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Chapter 296-62 WAC

Last Update: 3/18/14

GENERAL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH STANDARDS

WAC Sections

PART AGENERAL
Occupational health and environmental controlForeword.
Purpose and scope.
Definitions applicable to all sections of this chapter.
Unconstitutionality clause.
Application for waiver or variances.
PART BACCESS TO RECORDS
Note: Access to records has been moved to chapter 296-802 WAC.
PART B-1
TRADE SECRETS
Definitions.
Meet certain conditions if you withhold trade secret information.
Reveal trade secret information when it is needed in order to treat a medical or first-aid emergency.
Reveal trade secret information in nonemergency situations when requested by a health professional, employee, or designated representative.
Deny a written request for disclosure of a specific chemical identity in the manner specified in this rule.
Understand what is a trade secret.
PART C-1
RETAIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LABELING
Retain labeling required by the department of transportation.
Scope.
Retain readily visible DOT labeling.
PART DCONTROLS AND DEFINITIONS
Control requirements in addition to those specified.
PART ERESPIRATORY PROTECTION
Note: The respiratory protection rules for general industry have been moved to chapter 296-842 WAC. The respiratory protection rules for the agriculture industry have been moved to chapter 296-307 WAC, part Y-5.
PART FCARCINOGENS
CarcinogensScope and application.
Communication of hazards.
Definitions.
Requirements for areas containing carcinogens listed in WAC 296-62-07302.
General regulated area requirements.
Signs, information and training.
Reports.
Medical surveillance.
Premixed solutions.
PART GCARCINOGENS (SPECIFIC)
Vinyl chloride.
Acrylonitrile.
Appendix ASubstance safety data sheet for acrylonitrile.
Appendix BSubstance technical guidelines for acrylonitrile.
Appendix CMedical surveillance guidelines for acrylonitrile.
Appendix DSampling and analytical methods for acrylonitrile.
1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane.
Appendix ASubstance safety data sheet for DBCP.
Appendix BSubstance technical guidelines for DBCP.
Appendix CMedical surveillance guidelines for DBCP.
Ethylene oxide.
Definitions.
Permissible exposure limits (PEL).
Exposure monitoring.
Regulated areas.
Methods of compliance.
Respiratory protection and personal protective equipment.
Emergency situations.
Medical surveillance.
Communication of EtO hazards.
Recordkeeping.
Observation of monitoring.
Appendices.
Appendix ASubstance safety data sheet for ethylene oxide (nonmandatory).
Appendix BSubstance technical guidelines for ethylene oxide (nonmandatory).
Appendix CMedical surveillance guidelines for ethylene oxide (nonmandatory).
Appendix DSampling and analytical methods for ethylene oxide (nonmandatory).
Cadmium.
Scope.
Definitions.
Permissible exposure limit (PEL).
Exposure monitoring.
Regulated areas.
Methods of compliance.
Respirator protection.
Emergency situations.
Protective work clothing and equipment.
Hygiene areas and practices.
Housekeeping.
Medical surveillance.
Communication of cadmium hazards.
Recordkeeping.
Observation of monitoring.
Appendices.
Appendix A, substance safety data sheetCadmium.
Appendix BSubstance technical guidelines for cadmium.
Appendix DOccupational health history interview with reference to cadmium exposure directions.
Appendix ECadmium in workplace atmospheres.
A short description of Appendix F to 29 C.F.R. 1910.1027Nonmandatory protocol for biological monitoring.
1,3-Butadiene.
Methylene chloride.
Appendix A.
Appendix B.
Appendix C.
PART HAIR CONTAMINANTS
Note: The air contaminant rules for general industry have been moved to chapter 296-841 WAC. The air contaminant rules for the agriculture industry have been moved to chapter 296-307 WAC, part Y-6.
PART IAIR CONTAMINANTS (SPECIFIC)
Reserved.
Thiram.
Lead.
Appendix D sampling and analytical methods for benzene monitoring and measurement procedures.
Formaldehyde.
Appendix ASubstance technical guideline for formalin.
Appendix BSampling strategy and analytical methods for formaldehyde.
Appendix C medical surveillanceFormaldehyde.
Appendix DNonmandatory medical disease questionnaire.
Methylenedianiline.
Scope and application.
Definitions.
Permissible exposure limits (PEL).
Emergency situations.
Exposure monitoring.
Regulated areas.
Methods of compliance.
Respiratory protection.
Protective work clothing and equipment.
Hygiene facilities and practices.
Communication of hazards.
Housekeeping.
Medical surveillance.
Medical removalTemporary medical removal of an employee.
Medical removal protection benefits.
Recordkeeping.
Observation of monitoring.
Appendices.
Appendix A to WAC 296-62-076Substance data sheet, for 4,4'-methylenedianiline.
Appendix B to WAC 296-62-076Substance technical guidelines, MDA.
Appendix C to WAC 296-62-076Medical surveillance guidelines for MDA.
Appendix D to WAC 296-62-076Sampling and analytical methods for MDA monitoring and measurement procedures.
PART I-1ASBESTOS, TREMOLITE, ANTHOPHYLLITE, AND ACTINOLITE
Asbestos, tremolite, anthophyllite, and actinolite.
Scope and application.
Definitions.
Permissible exposure limits (PEL).
Multiemployer worksites.
Exposure assessment and monitoring.
Regulated areas.
Requirements for asbestos activities in construction and shipyard work.
Methods of compliance for asbestos activities in general industry.
Respiratory protection.
Protective work clothing and equipment.
Hygiene facilities and practices.
Communication of hazards.
Employee information and training.
Housekeeping.
Medical surveillance.
Recordkeeping.
Competent person.
Appendices.
Appendix AWISHA reference methodMandatory.
Appendix BDetailed procedure for asbestos sampling and analysisNonmandatory.
Appendix DMedical questionnairesMandatory.
Appendix EInterpretation and classification of chest roentgenogramsMandatory.
Appendix FWork practices and engineering controls for automotive brake and clutch inspection, disassembly, repair and assemblyMandatory.
Appendix GSubstance technical information for asbestosNonmandatory.
Appendix HMedical surveillance guidelines for asbestosNonmandatory.
Appendix IWork practices and engineering controls for Class I asbestos operationsNonmandatory.
Appendix JPolarized light microscopy of asbestosNonmandatory.
Appendix KSmoking cessation program information for asbestos, tremolite, anthophyllite, and actinoliteNonmandatory.
PART I-2HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM
Hexavalent chromium.
Definitions.
Permissible exposure limit (PEL).
Exposure determination.
Regulated areas.
Methods of compliance.
Respiratory protection.
Protective work clothing and equipment.
Hygiene areas and practices.
Housekeeping.
Medical surveillance.
Communication of chromium (VI) hazards.
Recordkeeping.
Dates.
PART JBIOLOGICAL AGENTS
Note: The bloodborne pathogen rules for general industry have been moved to chapter 296-823 WAC.
PART J-1PHYSICAL AGENTS
Physical agents.
Definitions.
Ionizing radiation.
Nonionizing radiation.
Pressure.
Vibration.
Temperature, radiant heat, or temperature-humidity combinations.
Outdoor heat exposure.
Scope and purpose.
Definitions.
Employer and employee responsibility.
Drinking water.
Responding to signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.
Information and training.
PART KHEARING CONSERVATION
Note: The hearing conservation rules for general industry have been moved to chapter 296-817 WAC. The hearing conservation rules for the agriculture industry have been moved to chapter 296-307 WAC, part Y-7.
PART LATMOSPHERES AND VENTILATION
Abrasive blasting.
Spray-finishing operations.
Oxygen deficient atmospheres.
Ventilation.
Definition.
Ventilation guide.
Adequate system.
Exhaust.
Make-up air quantity.
Design and operation.
Compatibility of systems.
PART MCONFINED SPACES
Note: The confined spaces rules for general industry have been moved to chapter 296-809 WAC. The confined spaces rules for the agriculture industry have been moved to chapter 296-307 WAC, part Y-8.
PART NCOTTON DUST
Cotton dust.
Appendix AAir sampling and analytical procedures for determining concentrations of cotton dust.
Appendix B-I through B-IIIRespiratory questionnaire.
Appendix CSpirometry prediction tables for normal males and females.
Appendix DPulmonary function standards for cotton dust standard.
Appendix EVertical elutriator equivalency protocol.
PART OCOKE OVENS
Coke oven emissions.
Definitions.
Permissible exposure limit.
Regulated areas.
Exposure monitoring and measurement.
Methods of compliance.
Respiratory protection.
Protective clothing and equipment.
Hygiene facilities and practices.
Medical surveillance.
Employee information and training.
Communication of hazards.
Recordkeeping.
Observation of monitoring.
Appendix ACoke oven emissions substance information sheet.
Appendix BIndustrial hygiene and medical surveillance guidelines.
PART PHAZARDOUS WASTE OPERATIONS AND TREATMENT, STORAGE, AND DISPOSAL FACILITIES
Note: The hazardous waste rules for general industry have been moved to chapter 296-843 WAC.
PART QHAZARDOUS CHEMICALS IN LABORATORIES
Note: The hazardous chemicals in laboratories rules for general industry have been moved to chapter 296-828 WAC.
PART RHAZARDOUS DRUGS
Hazardous drugs.
Scope.
Definitions.
Hazardous drugs control program.
Hazard assessment.
Engineering controls.
Personal protective equipment (PPE).
Safe handling practices.
Cleaning and housekeeping.
Spill control.
Training.
Implementation plan.