In construction, safety isn’t just a priority; it’s a legal mandate. Washington State stands as a bastion of stringent safety laws, and among them is WAC 296-155-770, a regulation designed to ensure the safe movement and lifting of structures.
Understanding WAC 296-155-770: A Legal Imperative for Safety
WAC 296-155-770 places a critical responsibility on construction companies, requiring them to:
- Exercise Care in Structure Movements: Whether structures are being raised, lowered, held temporarily, or moved laterally, meticulous care is mandated to prevent mishaps.
- Precise Weight Computation and Equipment Furnishing: Companies must compute weights accurately, and equipment must provide a safety factor of 5, ensuring a secure environment for employees involved in moving structures.
Beyond Compliance: Advocating for Worker Safety
WAC 296-155-770 is more than a legal requirement; it’s a commitment to the well-being of construction workers. It sets the standard for exercising due care and providing adequate equipment, ensuring that structure moves are conducted with the utmost safety.
GLP Attorneys: Your Advocates for Construction Injury Claims
If you’ve suffered an injury while working on a construction project, GLP Attorneys is here to support you. Our construction injury attorneys specialize in navigating the complexities of injury claims, particularly holding responsible companies accountable for neglecting safety mandates like those outlined in WAC 296-155-770. Give one of our construction injury attorneys a call to discuss the facts of your case at 800-273-5005 or fill out our contact form here.