Washington: DLI clarifies section of window cleaning standard
The Department of Labor and Industries has added language to the Window Cleaning Safety, Section 5.7.12.
The part that was omitted would enable employers to use a rope descent system to above 300 feet in height if the windows cannot be safely and practicably accessed through other means.
The addition of the language makes Section 5.7.12 consistent with current requirements in Washington Administrative Code 296-878-20005 pertaining to selecting appropriate rope descent systems. The changes will go into effect June 1. For more information, visit www.lni.wa.gov.
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May 20, 2010
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