Register January 2023 No. 805
Chapter SPS 332
Subchapter I — Scope, Application and Definitions
SPS 332.001   Purpose.
SPS 332.002   Scope.
SPS 332.003   Application.
SPS 332.01   Definitions.
Subchapter II — Administration and Enforcement
SPS 332.05   Inspections.
SPS 332.07   Variances.
SPS 332.08   Notices.
SPS 332.09   Penalties.
Subchapter III — General Requirements
SPS 332.15   OSHA Safety and health standards.
SPS 332.16   Wisconsin administrative code chapters.
SPS 332.17   Substitution of “secretary."
Subchapter IV — Amendments to OSHA Standards
SPS 332.20   Amendments to OSHA standards.
SPS 332.203   Safety and health program.
SPS 332.205   Recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses [29 CFR 1904].
SPS 332.21   General requirements [29 CFR 1910.22 and 1926.20].
SPS 332.22   Portable ladders [29 CFR 1910.25 and 1910.26].
SPS 332.23   Fixed ladders [29 CFR 1910.27].
SPS 332.24   Ventilation [29 CFR 1910.94].
SPS 332.25   Compressed gases [29 CFR 1910.101].
SPS 332.26   Spray finishing using flammable and combustible materials [29 CFR 1910.107].
SPS 332.28   Permit-required confined spaces [29 CFR 1910.146].
SPS 332.29   Confined spaces [29 CFR 1910.146].
SPS 332.30   Medical services and first aid [29 CFR 1910.151].
SPS 332.31   Fire brigades [29 CFR 1910.156].
SPS 332.32   Handling materials – general [29 CFR 1910.176].
SPS 332.33   General requirements for all machines [29 CFR 1910.212].
SPS 332.34   Woodworking machinery requirements [29 CFR 1910.213].
SPS 332.345   Commercial diving operations [29 CFR 1910.401].
SPS 332.37   Motor vehicles [29 CFR 1926.601].
SPS 332.38   Specific excavation requirements [29 CFR 1926.651].
Subchapter V — Incorporation of Standards by Reference
SPS 332.50   Incorporation of standards by reference.
Ch. SPS 332 Note Note: Chapters Ind 1, 6, 11, 12, 35, 200, 220, 221, 225, 226, 1000 to 2000 and ILHR 32 as they existed on March 31, 1991 were repealed and a new chapter ILHR 32 was created effective April 1, 1991. Chapter ILHR 31 as it existed on August 31, 1995 was repealed and sections ILHR 32.61 to 32.70 were created effective September 1, 1995.
Ch. SPS 332 Note Note: Chapter ILHR 32 as it existed on February 28, 1999, was repealed and recreated as chapter Comm 32, Register, February, 1999, No. 518. Chapter Comm 32 was renumbered chapter SPS 332 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
subch. I of ch. SPS 332 Subchapter I — Scope, Application and Definitions
SPS 332.001 SPS 332.001Purpose. This chapter establishes minimum occupational safety and health standards for public employees.
SPS 332.001 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1999, No. 518, eff. 3-1-99.
SPS 332.002 SPS 332.002Scope. This chapter applies to all workplaces of public employers, except it does not apply to any of the following:
SPS 332.002(1) (1)Workplaces under federal jurisdiction, Indian-sovereignty workplaces, or workplaces of the United States Postal Service.
SPS 332.002(2) (2)A workplace while no employee is authorized to be there.
SPS 332.002 Note Note: A private-sector employer's workplace is not considered to be a workplace of a public employer while any public-sector employees perform their work there, such as a safety inspection or investigation.
SPS 332.002 Note Note: See chapter SPS 330 for additional safety and health standards for public-sector fire department employees.
SPS 332.002 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1999, No. 518, eff. 3-1-99; CR 14-060: r. and recr. Register August 2015 No. 716, eff. 9-1-15.
SPS 332.003 SPS 332.003Application.
SPS 332.003(1)(1)Retroactivity. The provisions of this chapter apply to all workplaces of a public employer whether existing prior to the effective date of this chapter or subsequently established, unless otherwise specified in this chapter.
SPS 332.003(2) (2)Conflicts.
SPS 332.003(2)(a) (a) Where any rule written by the department differs from a requirement within a document referenced in this chapter, the rule written by the department shall govern.
SPS 332.003(2)(b) (b) Where a provision of this chapter prescribes a general requirement and another provision of this chapter prescribes a specific or more detailed requirement regarding the same subject, the specific or more detailed requirement shall govern, except as provided in par. (a).
SPS 332.003(2)(c) (c) Where different sections of this chapter specify conflicting requirements, the most restrictive requirement, as determined by the department, shall govern, except as provided in pars. (a) and (b).
SPS 332.003 Note Note: The Department and other state agencies may have additional rules that affect the design, construction, maintenance and use of places of employment, including chapters SPS 305, Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations; SPS 307, Explosives and Fireworks; SPS 314, Fire Prevention; SPS 316, Electrical; SPS 318, Elevators, Escalators, and Lift Devices; SPS 340, Gas Systems; SPS 341, Boilers and Pressure Vessels; SPS 343, Anhydrous Ammonia; SPS 345, Mechanical Refrigeration; SPS 375 to 379, Buildings Constructed Prior to 1914; SPS 381 to 387, Plumbing; SPS 390, Public Swimming Pools; and SPS 391, Sanitation. The Department's Division of Industry Services administers all of these listed codes. Under chapter SPS 314, fire chiefs – who are authorized deputies of the Department – are responsible for providing semiannual fire-prevention inspections of places of employment.
SPS 332.003(3) (3)Interpretations. Under s. 101.02 (1), Stats., the department reserves the right to interpret the requirements in this chapter and in all adopted codes and standards.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.