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PDFWAC 296-806-41502

Safeguard hazardous moving parts of stationary compactors.

(1) You must prevent the compactor from operating while employees have any body parts in the compactor or hazard area.
(2) You must provide a safeguarding method that prevents employees from putting hands, fingers, or any body part into the compactor during operation.
Examples of safeguarding methods include:
1. Making sure the compactor will not compact material while the gate or door is open.
2. Installing a guard, loading hopper, or enclosure at least forty-two inches high that prevents:
a. Entry of hands, fingers, or any body part into the loading chamber during operation.
b. An operator from being caught between moving parts of the equipment and material.
c. The creation of any hazard between the guard and moving parts.
3. You may also provide sustained manual pressure controls located so the operator cannot reach, but can still see, the point of operation if a guard is not used.
For additional requirements when adjusting or clearing jams from compactors, see Lockout/tagout (control of hazardous energy), chapter 296-803 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-41502, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-41502, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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