Washington has a workplace safety and health plan, the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA), which is federally approved. Therefore, it is a “state-plan” state, and as such, it can enforce its own state job safety and health laws (WA Rev. Code Sec. 49.70.010 et seq.).
Washington has adopted the standards of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, but also has enacted and enforces a number of its own standards. For a comprehensive discussion of the state and federal laws, refer to the national and state