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PDFWAC 296-307-34021

Training requirements for portable fire extinguishers.

(1) If the employer provides portable fire extinguishers for employee use, then the employer must also provide training to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved in fighting fires when they first appear.
The employer must provide the training when the employee is first hired and at least annually thereafter.
(2) For employees who have been designated to use firefighting equipment as part of an emergency action plan, the employer must provide training in the use of the appropriate equipment.
The employer must provide the training upon initial assignment to the designated group of employees and at least annually thereafter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-34021, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-34021, 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-34021, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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