Washington PPE - General laws & safety compliance analysis

Washington PPE - General: What you need to know

Washington has adopted its own workplace safety rules for personal protective equipment (PPE) that mirror federal rules (WAC 296-800-16005 to 296-800-16045), and it has added head protection requirements related to the containment of hair that are stricter than federal rules. See the Head Protection topic for more information.

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See the Electrical Safety topic for information about protection against electrical hazards.

See the Eye and Face Protection topic for more information about protecting the eyes and face.

See the Foot Protection topic for more information about protecting the feet.

See the Hand Protection topic for more information about protecting hands.

See the Respiratory Protection topic for more information about the use of respirators.

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (DLI) administers and enforces workplace safety and health rules.


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