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PDFWAC 296-307-28040

What requirements apply to guarding clutches, cutoff couplings, and clutch pulleys?

(1) Unless guarded by location, clutches, cutoff couplings, or clutch pulleys with projecting parts must be enclosed by a stationary guard constructed according to WAC 296-307-28046. You may use a "U" type guard.
(2) In enginerooms, a guardrail, preferably with toeboard, may be used instead of the guard if the room is only occupied by engineroom attendants.
(3) A bearing support next to a friction clutch or cutoff coupling must have self-lubricating bearings that require infrequent maintenance.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-28040, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-28040, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-28040, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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