WAC 296-54-51160: Leg Protection

Link to law: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=296-54-51160
Published: 2015

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WACs > Title 296 > Chapter 296-54 > Section 296-54-51160



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WAC 296-54-51160

Leg protection.

(1) The employer must provide, at no cost to the employee, and ensure that each employee who operates a chain saw wears leg protection constructed with cut-resistant material, such as ballistic nylon. The leg protection must cover the full length of the thigh to the top of the boot on each leg to protect against contact with a moving chain saw.

This requirement does not apply to an employee working aloft in trees when supported by climbing spurs and climbing belt, or when an employee is working from a vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platform meeting the requirements of chapter 296-869 WAC, Elevating work platforms.

(2) Leg protection must be maintained in serviceable condition.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.440, 49.17.060, and 29 C.F.R. 1926, Subpart CC. WSR 12-01-086, § 296-54-51160, filed 12/20/11, effective 2/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-11-038, § 296-54-51160, filed 5/9/01, effective 9/1/01; WSR 99-17-117, § 296-54-51160, filed 8/18/99, effective 12/1/99.]