In accordance with the requirements of 1952.123(a) the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act of
1973, hereinafter referred to as WISHA (S.B. 2386, RCW Chapter 49.17), signed by the Governor on March 9, 1973, effective on June 7, 1973, was
approved July 3, 1974 (39 FR 25326).
In accordance with the requirements of 1952.10, the Washington State Poster submitted on October 6,
1975, was approved by the Assistant Secretary on December 17, 1975. In accordance with the State's formal assurance, the poster was revised, effective
June 1, 1982, to specify that public employees can only file discrimination complaints with the State because Federal jurisdiction under section 11(c)
of the Act does not apply to State public employees. This revised poster was approved by the Assistant Secretary on August 3, 1983.
The Washington State Compliance Operations Manual, modeled after the Federal Field Operations Manual,
was developed by the State and was approved by the Assistant Secretary on March 19, 1976. The manual was subsequently revised on July 23, October 20,
and December 1980, and was approved by the Assistant Secretary on January 26, 1982. A March 1, 1983 revision to the manual which provided
clarification of the difference between temporary and permanent variances in accordance with State formal assurances was approved by the Assistant
Secretary on August 3, 1983.
In accordance with 1952.123(c), Washington regulations covering Reassumption of Jurisdiction were
adopted by June 7, 1974, and were approved by the Assistant Secretary on March 19, 1976.
In accordance with 1952.123(e) Washington has completed the training as described in this
In accordance with 1952.123(d) Washington has developed and implemented a computerized Management
In accordance with 1952.123(f) Washington has completed the upgrading of salaries of safety
In accordance with 1952.123(c) Washington has adopted rules and regulations covering recordkeeping and
An industrial hygiene operations manual, effective March 1, 1980, with revisions effective July 1 and
September 21, 1981, modeled after the Federal manual was approved by the Assistant Secretary on January 26, 1982.
In accordance with 1952.123(c), the Washington Department of Labor and Industries adopted
administrative regulations providing procedures for conduct and scheduling of inspections, extension of abatement dates, variances, employee
complaints of hazards and discrimination, posting of citations and notices, effective May 14, 1975, and revisions effective December 31, 1980, and
July 22, 1981. Likewise, the Washington Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals adopted rules effective April 4, 1975, governing practice and procedure
for contested cases with revision effective March 26, 1976. These regulations and rules were approved by the Assistant Secretary on January 26, 1982.
In accordance with State formal assurances the State added provision to the regulations effective July 11, 1982, to require posting of redetermination
notices, settlements, notices related to appeals; deleting an incorrect reference to administrative hearing procedures used in workers compensation
cases; requiring settlement agreements to address abatement dates and penalty payments; and deleting a requirement to put discrimination complaints in
writing. These changes were approved by the Assistant Secretary on August 3, 1983.
In accordance with 1902.34 of this chapter, the Washington occupational safety and health plan was
certified effective January 26, 1982, as having completed all developmental steps specified in the plan as approved on January 26, 1973 on or before
January 26, 1976. This certification attests to structural completion, but does not render judgment on adequacy of performance.
[40 FR 59345, Dec. 23, 1975, as amended at 41 FR 12655, Mar. 26, 1976; 41 FR 17549, Apr. 27, 1976; 41 FR 23672, June 11, 1976; 41 FR
51016, Nov. 19, 1976; 47 FR 5889, 5891, Feb. 9, 1982; 48 FR 37025, Aug. 16, 1983]