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PDFWAC 296-62-07355

Ethylene oxide.

Scope and application.
The requirements in WAC 296-62-07355 through 296-62-07386 apply only to agriculture. The requirements for all other industries relating to ethylene oxide have been moved to chapter 296-855 WAC, Ethylene oxide.
(1) WAC 296-62-07355 through 296-62-07389 applies to all occupational exposures to ethylene oxide (EtO), Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 75-21-8, except as provided in subsection (2) of this section.
(2) WAC 296-62-07355 through 296-62-07389 does not apply to the processing, use, or handling of products containing EtO where objective data are reasonably relied upon that demonstrate that the product is not capable of releasing EtO in airborne concentrations at or above the action level, and may not reasonably be foreseen to release EtO in excess of the excursion limit, under the expected conditions of processing, use, or handling that will cause the greatest possible release.
(3) Where products containing EtO are exempted under subsection (2) of this section, the employer must maintain records of the objective data supporting that exemption and the basis for the employer's reliance on the data, as provided in WAC 296-62-07375(1).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 19-01-094, § 296-62-07355, filed 12/18/18, effective 1/18/19; WSR 05-17-168, § 296-62-07355, filed 8/23/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: Chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 91-24-017 (Order 91-07), § 296-62-07355, filed 11/22/91, effective 12/24/91; WSR 88-23-054 (Order 88-25), § 296-62-07355, filed 11/14/88; WSR 87-24-051 (Order 87-24), § 296-62-07355, filed 11/30/87.]
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