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PDFWAC 296-307-53005

Employer provided training for employees who service rim wheels.

(1) The employer must implement a training program that covers at least the following:
(a) The hazards involved in servicing rim wheels;
(b) The safe operating procedures for the types of wheel serviced, described in WAC 296-307-53013 and 296-307-53015; and
(c) The applicable data contained in the charts (rim manuals) and the contents of this standard.
(2) The employer must ensure that each employee demonstrates and maintains the ability to service rim wheels safely, including the following:
(a) Demounting tires (including deflation);
(b) Inspecting and identifying the rim wheel components;
(c) Mounting tires (including inflation with a restraining device or other safeguard required by this section);
(d) Using the restraining device and other equipment required by this section;
(e) Handling rim wheels;
(f) Inflating the tire when a single-piece rim wheel is mounted on a vehicle;
(g) Understanding the necessity of standing outside the trajectory both during inflation of the tire and during inspection of the rim wheel following inflation; and
(h) Installing and removing rim wheels.
(3) If the employer believes that any employee is unable to read and understand the charts or rim manual, the employer must instruct the employee in the contents of the charts and rim manual in a manner that the employee can understand.
(4) The employer must evaluate each employee's ability to perform these tasks safely, and provide additional training as necessary to ensure that each employee maintains proficiency.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-53005, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-53005, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-53005, 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-53005, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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