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PDFWAC 296-800-16015

Select appropriate PPE for your employees.

(1) You must select appropriate PPE.
(a) Select appropriate PPE for your employees if hazards are present, or likely to be present.
(b) Select PPE for each at-risk employee to use for protection from the hazards identified in your workplace hazard assessment.
(2) You must select PPE that properly fits each at-risk employee.
The hazards in your workplace have special rules that apply to them.
For information about PPE for specific workplaces, see these WISHA rule books:
Construction Work
Chapter 296-155 WAC
Electrical Workers
Chapter 296-45 WAC
Chapter 296-305 WAC
General Occupational Health Standards
Chapter 296-62 WAC
General Safety and Health Standards
Chapter 296-24 WAC
Logging Operations
Chapter 296-54 WAC
Pulp, Paper and Paper Board Mills and Converters
Chapter 296-79 WAC
Ship Repairing, Ship Building and Shipbreaking
Chapter 296-304 WAC
Ski Area Facilities and Operations
Chapter 296-59 WAC
Chapter 296-32 WAC
Textile Industry
Chapter 296-301 WAC
For help in selecting PPE for your employees, you have several options. You may:
• Visit the OSHA website
• Call 1-800-4be safe ( 1-800-423-7233) for guidelines for selecting PPE.
• Consult with safety and health professionals knowledgeable in this area. See resource section for links to professional organizations.
• Discuss PPE choices with your employees.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 18-22-116, § 296-800-16015, filed 11/6/18, effective 12/7/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-23-060, § 296-800-16015, filed 11/20/01, effective 12/1/01; WSR 01-11-038, § 296-800-16015, filed 5/9/01, effective 9/1/01.]
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