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WAC 296-307-49015

How must arc welding equipment be maintained?

(1) The operator should report any equipment defect or safety hazard to the supervisor and discontinue using the equipment until its safety is ensured. Repairs must be made only by qualified persons.
(2) Machines that have become wet must be thoroughly dried and tested before being used.
(3) Work and electrode lead cables should be frequently inspected for wear and damage. Cables with damaged insulation or exposed bare conductors must be replaced. Lengths of work and electrode cables must be joined by connecting means specifically intended for the purpose. The connecting means must have insulation adequate for the service conditions.
[WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-49015, 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-49015, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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