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WAC 296-307-64406

Follow these requirements when you contract with another employer to enter your confined space.

important:
The contractor is responsible for following all confined space requirements in this part and in other rules that apply.
You must:
• Do all of the following if you arrange to have another employer (contractor) perform work that involves entry into your permit-required confined space:
– Inform the contractor:
■ That the workplace contains permit-required confined spaces and entry is allowed only if the applicable requirements of this part are met.
■ Of the identified hazards and your experience with each permit-required confined space.
■ Of any precautions or procedures you require for the protection of employees in or near spaces where the contractor will be working.
– Coordinate entry operations with the contractor, when either employees or employers from the different companies will be working in or near permit-required confined spaces.
– Discuss entry operations with the contractor when they are complete. Include the following in your discussion:
■ The program followed during confined space entry; and
■ Any hazards confronted or created.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-64406, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
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