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PDFWAC 296-78-71505

Mechanical power transmission apparatus.

(1) Machines and other equipment must not be oiled while in motion, unless provided with guards or other devices to permit oiling without any possibility of contact with moving parts of machinery.
(2) Inspections must be made to ensure that shaftings, bearings and machines are in proper alignment at all times and that bolts in shaft hangars, couplings and boxes are tight.
(3) Isolated bearings or other equipment not reached by walkway must be served by a ladder or other means of safe access.
(4) Running belts under power on or off pulleys must be accomplished by mechanical means which will not expose employees to moving elements of the operation.
(5) Counterweights located on or near passageways or work areas must be provided with enclosures. Overhead counterweights must be provided with substantial safety chains or cables, or otherwise secured against falling.
(6) The construction, operation, and maintenance of all mechanical power-transmission apparatus must be in accordance with chapter 296-806 WAC, Machine safety.
(7) Baffles must be erected, where necessary, to protect employees from breaking belts, chains, ropes or cables.
(8) Overhead horizontal belts, chains or rope drives must be provided with guards.
(9) Hydraulic systems. Means must be provided to block, chain, or otherwise secure equipment normally supported by hydraulic pressure so as to provide for safe maintenance.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 17-16-132, § 296-78-71505, filed 8/1/17, effective 9/1/17; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-78-71505, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050 and 49.17.240. WSR 81-18-029 (Order 81-21), § 296-78-71505, filed 8/27/81.]
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