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WAC 296-62-07603

Definitions.

For the purpose of WAC 296-62-076, the following definitions shall apply:
Action level. A concentration of airborne MDA of 5 ppb as an 8-hour time-weighted average.
Authorized person. Any person specifically authorized by the employer whose duties require the person to enter a regulated area, or any person entering such an area as a designated representative of employees, for the purpose of exercising the right to observe monitoring and measuring procedures under WAC 296-62-07633 of WAC 296-62-076, or any other person authorized by WISHA or regulations issued by WISHA.
Container. Any barrel, bottle, can, cylinder, drum, reaction vessel, storage tank, commercial packaging, or the like, but does not include piping systems.
Dermal exposure to MDA. Occurs where employees are engaged in the handling, application, or use of mixtures or materials containing MDA, with any of the following nonairborne forms of MDA:
(a) Liquid, powdered, granular, or flaked mixtures containing MDA in concentrations greater than 0.1% by weight or volume; and
(b) Materials other than "finished articles" containing MDA in concentrations greater than 0.1% by weight or volume.
Director. The director of the department of labor and industries, or their designated representative.
Emergency. Any occurrence such as, but not limited to, equipment failure, rupture of containers, or failure of control equipment which results in an unexpected and potentially hazardous release of MDA.
Employee exposure. Exposure to MDA which would occur if the employee were not using respirators or protective work clothing and equipment.
Finished article containing MDA. Is a manufactured item:
(a) Which is formed to a specific shape or design during manufacture;
(b) Which has end use function(s) dependent in whole or part upon its shape or design during end use; and
(c) Where applicable, is an item which is fully cured by virtue of having been subjected to the conditions (temperature, time) necessary to complete the desired chemical reaction.
4,4' methylenedianiline or MDA. The chemical 4,4'- diaminodiphenylmethane, Chemical Abstract Service Registry number 101-77-9, in the form of a vapor, liquid, or solid. The definition also includes the salts of MDA.
Regulated areas. Areas where airborne concentrations of MDA exceed or can reasonably be expected to exceed, the permissible exposure limits, or where dermal exposure to MDA can occur.
STEL. Short-term exposure limit as determined by any 15 minute sample period.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 19-01-094, § 296-62-07603, filed 12/18/18, effective 1/18/19. Statutory Authority: Chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 93-04-111 (Order 92-15), § 296-62-07603, filed 2/3/93, effective 3/15/93.]
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