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PDFWAC 296-807-16005

Make sure equipment meets minimum design and construction requirements.

(1) You must make sure equipment meets ANSI design and construction requirements.
(a) Make sure power lawnmowers manufactured on or after August 1, 2003, meet the requirements of the appropriate ANSI standard:
(i) ANSI B71.1-1998, American National Standard for Consumer Turf Care Equipment - Walk-Behind Mowers and Ride-On Machines with Mowers - Safety Specifications; or
(ii) ANSI B71.4-1999, American National Standard for Commercial Turf Care Equipment - Safety Specifications.
(b) Make sure noncommercial power lawnmowers manufactured before the effective date of this chapter meet the requirements in chapter 296-806 WAC, Machine safety.
There may be a statement on the tool or in the instruction manual indicating the tool meets the requirements of the appropriate ANSI standard. If in doubt, check with the manufacturer.
(2) You must position, guard or shield all power-driven shafts, chains, belts, gears, friction drive components, nip and pinch points, and any exposed components hot enough to cause burns while:
(a) Starting;
(b) Mounting;
(c) Operating the machine.
(3) You must have a shutoff device that:
(a) Will stop the motor or engine; and
(b) Has to be intentionally and manually activated before the motor or engine can be restarted.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-807-16005, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 06-05-027, § 296-807-16005, filed 2/7/06, effective 4/1/06; WSR 03-09-009, § 296-807-16005, filed 4/4/03, effective 8/1/03.]
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