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PDFWAC 296-307-148

Scope and summary.

Employer responsibility:
To implement a monitoring program for employees who, as part of their job duties, handle category I or II organophosphate or N-methyl-carbamate pesticides with the words "DANGER" or "WARNING" on the label.
Handle and handler. Employees who are engaged in the job duties listed in the definition of "handler" contained in WAC 296-307-11005, Pesticides (worker protection standard).
Whenever there is reason to believe that an employee has been poisoned or injured by exposure to pesticides while on the job, the employer needs to provide the medical services required by WAC 296-307-13055.
The employer must meet the requirements…
in this section:
Maintain handling records for covered pesticides
Implement a medical monitoring program
Identify a physician or licensed health care professional
Make cholinesterase testing available
Respond to depressed cholinesterase levels
Provide medical removal protection benefits
Maintain records
Provide training
Implementation plan
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-148, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 03-24-105, § 296-307-148, filed 12/3/03, effective 2/1/04.]
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