FILING A WISHA APPEAL AND
REQUESTING STAY OF ABATEMENT

 

Introduction

A WISHA case starts when the Department of Labor and Industries issues a Citation and Notice. (WISHA- Department of Labor & Industries.) 

An appeal must be filed with the Department within 15 working days of receipt of the Citation and Notice.

The Department will either take further action, or send the appeal to the BIIA.  If the Department takes further action, it will issue a Corrective Notice of Redetermination (CNR).

 

An appeal from a CNR must be filed with the BIIA, with a copy to the Department,
within 15 working days of receipt of the CNR.

 

Appeals
Your appeal should include:

Requests for Stay of Abatement
You can request that the Board stay abatement for any alleged serious, willful, repeated serious violation, or alleged failure to abate a serious violation. There are strict requirements to make this request.

You can file the appeal in Person, by Mail or by Fax:

Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
PO Box 42401
2430 Chandler Court SW
Olympia WA 98504-2401
FAX: 360-586-5611

A copy of the appeal should also be filed with:

Safety and Health Division
Department of Labor and Industries
PO Box 44600 
Olympia WA 98504

WISHA Notice of Appeal Form

For further information you may request the booklet Your Right to Be Heard – WISHA. 

For more information about the appeal process, click here.

 

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