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### Make sure safeguarding by distance meets these requirements.

You must make sure means used to safeguard by distance do both of the following:
(1) Prevent parts or material from falling on employees below; and
(2) Separate employees on fixed ladders, stairs, floors, or other walking or working surfaces from the hazard by:
(a) More than seven feet vertically; or
(b) A horizontal distance that prevents employees from contacting or being injured by the hazard according to the distances in Table 200-2.
Table 200-2 helps you identify either the required horizontal distance from the hazard to the barricade (B), or the required height of the barricade (C), as long as you know A and either variable, B or C.
Table 200-2
Safe Distances for Fixed Barricades (B)
 Height of the Hazard (A) Height of the Barricade (C) 96 86 78 71 63 55 48 40 96 0 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 86 . . . . 10 14 16 20 20 24 24 78 . . . . . . . . 14 20 24 28 36 43 71 . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 36 36 40 43 63 . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 36 36 40 51 55 . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 32 36 40 51 48 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 36 40 55 40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 36 40 55 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 36 51 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 48 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 48 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 43
 Note: The height and distance requirements of Table 200-2 are designed to safeguard workers from a fixed hazard. If a hazard involves flying chips, fluids, parts or materials, the barrier height, distance, and construction may need to be adjusted to provide adequate protection.
Illustration 2 - How to measure variables for Table 2
Examples:
(1) If the height of the hazard (A) is seventy-eight inches, and the horizontal distance from the hazard to the barricade (B) is fourteen inches, the required height of the barricade (C) is seventy-eight inches.
(2) If the height of the hazard (A) is eighty-six inches, and the height of the barricade (C) is fifty-five inches, then the required horizontal distance from the hazard to the barricade (B) is twenty inches.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-20056, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-20056, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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