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Guard miter saws.

Miter saws include:
1. Miter.
2. Compound miter.
3. Slide miter.
4. Compound slide miter.
(1) You must guard miter saws with an upper hood that completely encloses the upper half of the blade.
(2) You must provide a method to protect employees from contacting the blade underneath the table while in its recommended carrying position.
(3) You must guard the lower blade:
(a) By making sure the teeth are guarded at least three-quarters of an inch beyond the root of the teeth, toward the center of the blade, except for a maximum forty-five degree exposure of quadrant C when in the full retract position. See Illustration 480-1, Miter Saw Guarding.
(b) With a retractable guard that cannot be locked in any position.
Illustration 480-1
Miter Saw Guarding
This illustration shows miter saws in full retract position, and quadrant C, where 45 degrees, or half of quadrant C may be exposed when in the full retract position.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-48028, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-48028, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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