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PDFWAC 296-806-42560

Safeguard meat-processing equipment (circular meat-cutting saws).

These requirements do not apply to table-top slicers such as those used in delis and restaurants.
When bandsaws are used to cut meat, follow the requirements in, Make sure bandsaws meet these requirements, WAC 296-806-48042.
(1) Make sure all circular meat-cutting saws have both:
(a) Constant pressure controls; and
(b) A brake that automatically begins to stop the blade when the switch is released.
(2) You must make sure each circular meat-cutting saw has a protective guard between the operator and the blade.
(3) You must provide suspended, counterbalanced circular meat-cutting saws with guards that cover at least one of the following:
(a) Twenty-five degrees of the blade if the saw has two-hand controls; or
(b) Ninety degrees of the blade if the saw can be operated with one hand.
(4) You must provide saws that are not suspended with a guard that covers ninety degrees of the blade.
The size of the guard depends on whether it is suspended or has one- or two-handed controls.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-42560, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-42560, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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