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PDFWAC 296-307-29010

Other requirements that apply to auger conveying equipment manufactured after October 25, 1976.

The employer must ensure that auger conveying equipment manufactured after October 25, 1976, is guarded as follows:
(1) Sweep-arm material-gathering mechanisms used on the top surface of materials within silo structures are guarded. The lower or leading edge of the guard is no more than 12 inches above the material surface and no less than 6 inches in front of the leading edge of the rotating member of the gathering mechanism. The guard is parallel to and extends the fullest practical length of the material gathering mechanism.
(2) Exposed auger flighting on portable grain augers is guarded with either grating type guards or solid baffle style covers as follows:
(a) The largest dimensions or openings in grating type guards through which materials flow is 4-3/4 inches. The opening area is a maximum of 10 square inches. The opening is least 2-1/2 inches from the rotating flighting.
(b) Slotted openings in solid baffle style covers are a maximum of 1-1/2 inches wide, or less than 3-1/2 inches from the exposed flighting.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-29010, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-29010, 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-29010, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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