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WAC 296-806-430

Forging machines.

Summary
If your specific machine or operation is not listed here, then follow any general requirements in this section along with the "Requirements for all machines" found in this chapter, WAC 296-806-200 and 296-806-300.
The requirements in this section apply to machines used in the forming of hot metal, such as hot trimming presses, forging hammers, hot forging presses, upsetters, hot bending and hot metal presses, and equipment used in boltheading and rivet making, as well as other forging equipment. For specific forging machine requirements, see Table 430-1.
EXEMPTION:
This section does not apply to cold forging operations.
Your responsibility:
To make sure all forging and associated equipment in your workplace are constructed, operated, and maintained in a safe manner.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FORGING MACHINES
You must meet the requirements…
in this section:
Follow these safety requirements when using lead and lead casts
Properly inspect and maintain forging equipment
Use safety blocks on hammers and presses
Make sure tongs meet these requirements
Protect employees when removing scale
Provide adequate foundations for hammers and presses
Follow these requirements for manually operated valves and switches
Table 430-1
Specific Requirements for Forging Machines
WACs needed in addition to those included under "General Requirements for Forging Machines"
Steam hammers
Airlift hammers
Board hammers
Saws
WAC 296-806-43016 Use die keys and shims made of proper-grade material
X
X
 
 
WAC 296-806-43018 Provide a safety cylinder head
X
X
 
 
WAC 296-806-43020 Provide a shutoff valve
X
X
 
 
WAC 296-806-43022 Provide a means for cylinder draining
X
X
 
 
WAC 296-806-43024 Follow these requirements for pressure pipes
X
X
 
 
WAC 296-806-43026 Follow these requirements when using board hammers
 
 
X
 
WAC 296-806-43028 Protect against sparks from saws
 
 
 
X
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-430, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-430, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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