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WAC 296-78-615

Saw filing and grinding rooms and equipment.

(1) Approaches to filing rooms must be kept free from material and equipment at all times.
(2) Enclosed grinding and filing rooms must be ventilated as specified in the general occupational health standard, WAC 296-62-110 through 296-62-11019.
(3) Each filing and grinding room must be provided with two exits so arranged as to permit easy escape in case of fire.
(4) Floors must be cleaned regularly and must be kept free from oil, grease and other materials that might cause employees to slip or fall.
(5) Flooring around machines must be kept in good repair at all times.
(6) Saw grinding machine belts must be provided with guards where these belts pass through the frame of the machine.
(7) All grinding wheels on such machines must be provided with a metal retaining hood which also covers the arbor ends if they are exposed to contact.
(8) Filing room employees must be provided with goggles, face shields, or other necessary protective equipment and are required to wear the same.
(9) Guarding and mounting of abrasive wheels must be in accordance with chapter 296-806 WAC, Machine safety.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 17-16-132, § 296-78-615, filed 8/1/17, effective 9/1/17; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-78-615, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050 and 49.17.240. WSR 81-18-029 (Order 81-21), § 296-78-615, filed 8/27/81.]
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