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WAC 296-840-140

Written exposure control plan.

(1) You must establish and implement a written exposure control plan that contains at least the following elements:
(a) A description of the tasks in the workplace that involve exposure to respirable crystalline silica;
(b) A description of the engineering controls, work practices, and respiratory protection used to limit employee exposure to respirable crystalline silica for each task; and
(c) A description of the housekeeping measures used to limit employee exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
(2) You must review and evaluate the effectiveness of the written exposure control plan at least annually and update it as necessary.
(3) You must make the written exposure control plan readily available for examination and copying, upon request, to each employee covered by this chapter, their designated representatives, and the director.
(4) In addition to the above written exposure control plan requirements, you must include the following elements for construction work:
(a) A description of the procedures used to restrict access to work areas, when necessary, to minimize the number of employees exposed to respirable crystalline silica and their level of exposure, including exposures generated by other employers or sole proprietors.
(b) A competent person to make frequent and regular inspections of job sites, materials, and equipment to implement the written exposure control plan.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 18-07-098, ยง 296-840-140, filed 3/20/18, effective 4/23/18.]
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