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WAC 296-806-48502

Guard sewing machine needles.

EXEMPTION:
This section does not apply to domestic-type sewing machines having a presser-foot that is in the "down" position during operation of the machine.
You must provide a permanently attached guard on each sewing machine that:
(1) Prevents the operator's fingers from passing under the needle.
(2) Allows the needle to be conveniently threaded without removing the guard.
Reference:
For specific requirements about safeguarding sewing machine belts can be found in, Safeguard belt and rope drives, WAC 296-806-30004.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-48502, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-48502, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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