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WAC 296-307-34006

Who is exempt from the requirements of this section?

(1) You are exempt from all requirements of this section, if:
(a) You have implemented a written fire safety policy that requires all employees to evacuate immediately when the fire alarm sounds; and
(b) You have an emergency action plan and a fire prevention plan meeting the requirements of WAC 296-307-35015 and 296-307-35018; and
(c) Extinguishers are not available for employee use in the workplace.
Note:
If you are covered by one of the following sections requiring you to provide a portable fire extinguisher, then you may not apply this exemption:
WAC 296-307-07013(12)—Transporting employees;
WAC 296-307-34009(8)—Storage of flammables; or
WAC 296-307-49503(2)—Welding.
(2) You are exempt from the distribution requirements in WAC 296-307-34012, if:
(a) You have an emergency action plan meeting the requirements of WAC 296-307-35015 that authorizes only certain employees to use the available portable fire extinguishers; and
(b) The plan requires all other employees to evacuate immediately when the fire alarm sounds.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-34006, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-34006, 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-34006, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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