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PDFWAC 296-307-70475

Postemergency response.

Postemergency response is the stage of the emergency response where the immediate threat from the release has been stabilized or eliminated, and cleanup of the site has started.
When cleanup is done by the employees who were part of the initial emergency response, the employees are not covered by this section (however, training, PPE and other requirements in WAC 296-307-70460 through 296-307-70470 apply to these employees).
(1) The employer must follow Table 10 to determine which requirements apply to postemergency response activities.
(2) The employer must maintain clean-up equipment as specified in Table 10.
Table 10
Rules that Apply to Postemergency Response Activities
When postemergency response cleanup is performed by employees who were not part of the initial emergency response and:
The following rules or requirements apply:
It is necessary to remove hazardous substances, health hazards and contaminated materials (example: Soil) from the site.
Chapter 296-843 WAC, Hazardous waste operations.
Cleanup is done on plant property using plant or workplace employees
It is not necessary to remove hazardous substances, health hazards and contaminated materials from the site.
For training:
• WAC 296-307-35015 and 296-307-35018, Employee emergency action plans
• Chapter 296-307 WAC, Part Y-5, Respiratory protection
• WAC 296-307-550, Employer chemical hazard communication
• Other appropriate training requirements relevant to personal protective equipment (PPE) and decontamination
For equipment:
• Make sure that all equipment used for clean-up work is serviced and inspected before use.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-70475, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-70475, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
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