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WAC 296-806-46510

Follow these requirements for safe distance training for press brakes.

(1) You must train your employees in the safe distance safeguarding program and include all of the following:
(a) The need for safety awareness between the power press brake operator and, when required, the helper.
(b) The purpose and function of operating controls, operating mode controls, die space height adjustment positions, and other brake controls.
(c) The hazards of placing any parts of the body into the point of operation.
(d) The hazards related to each specific work piece bending operation.
(e) The purpose and function of hand-feeding tools.
(f) The dangers of unsafe work practices, inattention, horseplay, and misuse of equipment.
(g) The importance of reporting unsafe conditions immediately to the supervisor.
(2) You must make sure employees are proficient in safe distance safeguarding after training, and follow both:
(a) Safe-operating instructions and recommendations of power press brake manufacturers; and
(b) Industry-recognized safe working practices for power press brakes.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-46510, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-46510, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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