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WAC 296-806-20056

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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