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WAC 296-806-46504

Safeguard the point of operation on press brakes.

You must safeguard the point of operation on press brakes by at least one of the following:
(1) Physical guards.
(2) Devices.
(3) One-quarter inch maximum die opening.
(4) Safe distance safeguarding if all of the following apply:
(a) Physical barriers and devices such as two-hand controls, holdouts, restraints, and presence sensors, are demonstrated to not be feasible.
(b) This safeguarding method is only for one-time fabrication, custom made parts, or small quantity runs of no more than four hours per month.
(c) A safety program is provided that includes safe work procedures, training, and supervision to make sure work is performed using safe distance measures.
(d) There is no workplace record of injuries from failing to maintain a safe distance.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-46504, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-46504, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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