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WAC 296-878-15005

Select and use appropriate equipment.

(1) You must make sure that all equipment provided to workers for window-cleaning operations is engineered, designed, and intended for use in commercial applications.
Note:
Equipment that is designed or labeled for recreational use or rescue use only is prohibited for use in window-cleaning operations.
(2) You must make sure that the window-cleaning equipment is not altered unless it is specifically approved in writing by the original manufacturer or a registered professional engineer.
(3) You must provide manufacturer's instructions to employees for all window-cleaning equipment they will use.
Reference:
Use Table 1 for other window-cleaning equipment requirements.
Table 1
Other Window-Cleaning Equipment
If you use:
Then follow all requirements in:
Portable ladders
Chapter 296-876 WAC, Ladders, portable and fixed
Supported scaffolds
Chapter 296-24 WAC, Scaffolds
Suspension ropes and lifelines
Powered and manual hoists
Suspended scaffold equipment
Chapter 296-24 WAC, Scaffolds
Single and multipoint adjustable suspension scaffolds
Chapter 296-24 WAC, Scaffolds
Powered platforms
Chapter 296-24 WAC, PART J-3, Powered platforms
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 16-23-141, § 296-878-15005, filed 11/22/16, effective 12/23/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 14-09-095, § 296-878-15005, filed 4/22/14, effective 7/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 02-22-027, § 296-878-15005, filed 10/28/02, effective 1/1/03.]
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