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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 147 > Sep 26 1951

Chapter 246, Laws of 1951, declaring certain employment extrahazardous, supplements existing definitions and classifications, and declares work by service and maintenance employees in stores, buildings and establishments to be extrahazardous.

AGO 1960 NO. 159 > Nov 21 1960

The Washington legislature could extend the coverage of workmen's compensation to state employees who are masters or crewmen of state vessels operated by the University of Washington, but such employees are presently expressly excluded by statute.

AGO 1949 NO. 163 > Nov 18 1949

The requiring of minor applicant's birth place and submission of birth certificate as proof of age on Department of Labor and Industries form for employment permit is not an unfair employment practice.

AGO 1949 NO. 170 > Nov 30 1949

Department of Labor & Industries (not new Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals) liable for all costs in connection with industrial insurance appeals.

AGO 1954 NO. 206 > Feb 16 1954

Office employees of employers under classes 7-1, 9-1, 9-2 and 46-1 are required by the provisions Rem. Rev. Stat. (Sup.) § 7676 (a) (cf. RCW 51.20.010 et seq. ) to be reported under their respective classes and class 49-4 applies only to such office employees of an employer subject to the compulsory provisions of the Act as are not covered by some other specific classification.

AGO 1956 NO. 249 > Apr 19 1956

An employer may be compelled to provide welding gloves and welding helmets for his employees, except in cases where particular employees may prefer to use their own gloves and helmets; but an employer may not be compelled to furnish welding jackets and pants.   It is the responsibility of the employer to see that proper safety equipment is used by his employees.