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PDFWAC 296-806-48084

Follow these requirements for guarding guillotine cutters.

These requirements do not apply tocontinuous-feed trimmers.
(1) You must provide one of the following to hand and foot powered guillotine cutters, so employees' hands cannot reach the cutting edge of the knife:
(a) Rods.
(b) Plates.
(c) Other satisfactory means of protection such as those outlined in, Safeguarding methods, WAC 296-806-20042 through 296-806-20058.
(2) You must provide power-driven guillotine veneer cutters with either of the following:
(a) Starting devices for each operator that require all of the following:
(i) Both hands activating controls at the same time to start the cutting motion;
(ii) At least one hand on a control during the complete stroke of the knife; or
(b) An automatic guard that does all of the following:
(i) Keeps the hands of the operator away from the danger zone every time the blade comes down.
(ii) Is used in combination with one-handed starting devices that require two separate movements of the device to start the cutting motion.
(iii) Is designed to return positively to the nonstarting position after each complete cycle of the knife.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-48084, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-48084, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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