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PDFWAC 296-307-64404

Inform employees and control entry to permit-required confined spaces.

(1) The employer must provide information about confined spaces as follows:
(a) Make available to affected employees and their authorized representatives all information and documents required by this part.
(b) Inform affected employees about the existence, location, and danger of any permit-required confined spaces in the workplace by:
(i) Posting danger signs; or
(ii) Using any other equally effective means to inform employees.
A sign reading "Danger-Permit Required Confined Space, do not enter" or using pictures or other similar wording employees can understand would satisfy the requirement for a sign.
(2) The employer must take effective measures to prevent unauthorized employees from entering permit-required confined spaces.
Examples of measures to prevent employee entry include padlocks, bolted covers, special tools to remove covers, and providing employee training.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-64404, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-64404, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
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