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PDFWAC 296-806-455

Mechanical power presses.

In addition to the requirements in this section, you need to refer to the following sections of this chapter in order to fully protect your employees from machine hazards:
Requirements for all machines, WAC 296-806-200 and 296-806-300.
This section applies to mechanically powered machines that transmit force to cut, form, or assemble metal or other materials through tools or dies attached to or operated by slides.
This section does not apply to:
1. Power press brakes.
2. Hydraulic power presses.
3. Pneumatic power presses.
4. Slow-acting horizontal mechanical presses with large beds (bulldozers).
5. Hot bending and hot metal presses.
6. Forging presses and hammers.
7. Riveting machines.
8. Cold headers and cold formers.
9. Eyelet machines.
10. High energy rate presses.
11. Ironworkers and detail punches.
12. Metal shears.
13. Powdered metal presses.
14. Press welders.
15. Turret and plate punching machines.
16. Wire termination machines.
17. Welding presses.
1. See, Forging machines, for forging press and hammer requirements, WAC 296-806-430.
2. See, Ironworkers, for requirements for ironworkers, WAC 296-806-445.
3. See, Press brakes, for power press brake requirements, WAC 296-806-465.
Your responsibility:
To make sure mechanical power presses meet the requirements of this section.
Design and construction
You must meet the requirements…
in this section:
Make sure mechanical power presses are properly designed and constructed
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-455, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-455, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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