Revised Code of Washington - RCW Title 49 Labor Regulations - Section 49.26.120 Asbestos projects -- Qualified asbestos workers and supervisor -- Prenotification to department -- Fire personnel
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§ 49.26.120. Asbestos projects -- Qualified asbestos workers and supervisor -- Prenotification to department -- Fire personnel
(1) No person may assign any employee, contract with, or permit any individual or person to remove or encapsulate asbestos in any facility unless performed by a certified asbestos worker and under the direct, on-site supervision of a certified asbestos supervisor. In cases in which an employer conducts an asbestos abatement project in its own facility and by its own employees, supervision can be performed in the regular course of a certified asbestos supervisor's duties. Asbestos workers must have access to certified asbestos supervisors throughout the duration of the project.
(2) The department shall require persons undertaking asbestos projects to provide written notice to the department before the commencement of the project except as provided in RCW 49.26.125. The notice shall include a written description containing such information as the department requires by rule. The department may by rule allow a person to report multiple projects at one site in one report. The department shall by rule establish the procedure and criteria by which a person will be considered to have attempted to meet the prenotification requirement.
(3) The department shall consult with the state fire protection policy board, and may establish any additional policies and procedures for municipal fire department and fire district personnel who clean up sites after fires which have rendered it likely that asbestos has been or will be disturbed or released into the air.
[1995 c 218 § 6; 1989 c 154 § 7. Prior: 1988 c 271 § 12; 1985 c 387 § 4.]
Purpose -- Severability -- 1989 c 154: See notes following RCW 49.26.013.
Sections: 49.26.013 49.26.016 49.26.020 49.26.030 49.26.040 49.26.100 49.26.110 49.26.115 49.26.120 49.26.125 49.26.130 49.26.140 49.26.150 49.26.900 49.26.901
Last modified: April 7, 2009