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WAC 296-806-455

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Summary.

In addition to the requirements in this section, you need to refer to the following sections of this chapter in order to fully protect your employees from machine hazards:
• Requirements for all machines, WAC 296-806-200 and 296-806-300.
This section applies to mechanically powered machines that transmit force to cut, form, or assemble metal or other materials through tools or dies attached to or operated by slides.
Exemption:
This section does not apply to:
 
• Power press brakes.
 
• Hydraulic power presses.
 
• Pneumatic power presses.
 
• Slow-acting horizontal mechanical presses with large beds (bulldozers).
 
• Hot bending and hot metal presses.
 
• Forging presses and hammers.
 
• Riveting machines.
 
• Cold headers and cold formers.
 
• Eyelet machines.
 
• High energy rate presses.
 
• Ironworkers and detail punches.
 
• Metal shears.
 
• Powdered metal presses.
 
• Press welders.
 
• Turret and plate punching machines.
 
• Wire termination machines.
 
• Welding presses.
Reference:
• See, Forging machines, for forging press and hammer requirements, WAC 296-806-430.
 
• See, Ironworkers, for requirements for ironworkers, WAC 296-806-445.
 
• See, Press brakes, for power press brake requirements, WAC 296-806-465.
Your responsibility:
To make sure mechanical power presses meet the requirements of this section.
You must:
Design and construction
Make sure mechanical power presses are properly designed and constructed
Safeguarding
Safeguard presses that use unitized tooling
Protect operators from guidepost hazards
Safeguard the point of operation
Make sure point-of-operation guards are properly designed and constructed
Make sure barrier guards used to safeguard the point of operation meet these requirements
Make sure point-of-operation devices are effective
Make sure presence-sensing devices used to safeguard the point of operation meet these requirements
Make sure pull-back devices used to safeguard the point of operation meet these requirements
Make sure restraint (holdout) devices used to safeguard the point of operation meet these requirements
Make sure two-hand control devices used to safeguard the point of operation meet these requirements
Make sure two-hand trip devices used to safeguard the point of operation meet these requirements
Provide additional safeguards when the operator puts one or both hands into the point of operation
Operations
Establish a die setting procedure
Handle dies safely
Protect die setters during setup and tryout
Train press operators
Operate mechanical power presses safely
Provide tools and other means to protect press operators
Inspect and maintain presses
Make sure presses and operating practices used in the PSDI mode of operation meet these requirements
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-455, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]