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WAC 296-806-420

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Summary.

If your specific conveyor or operation is not listed here, then follow any general requirements in this section along with the "Requirements for all machines" found in this chapter, WAC 296-806-200 and 296-806-300.
This section applies to hazards related to conveyors and conveying systems, including bulk material, package, or unit handling types. These requirements are designed to protect employees operating, maintaining, cleaning, and working around conveyors.
Exemption:
This section does not apply to conveyor systems used primarily for moving people.
Your responsibility:
To make sure all conveyors in your workplace are constructed, operated, and maintained in a safe manner.
You must:
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CONVEYORS
Follow these requirements for conveyors
Provide emergency stops on conveyors
Label conveyor controls
Prohibit riding on conveyors
Provide safe access to conveyors
Provide backstop or antirunaway devices to incline, decline, or vertical conveyors
Make only safe alterations to conveyors
Inspect and replace worn conveyor parts
Follow these requirements for replacing conveyor parts
Follow these requirements for spill guards
Provide pedestrian overpasses for conveyors
Guard openings to hoppers and chutes
Install guideposts
BELT CONVEYORS
Guard nip points on belt conveyors
Install emergency stop controllers on overland belt conveyors
Install belt conveyor overpasses
CHAIN CONVEYORS
Safeguard chain conveyors
Guard return strands on chain conveyors
Guard chain conveyors that are used as a transfer mechanism
ELEVATOR CONVEYORS
Prevent material from falling off of elevator conveyors
INCLINED RECIPROCATING CONVEYORS (SHAKERS)
Provide protection where employees must load shakers
Provide grating over silo and bunker openings for shuttle conveyors
MOBILE CONVEYORS
Guard wheels and rails on mobile conveyors
Prevent hazardous motion on mobile conveyors
Provide a detector for mobile conveyors
Provide safe access on mobile conveyors
pusher-bar conveyors
Guard pusher-bar conveyors
ROLLER CONVEYORS
Prohibit walking on roller-type conveyors
Use speed controls for roller and wheel conveyors
Safeguard belt-driven live roller conveyors
SCREW CONVEYORS
Guard screw conveyors
SKIP HOISTS
Provide slack-cable switches on hoists
Block the skip bucket and counterweight guides
Protect against wire rope coming off sheaves
SLAT AND ROLLER-SLAT CONVEYORS
Safeguard slat and roller-slat conveyors
TOWED CONVEYORS
Provide a safe method for disengaging the tow pin
Protect employees from moving carts on towed conveyors
Provide clearances and warnings for carts on towed conveyors
Mark projections above the floor
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 04-14-028, ยง 296-806-420, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]