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WAC 296-62-07419

Hygiene areas and practices.

(1) General. For employees whose airborne exposure to cadmium is above the PEL, the employer must provide clean change rooms, handwashing facilities, showers, and lunchroom facilities that comply with WAC 296-800-230.
(2) Change rooms. The employer must ensure that change rooms are equipped with separate storage facilities for street clothes and for protective clothing and equipment, which are designed to prevent dispersion of cadmium and contamination of the employee's street clothes.
(3) Showers and handwashing facilities.
(a) The employer must ensure that employees who are exposed to cadmium above the PEL shower during the end of the work shift.
(b) The employer must ensure that employees whose airborne exposure to cadmium is above the PEL wash their hands and faces prior to eating, drinking, smoking, chewing tobacco or gum, or applying cosmetics.
(4) Lunchroom facilities.
(a) The employer must ensure that the lunchroom facilities are readily accessible to employees, that tables for eating are maintained free of cadmium, and that no employee in a lunchroom facility is exposed at any time to cadmium at or above a concentration of 2.5 µg/m3.
(b) The employer must ensure that employees do not enter lunchroom facilities with protective work clothing or equipment unless surface cadmium has been removed from the clothing and equipment by HEPA vacuuming or some other method that removes cadmium dust without dispersing it.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 19-01-094, § 296-62-07419, filed 12/18/18, effective 1/18/19; WSR 03-18-090, § 296-62-07419, filed 9/2/03, effective 11/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-11-038, § 296-62-07419, filed 5/9/01, effective 9/1/01. Statutory Authority: Chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 93-07-044 (Order 93-01), § 296-62-07419, filed 3/13/93, effective 4/27/93.]
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