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PDFWAC 296-843-20020

Training for postemergency response.

(1) You must provide workers who participate only in limited postemergency response clean-up operations with a minimum of eight hours of training, when these conditions are met:
(a) Cleanup is at a site that is a hazardous waste operation only because of an emergency response.
(b) Clean-up work is directly supervised by someone who has completed at least forty hours of training in hazardous waste operations as required in this chapter.
(c) Written documentation is maintained at the work site supporting less than twenty-four hours of training.
(d) The work:
(i) Is performed in an area that has been monitored and fully characterized by a qualified person as an area where employee exposure cannot exceed PELs or other published exposure levels.
(ii) Does not require using respiratory protection.
(iii) Does not require entry into permit-required confined spaces.
(iv) Involves minimal health risks from skin exposure and absorption that are effectively controlled by PPE.
(e) Workers have received training in your emergency response plan and hazard communication program.
For additional information, see WAC 296-843-160 Emergency response, and WAC 296-901-140 Hazard communication.
(2) You must make sure workers complete any other safety and health training needed to perform assigned clean-up tasks in a safe and healthful manner.
Training may include topics such as the following:
(a) Safety hazards and controls.
(b) The content and availability of the site-specific health and safety plan.
(c) Decontamination procedures.
(d) Operating procedures related to assigned clean-up tasks.
(e) PPE use and limitations.
(f) Hands-on exercises for PPE and decontamination.
(g) Information about heat stress and hypothermia.
(3) You must make sure workers have been trained within the last twelve months.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 18-22-116, § 296-843-20020, filed 11/6/18, effective 12/7/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060 and 29 C.F.R. 1910 Subpart Z. WSR 14-07-086, § 296-843-20020, filed 3/18/14, effective 5/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 04-02-053, § 296-843-20020, filed 1/5/04, effective 5/1/04.]
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