L&I cited a recent federal OSHA analysis that found from 1999 to 2009, employers involved in at least 30 appealed cases had a fatality occur at the same site before the appeal was resolved. In Washington, about 10 percent of all citations are appealed each year.
The new law allows businesses to seek a stay to the requirement. Such requests will receive an expedited review.
L&I said it plans to form a stakeholder group to work on the rule.