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WAC 296-307-30021

What additional guarding requirements apply to farmstead equipment?

(1) You must ensure that carton or bag stitching machines are properly safeguarded to prevent anyone from coming in contact with the stitching head and other pinch or nip points.
(2) The point of operation of all machines must be guarded. The guard must be designed and constructed to prevent the operator from having any part of the body in the danger zone during the operating cycle.
Note:
The distance from the point-of-operation guards to the danger line depends on the size of the opening. The required distances are outlined in the table below:
Guarding line or
distance of opening
from point of operation
hazard (inches)
Maximum
width of
opening
(inches)
1/2 to 1 1/2
1/4
1 1/2 to 2 1/2
3/8
2 1/2 to 3 1/2
1/2
3 1/2 to 5 1/2
5/8
5 1/2 to 6 1/2
3/4
6 1/2 to 7 1/2
7/8
7 1/2 to 12 1/2
1 1/4
12 1/2 to 15 1/2
1 1/2
15 1/2 to 17 1/2
1 7/8
17 1/2 to 31 1/2
2 1/8
[WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-30021, 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-30021, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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