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PDFWAC 296-307-45025

Periodically inspect dip tanks and associated equipment and correct any deficiencies.

(1) The employer must inspect or test the dip tanks and associated equipment periodically, including:
(a) Covers;
(b) Overflow pipes;
(c) Bottom drains and valves;
(d) Electrical wiring, equipment, and grounding connections;
(e) Ventilating systems;
(f) Fire extinguishing equipment.
(2) The employer must inspect the hoods and ductwork of the ventilation system for corrosion and damage and make sure the airflow is adequate:
(a) At least quarterly during operation;
(b) Prior to operation after a prolonged shutdown.
(3) The employer must promptly fix any deficiencies found.
1. To assist the employer in tracking inspections and actions taken from those inspections, the employer may want to keep a written record.
2. It is recommended that inspections be at least quarterly even if the system is not operating. Depending on the chemicals in use more frequent inspection may be required.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-45025, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 03-10-068, § 296-307-45025, filed 5/6/03, effective 8/1/03; WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-45025, 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-45025, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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