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PDFWAC 296-806-30030

Safeguard shafting.

You do not need to safeguard shafting that is in a room, vault, or similar space that contains only power transmission parts or equipment if the space:
1. Is controlled by lock and key or has similarly restricted access that allows only authorized persons to enter.
2. Is well lit.
3. Has a dry, level, and firm floor.
4. Has a well-marked route with a vertical clearance of at least five feet six inches for authorized employees to follow to perform their duties.
(1) You must enclose shafting that is seven feet or less above the floor or working surface.
(2) You must make sure projecting shaft ends either:
(a) Have a smooth edge, smooth end, and project no more than one-half the diameter of the shaft; or
(b) Are guarded by a nonrotating cap or safety sleeve.
(3) You must safeguard shafting under a bench or table by enclosing it in a stationary casing or by using a trough with sides that both:
(a) Cover the shafting to within six inches of the bottom of the table or to within six inches of the floor or working surface, whichever is appropriate; and
(b) Extend two inches beyond the end of the shafting.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-30030, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-30030, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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