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Employer responsibilities: Safe workplace—Summary.

Your responsibility:
To provide a safe and healthy workplace free from recognized hazards.
IMPORTANT:
Use these rules where there are no specific rules applicable to the particular hazard.
You must:
Provide a workplace free from recognized hazards.
Provide and use means to make your workplace safe.
Prohibit employees from entering, or being in, any workplace that is not safe.
Construct your workplace so it is safe.
Prohibit alcohol and narcotics from your workplace.
Prohibit employees from using tools and equipment that are not safe.
Establish, supervise, and enforce rules that lead to a safe and healthy work environment that are effective in practice.
Control chemical agents.
Protect employees from biological agents.
Note:
Employees may discuss and participate in any WISHA safety and health related practice and may refuse to perform dangerous tasks without fear of discrimination. Discrimination includes: Dismissal, demotion, loss of seniority, denial of a promotion, harassment, etc. see chapter 296-360 WAC, Discrimination pursuant to RCW 49.17.160, for a complete description of discrimination and the department's responsibility to protect employees.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-18-090, § 296-800-110, filed 9/2/03, effective 11/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-16-047, § 296-800-110, filed 8/1/02, effective 10/1/02; WSR 01-23-060, § 296-800-110, filed 11/20/01, effective 12/1/01; WSR 01-11-038, § 296-800-110, filed 5/9/01, effective 9/1/01.]
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