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WAC 296-307-30015

When may guards be removed on farmstead equipment?

(1) Guards, shields and access doors must be in place when the equipment is in operation.
(2) Where removal of a guard or access door will expose an employee to any component that continues to rotate after the power is disengaged, you must provide in the immediate area, a safety sign warning the employee:
(a) To look and listen for evidence of rotation; and
(b) To refrain from removing the guard or access door until all components have stopped.
(3) On equipment manufactured after October 25, 1976, a readily visible or audible warning of rotation is required.
[WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-30015, 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-30015, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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