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WAC 296-809-50018

Make sure entry supervisors perform their responsibilities and duties.

You must make sure that an entry supervisor:
(1) Authorizes the entry into a permit-required confined space by signing the entry permit.
(2) Oversees entry operations.
(3) Knows about the hazards that may be faced during entry, including the mode, signs or symptoms, and consequences of the exposure.
(4) Verifies and checks all of the following:
(a) The appropriate entries have been made on the permit.
(b) All tests specified by the permit have been conducted.
(c) All procedures and equipment specified by the permit are in place before approving the permit and allowing entry to the space.
(5) Terminates the entry and cancels the permit when:
(a) The assigned task or job has been completed.
(b) A condition in the space that is not covered by the entry permit is discovered.
(6) Verifies rescue services are available and the means to contact them is operable; and ensures the employer will be notified as soon as the service becomes unavailable.
(7) Removes unauthorized individuals who enter or attempt to enter the permit-required confined space during entry operations.
(8) Determines that entry operations remain consistent with the terms of the entry permit and acceptable entry conditions are maintained:
(a) Whenever responsibility for a permit-required space entry operation is transferred; and
(b) At regular intervals dictated by the hazards and operations performed within the space. If the rescue service becomes unavailable during the course of the permit-required confined space entry, you must immediately cancel the entry and permit.
Notes:
• Make sure entry supervisors have the required knowledge and proficiency to perform the job duties and responsibilities required by this chapter.
 
• The entry supervisor may also perform other duties under this chapter, such as attendant or entrant, if they are trained and proficient in those duties.
 
• The responsibility of the entry supervisor may be passed from one supervisor to another during an entry operation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 18-02-071, § 296-809-50018, filed 1/2/18, effective 2/5/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-809-50018, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-03-081, § 296-809-50018, filed 1/20/04, effective 5/1/04.]
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