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WAC 296-305-06519

Fire station equipment and tools.

(1) Equipment and tools in maintenance shops must be guarded as required by the guarding provisions of chapter 296-806 WAC, Machine safety, and chapter 296-807 WAC, Portable power tools.
(2) Exposure of fan blades. When the periphery of the blades of a fan is less than ten feet above the floor or working level, the blades must be guarded. The guard must have openings no larger than one-half inch. This provision does not apply to residential ceiling fans.
(3) Abrasive wheels and grinders.
(a) All abrasive wheels and grinders, must be guarded as required by chapter 296-806 WAC, Machine safety.
(b) Goggles or face shields must be used when grinding.
(c) Abrasive and composite blades must be stored and protected against exposure to fuel and oil.
(d) Work rests on bench mounted abrasive wheel grinders must be used to support the work. These must be of rigid construction and designed to be adjustable to compensate for wheel wear. Work rests must be kept adjusted sufficiently close to the wheel with a maximum opening of one-eighth inch to prevent the work from being jammed between the wheel and the rest. Adjustment of the work rest must not be made while the wheel is turning.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 18-22-116, § 296-305-06519, filed 11/6/18, effective 12/7/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060 and 29 C.F.R. 1910.156, Fire brigades. WSR 13-05-070, § 296-305-06519, filed 2/19/13, effective 1/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 04-14-028, § 296-305-06519, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].050 and [49.17].060. WSR 96-11-067, § 296-305-06519, filed 5/10/96, effective 1/1/97.]
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