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WAC 296-78-56507

Log decks.

(1) Dry deck storage.
(a) Dry deck storage areas must be kept orderly and must be maintained in a condition which is conducive to safe operation of mobile equipment.
(b) Logs must be stored in stabilized piles, and roadways and traffic lanes must be maintained at a width adequate for safe travel of log handling equipment.
(c) Logs must be arranged to minimize the chance of accidentally rolling from the deck.
(2) Employees must not spool cable on winch or drums with their hands.
(3) Log wells must be provided with safeguard to prevent logs from rolling back into well off log deck.
(4) Jump skids on log decks must be installed in grooves in a manner that they cannot work out onto the carriage way.
(5) Log decks must be provided with effective means to prevent logs from accidentally rolling down the deck onto the carriage or its runway.
(a) Swing saws on log decks must be equipped with a barricade and stops for protection of employees who may be on the opposite side of the log haul chute.
(b) Drag saws. Where reciprocating log cutoff saws (drag saws) are provided, they must not project into walkway or aisle.
(c) Circular cutoff saws. Circular log bucking or cutoff saws must be so located and guarded as to allow safe entrance to and exit from the building.
(d) Entrance doorway. Where the cutoff saw partially blocks the entrance from the log haul runway the entrance must be guarded.
(6) A barricade or other positive stop must be erected between the sawyer's stand and the log deck to protect the sawyer from rolling logs. Such barricade or stop must be of sufficient strength to stop any log.
(7) Chains from overhead canting gear or other equipment must not be allowed to hang over the log deck in such manner as to endanger workers.
(8) Canting gear control levers must be arranged so that they move away from the carriage to operate.
(9) Moving parts or equipment on or about log decks must be guarded.
(10) Peavies, canthooks and other hand tools must be kept in good repair at all times.
(11) Workers must not go below logs on decks that are likely to roll or be rolled. Means of access must be provided to the head rig which does not subject employees to the hazard of moving logs or equipment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 17-16-132, § 296-78-56507, filed 8/1/17, effective 9/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050 and 49.17.240. WSR 81-18-029 (Order 81-21), § 296-78-56507, filed 8/27/81.]
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