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WAC 296-806-46004

Provide mill safety controls.

EXEMPTION:
These rules do not apply to mills if the machinery is permanently set up so employees:
 
1. Cannot reach through, over, under, or around to come in contact with the roll bite; or
 
2. Cannot be caught between a roll and nearby objects.
(1) You must provide a safety trip control that is easy to reach, operates readily on contact, and is located in front and back of each mill. Each safety trip control must include at least one of the following:
(a) Pressure-sensitive body bars that:
(i) Are installed at the front and back of mills having a forty-six inch roll height or over.
(ii) Operate readily on contact from the pressure of the mill operator's body.
(b) Safety trip rods that are:
(i) Installed in the front and back of each mill and located within two inches of the front and rear rolls.
(ii) Installed so the top rods are no more than seventy-two inches above the level where the operator stands.
(iii) Easy to reach and operate when the rods are pushed or pulled.
(c) Safety tripwire cables or wire center cords that are:
(i) Installed in the front and back of each mill.
(ii) Located within two inches of the face of the rolls.
(iii) Installed so that cables are no more than seventy-two inches above the level where the operator stands.
(iv) Easy to operate whether pushed or pulled.
(2) You must make sure that all auxiliary equipment such as mill dividers, support bars, spray pipes, feed conveyors, and strip knives do not interfere with safety devices.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-46004, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-46004, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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