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WAC 296-307-28044

What materials must be used for standard guards?

(1) Standard guards must be made of the following materials:
(a) Expanded metal;
(b) Perforated or solid sheet metal;
(c) Wire mesh on a frame of angle iron; or
(d) Iron pipe securely fastened to the floor or the frame of the machine.
(2) Wire mesh should have wires that are securely fastened at every cross point either by welding, soldering, or galvanizing.
Exception:
Diamond or square wire mesh made of No. 14 gauge wire, 3/4-inch mesh or heavier is exempt from this requirement.
[WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-28044, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-28044, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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