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WAC 296-56-60113: Foot Protection

Published: 2015

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WACs > Title 296 > Chapter 296-56 > Section 296-56-60113



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WAC 296-56-60113

Foot protection.

(1) The employer shall ensure that each affected employee wears protective footwear when working in areas where there is a danger of foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects or objects piercing the sole.
(2) The employer must ensure that all protective footwear complies with one of the following consensus standards:
• ASTM F-2412-2005, Standard Test Methods for Foot Protection, and ASTM F-2413-2005, Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Protective Footwear.
• ANSI Z41-1999, American National Standard for Personal Protection—Protective Footwear.
• ANSI Z41-1991, American National Standard for Personal Protection—Protective Footwear.
Employers may use alternate footwear if they can demonstrate it is at least as effective as those constructed in accordance with one of the above consensus standards.
(3) The employer shall, through means such as vendors or local stores, make safety shoes readily available to all employees.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 10-09-088, § 296-56-60113, filed 4/20/10, effective 6/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 99-02-024, § 296-56-60113, filed 12/30/98, effective 3/30/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040 and 49.17.050. WSR 86-03-064 (Order 86-02), § 296-56-60113, filed 1/17/86; WSR 85-01-022 (Order 84-24), § 296-56-60113, filed 12/11/84.]