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PDFWAC 296-52-64020

General qualifications for blasters.

(1) Physical condition. An applicant must be in good physical condition.
(2) Drug use. An applicant cannot be addicted to narcotics, intoxicants, or similar types of drugs.
This rule does not apply to physician prescribed drugs and/or narcotics when taken as directed if their use will not place the blaster, or other employees in danger.
(3) Knowledge, experience, and performance in transportation, storage, handling, and use of explosives. A blaster applicant must:
(a) Have working knowledge of state and local explosives laws and regulations;
(b) Have adequate blaster training, experience, and knowledge;
(c) Be able to:
(i) Safely perform the type of blasting to be used; and
(ii) Recognize hazardous conditions.
(d) Be competent in the use of each type of blasting method to be used;
(e) Have the ability to understand and give written and oral directions.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 17-16-132, § 296-52-64020, filed 8/1/17, effective 9/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-03-125, § 296-52-64020, filed 1/23/02, effective 3/1/02.]
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