
Electric utilization systems.
General requirements.
Wiring design and protection.
Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use.
Specific purpose equipment and installations.
Hazardous (classified) locations.
Special systems.
Appendices.
Working on or near exposed energized parts.
Safety-related work practices.
Training.
Selection and use of work practices.
Safeguards for personnel protection.
Use of equipment.
Definitions.