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PDFWAC 296-307-32003

When does this section not apply?

(1) WAC 296-307-320 does not apply to work on cord and plug connected electric equipment when:
(a) Unexpected energization or start up of the equipment is controlled by unplugging the equipment from the energy source; and
(b) The plug is under the exclusive control of the employee performing the servicing or maintenance.
(2) WAC 296-307-320 does not apply to hot tap operations involving transmission and distribution systems for substances such as gas, steam, water, or petroleum products when they are performed on pressurized pipelines, when:
(a) Continuity of service is essential;
(b) Shutdown of the system is impractical; and
(c) Documented procedures are followed, and special equipment is used that will provide proven effective protection for employees.
(3) WAC 296-307-320 does not cover exposure to electrical hazards from work on, near, or with conductors or equipment in electric utilization installations. These hazards are covered in chapter 296-307 WAC Part T.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-32003, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-32003, 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-32003, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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