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PDFWAC 296-870-20025

Wind and adverse weather.

(1) You must prohibit using powered platforms in:
(a) Winds exceeding twenty-five miles per hour (40.2 km/hr); or
(b) Any other severe adverse weather conditions.
Employees may use the platform during severe adverse weather conditions only to move it from an operating to a storage position.
(2) You must have an anemometer mounted on the platform of an exterior installation to provide on-site wind velocities before and during use of the platform.
1. Determine wind speed using the best available information, including on-site anemometer readings and local weather forecasts.
2. The anemometer may be a portable or hand held unit which is temporarily mounted during platform use.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-870-20025, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 47.17.060. WSR 06-19-075, § 296-870-20025, filed 9/19/06, effective 1/1/07.]
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