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PDFWAC 296-307-148

Scope and summary.

Your responsibility:
To implement a monitoring program for your employees who, as part of their job duties, handle category I or II organophosphate or N-methyl-carbamate pesticides with the words "danger" or "warning" on the label.
Definition:
The terms handle and handler refer to employees who are engaged in the job duties listed in the definition of "handler" contained in WAC 296-307-11005, Pesticides (worker protection standard).
important:
Whenever there is reason to believe that an employee has been poisoned or injured by exposure to pesticides while on the job, you need to provide the medical services required by WAC 296-307-13055.
You must:
Maintain handling records for covered pesticides
Implement a medical monitoring program
Identify a physician or licensed health care professional
Make cholinesterase testing available
Respond to depressed cholinesterase levels
Provide medical removal protection benefits
Maintain records
Provide training
Implementation plan
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-24-105, ยง 296-307-148, filed 12/3/03, effective 2/1/04.]
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