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L&I raises workers’ compensation rate despite objections by BIAW and others

Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) recently announced an increase in the average workers’ compensation premium rate despite objections…

State’s COVID-19 emergency order ends, but some safety requirements remain

The state’s COVID-19 emergency orders end on Oct. 31, 2022. Despite this, COVID-19 remains a workplace hazard. Employers should continue…

L&I adopts new fall protection standards to align with feds

To align with federal standards, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has new fall protection standards going into effect…

Outdoor heat exposure rule moves forward

BIAW lobbyist Tom Kwieciak participated in the Department of Labor & Industries’ Aug. 31 stakeholder meeting on its new Outdoor…

BIAW input needed on new hot weather rules

L&I continues its efforts to enact a new permanent rule to add extra worker safety requirements during hot weather. They…

Remodelers/renovators: Prepare for compliance checks

Compliance officers from the Washington Department of Commerce and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been scheduling compliance checks/inspections…