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WAC 296-78-685

Veneer lathe.

(1) The elevating ramp (gate) must be provided with a safety chain and hook or other positive means of suspension while employees are working underneath same.
(2) The area under the tipple from lathe to stock trays must be provided with railings or other suitable means of preventing employees from entering this area, if access is not prevented by the construction of the machine and employees can enter this area.
(3) Catwalks must be provided along stock trays so that employees will not have to climb on the sides of trays to straighten stock.
(4) Any section of stock trays must be locked out or must have an operator stationed at starting controls while stock is being removed or adjusted.
(5) Guards which will cover the cutting edge of veneer lathe and clipper blades must be provided and used while such blades are being transported about premises.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 17-16-132, § 296-78-685, 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), § 296-78-685, filed 8/27/81.]
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