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WAC 296-307-37801

What does this section cover?

(1) WAC 296-307-376 and 296-307-378 cover electrical safety-related work practices for both qualified persons (those who have training in avoiding the electrical hazards of working on or near exposed energized parts) and unqualified persons (those with little or no such training) working on, near, or with the following installations:
(a) Installations of electric conductors and equipment within or on buildings or other structures, and on other premises such as yards, parking, and other lots, and industrial substations;
(b) Installations of conductors that connect to the supply of electricity;
(c) Installations of other outside conductors on the premises; and
(d) Installations of optical fiber cable where such installations are made along with electric conductors.
(2) WAC 296-307-367 and 296-307-378 cover work performed by unqualified persons on, near, or with the installations listed in subsection (3) of this section.
(3) WAC 296-307-376 and 296-307-378 do not apply to work performed by qualified persons on or directly associated with the following installations:
(a) Installations for the generation, control, transformation, transmission, and distribution of electric energy (including communication and metering) located in buildings used for such purposes or located outdoors.
Work on or directly associated with generation, transmission, or distribution installations includes:
(i) Work performed directly on installations, such as repairing distribution lines or repairing a feed-water pump for the boiler in a generating plant.
(ii) Work directly associated with installations, such as line-clearance tree trimming and replacing utility poles.
(iii) Work on electric utilization circuits in a generating plant where:
• The circuits are combined with installations of power generation equipment or circuits; and
• The generation equipment or circuits present greater electrical hazards than those posed by the utilization equipment or circuits (such as exposure to higher voltages or lack of overcurrent protection).
(b) Installations in watercraft, railway rolling stock, aircraft, or automotive vehicles other than mobile homes and recreational vehicles.
(c) Installations of railways for generation, transformation, transmission, or distribution of power used exclusively for operation of rolling stock or installations of railways used exclusively for signaling and communication purposes.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-37801, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-37801, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-37801, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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