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PDFWAC 296-806-43502

Safeguard garbage (waste) disposal equipment.

(1) You must protect employees exposed to the hazards of screw conveyor disposals with a properly designed and mounted trimboard cover that remains in place during operation.
(2) You must provide guarding to protect employees from contact with knives or blades of disposal units. The guards need to be strong enough so that an employee's downward thrusting motion will not cause the guard material to open larger than two inches.
You may need to follow additional requirements found in, Make sure guards meet these requirements, WAC 296-806-20042, to keep employees from contacting the knives or blades of disposals.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-43502, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-43502, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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