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WAC 296-806-405

Abrasive wheels.

Summary
In addition to the requirements in this section, you need to refer to the following sections of this chapter in order to fully protect your employees from machine hazards.
Requirements for all machines, WAC 296-806-200 and 296-806-300.
You need to refer to Portable power tools, chapter 296-807 WAC for requirements relating to hand-held abrasive wheel tools.
This section applies to machines that are not hand held and that use an abrasive wheel.
EXEMPTION:
This rule does not apply to natural sandstone wheels and metal, wooden, cloth or paper discs having a layer of abrasive on the surface.
Your responsibility:
To make sure abrasive wheel machines and wheels are safe to use.
general requirements for abrasive wheels
You must meet the requirements…
in this section:
Make sure abrasive wheels and machines are properly designed and constructed
Make sure machines have safety guards
Make sure safety guards meet specific requirements
Provide a tongue guard on bench, pedestal, floorstand, and cylindrical grinders
Use a work rest for off-hand grinding
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-405, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 07-03-163, § 296-806-405, filed 1/24/07, effective 4/1/07; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-405, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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