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WAC 296-806-42004

Provide emergency stops on conveyors.

(1) You must make sure each conveyor has an emergency stopping device such as an emergency stop button, pull cord, or similar device.
(2) You must make sure each emergency stopping device meets all of the following requirements. They must:
(a) Stop the conveyor a safe distance from the hazard.
(b) Be easily identified.
(c) Directly control that conveyor.
(d) Require a manual reset.
(e) not be overridden from another location.
(f) not require other equipment to be stopped in order to stop the conveyor.
(3) You must make sure where there is the possibility of an employee falling onto a conveyor, that the emergency stopping device for conveyors feeding or dumping into a hazardous machine such as a barker, saw, hog, or chipper is at least one of the following:
(a) Under the continuous control of an operator who cannot fall onto the conveyor and has full view of the material entrance; or
(b) Located where it can be reached from a sitting position on the conveyor where it feeds or dumps into the hazardous machine.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-42004, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-42004, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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