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PDFWAC 296-800-18010

Inform current employees of exposure records.

(1) You must inform current employees who are, or will be exposed to a toxic chemical of:
A chemical is toxic if:
• The latest printed edition of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) lists the substance. This may be obtained online, CD-ROM, or on a computer tape.
• Testing by or known to the employer has shown positive evidence that the substance is an acute or chronic health hazard.
• A safety data sheet (SDS) kept by or known to the employer shows the material may be a hazard to human health.
(a) The existence, location, and availability of SDSs or alternative records, and any other records covered by this rule.
(b) The person responsible for maintaining and providing access to records.
(c) Exposure records when the employee first enters into employment and then once a year thereafter.
(d) Existence and their rights of access to these records.
Informing employees of the availability of these records may be accomplished by posting, group discussion or by individual notifications.
(2) You must keep a copy of this rule and make copies available upon request to employees.
(3) You must distribute to employees any informational materials about this rule that are made available to the employer by the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 18-22-116, § 296-800-18010, filed 11/6/18, effective 12/7/18; WSR 17-02-066, § 296-800-18010, filed 1/3/17, effective 2/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-16-047, § 296-800-18010, filed 8/1/02, effective 10/1/02; WSR 01-11-038, § 296-800-18010, filed 5/9/01, effective 9/1/01.]
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