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PDFWAC 296-806-420


If your specific conveyor or operation is not listed here, then follow any general requirements in this section along with the "Requirements for all machines" found in this chapter, WAC 296-806-200 and 296-806-300.
This section applies to hazards related to conveyors and conveying systems, including bulk material, package, or unit handling types. These requirements are designed to protect employees operating, maintaining, cleaning, and working around conveyors.
This section does not apply to conveyor systems used primarily for moving people.
Your responsibility:
To make sure all conveyors in your workplace are constructed, operated, and maintained in a safe manner.
general requirements for conveyors
You must meet the requirements…
in this section:
Follow these requirements for conveyors
Provide emergency stops on conveyors
Label conveyor controls
Prohibit riding on conveyors
Provide safe access to conveyors
Provide backstop or antirunaway devices to incline, decline, or vertical conveyors
Make only safe alterations to conveyors
Inspect and replace worn conveyor parts
Follow these requirements for replacing conveyor parts
Follow these requirements for spill guards
Provide pedestrian overpasses for conveyors
Guard openings to hoppers and chutes
Install guideposts
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-420, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-420, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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