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PDFWAC 296-99-035

When must an employer issue a hot work permit?

(1) Before allowing an employee to start any hot work, you must:
(a) Issue to the employee a permit that states that all safety precautions required by WAC 296-24-695 are in place; and
(b) Keep the permit on file until the hot work is complete.
(2) You may allow an employee to perform hot work without a permit if:
(a) Your representative personally monitors the hot work to prevent employee exposure to injury from either fire or explosion during the entire operation; or
(b) The hot work is done in welding shops authorized by you; or
(c) The hot work is done in hot work areas authorized by the employer which are located outside of the grain handling structure.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 17-16-132, § 296-99-035, filed 8/1/17, effective 9/1/17. Statutory Authority: Chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 97-22-065, § 296-99-035, filed 11/3/97, effective 1/1/98; WSR 88-23-054 (Order 88-25), § 296-99-035, filed 11/14/88.]
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