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PDFWAC 296-307-24009

Housekeeping requirements that apply to fixed, indoor workplaces.

(1) The employer must ensure that all places of employment are kept clean to the extent that the work allows.
(2) The employer must ensure that the floor of every workroom is kept as dry as possible. Where wet processes are used, the employer must maintain drainage. The employer must provide false floors, platforms, mats, or other dry standing places where practical, or provide appropriate waterproof footgear.
(3) To facilitate cleaning, every floor, working place, and passageway must be kept free from protruding nails, splinters, loose boards and unnecessary holes and openings.
(4) Cleaning and sweeping must be done to minimize dust in the air and when practical, done outside of working hours.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-24009, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-24009, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-24009, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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