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WAC 296-807-150

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Powder actuated fastening systems.

Summary.
IMPORTANT:
This section applies to any powder actuated fastening system designed to use the expanding gases from a powder load to propel a stud, pin, fastener, or other object into hard structural material.
Exemption:
This section does not apply to:
• Devices designed to attach objects to soft construction material such as wood, plaster, tar, and dry wallboard
• Stud welding equipment.
Your responsibility:
Make sure powder actuated fastening systems are used safely.
You must:
TOOL OPERATORS
Make sure tool operators are qualified
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Make sure employees are aware tools are in use and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
TOOL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Make sure tools are adequately designed and constructed
LABELING
Make sure tools and containers are properly labeled
POWDER LOADS
Make sure powder loads and power levels are properly identified
Use proper powder loads
TOOL USE
Make sure the tool is appropriate to the job
Make sure the operator uses the tool safely
FASTENERS
Use fasteners safely
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Inspect and maintain tools properly
STORAGE
Make sure tools are stored properly
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, [49.17].050, and [49.17].060. WSR 03-09-009, § 296-807-150, filed 4/4/03, effective 8/1/03.]