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PDFWAC 296-307-18503

What general requirements apply to powered saws?

(1) You must ensure that all cracked saw blades are removed from service, except as indicated in WAC 296-307-18515(6).
(2) Inserting a wedge between a saw disk and its collar to form a "wobble saw" for rabbeting or dadoing is prohibited.
EXCEPTION:
This does not apply to properly designed adjustable rabbeting blades.
(3) You must provide and ensure that employees use push sticks or push blocks in sizes and types suitable for the work to be done.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-18503, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-18503, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-18503, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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