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WAC 296-806-48026

Guard inverted swing (jump) saws.

(1) You must guard jump saws with a hood that both:
(a) Covers the part of the saw that is exposed above the top of the table or above the material being cut; and
(b) Automatically adjusts to the thickness of the material being cut and remains in contact with it.
(2) You must provide a holding device that will prevent stock from moving while cutting materials.
(3) You must provide warning signs, stickers, or placards when the pinching hazard created by the holding device cannot be eliminated by design.
(4) You must provide the following for automatically fed jump saws.
(a) Place guards over the roller conveyor to prevent persons from walking into or over the saw.
(b) Enclose jump saws when below the table or roller conveyor and not in actual use.
(c) Install a positive stop to prevent the saw from passing the front edge of the roller conveyor or table.
(d) Make sure the throat in the table or roller conveyor is only wide enough to permit unobstructed operation of the saw.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-48026, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-48026, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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