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WAC 296-78-71501

General provisions.

(1) All machinery or other equipment located or used on the premises of the operation or in the processes incidental thereto, must be provided and maintained with approved standard safeguards, irrespective of ownership.
(2) Machines must be located so that each operator will have sufficient space in which to handle material with the least possible interference from or to other workers or machines.
(3) Machines must be so placed that it will not be necessary for the operator to stand where passing traffic creates a hazard.
(4) Aisles of sufficient width to permit the passing of vehicles or employees without crowding must be provided in all work areas and stock or storage rooms.
(5) All metal decking around machinery must be equipped to effectively prevent slipping.
(6) All machinery or equipment started by a control so located as to create impaired vision of any part of such machinery or equipment must be provided with an audible warning device, where such machinery or equipment is exposed to contact at points not visible to the operator. Such devices must be sounded before starting up unless positive mechanical or electrical interlocking controls are provided which will prevent starting until all such posts are cleared.
(7) A mechanical or electrical power control device must be provided at each machine which will make it possible for the operator to stop the machine feed without leaving his position at the point of operation.
(8) All machines operated by means of treadles, levers, or other similar devices, must be provided with positive and approved nonrepeat devices except where such machine is being used as an automatic repeating device.
(9) Operating levers and treadles on all machines or machinery must be located and protected so they cannot be shifted or tripped accidentally.
(10) All power driven machinery must be stopped and brought to a complete standstill before any repairs or adjustments are made or pieces of material or refuse removed, except where motion is necessary to make adjustments.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 17-16-132, § 296-78-71501, 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), § 296-78-71501, filed 8/27/81.]
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