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WAC 296-307-65006

Keep and review your entry permits.

You must:
• Keep entry permits for at least one year.
• Keep entry permits or other atmospheric monitoring records that show the actual atmosphere an employee entered or worked in, as employee exposure records.
• Review your permit-required confined space entry program as follows:
– Conduct a review when you have any reason to believe your entry program may not protect employees, and revise your program before allowing subsequent entries.
Note:
Examples of circumstances requiring the review of your program include the following:
 
• There is unauthorized entry of a permit space.
 
• A permit space hazard not covered by the permit is found.
 
• A condition prohibited by the permit occurs.
 
• An injury or near-miss occurs during entry.
 
• There is a change in the use or configuration of a permit space.
 
• An employee complains about the effectiveness of the program.
You must:
• Review canceled entry permits within one year following each entry to evaluate:
– Your permit-required confined space program.
– The protection provided to employees entering permit-required confined spaces.
• Update your written permit-required confined space entry program as necessary.
Note:
Employers may perform a single annual review covering all entries performed during a twelve-month period. If no entry is performed during a twelve-month period, no review is necessary.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-65006, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
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