Last Update: 11/17/15

Chapter 296-807 WAC

PORTABLE POWER TOOLS

WAC Sections

Definitions.
Scope.
Switches (controls).
Make sure switches are safe.
Portable circular saws.
Make sure portable circular saws are safe to use.
Portable belt sanding machines.
Guard portable belt sanding machines.
Compressed air tools.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Prevent air tools from ejecting attachments.
Protect employees from contact with compressed air.
Make sure safeguards are used when cleaning with compressed air.
Make sure airhose and plastic pipe supplying compressed air to portable air tools are safe.
Make sure air tools are adequately designed and constructed.
Use air tools safely.
Make sure fastener driving air tools (nailers and staplers) are safe.
Powder actuated fastening systems.
Make sure tool operators are qualified.
Make sure employees are aware tools are in use and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
Make sure tools are adequately designed and constructed.
Make sure tools and containers are properly labeled.
Make sure powder loads and power levels are properly identified.
Use proper powder loads.
Make sure the tool is appropriate to the job.
Make sure the operator uses the tool safely.
Use fasteners safely.
Inspect and maintain tools properly.
Make sure tools are stored properly.
Power lawnmowers.
Make sure equipment meets minimum design and construction requirements.
Make sure the equipment has the appropriate labels and decals.
Make sure the operator understands and follows instructions before starting the mower.
Use the equipment safely.
Protect employees from fuel and exhaust.
Use walk-behind mowers safely.
Use ride-on mowers safely.
Jacks.
Make sure jacks are labeled with their rated load(s).
Make sure the jack is safe to lift the load.
Lift the load safely.
Visually inspect jacks and keep them in good working order.
Portable tools using abrasive wheels.
Make sure abrasive wheels and tools are properly designed and constructed.
Make sure machines have safety guards.
Keep safety guards in good functional condition.
Use specific safety guards for machines using Type 1 grinding wheels, cutting-off wheels, and tuck pointing wheels.
Use specific safety guards for vertical and angle grinders using Type 6 or Type 11 wheels.
Use specific safety guards for vertical and angle grinders using Type 27, 28 and 29 wheels.
Use side handles on vertical and angle grinders.
Make sure abrasive wheels are safe to use.
Mount wheels properly.
Use proper flanges.
Make sure flanges are in good condition.
Use specific flanges for Type 1 cutting-off wheels.
Use specific flanges for Type 27A cutting-off wheels.
Use specific flanges for threaded hole wheels.
Use specific flanges for cup, cone or plug wheels with threaded inserts or projecting studs.
Use blotters when required.
Meet specific blotter requirements when using modified Types 6 and 11 wheels (terrazzo).
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