Machine Safety

Chapter 296-806, WAC

Effective Date: 01/01/05

 

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WAC 296-806-430

Forging Machines

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  • If your specific machine or operation isn't listed here, then follow any general requirements in this section along with the "Requirements for all machines" found in this chapter,
    WAC 296-806-200 and WAC 296-806-300

 

The requirements in this section apply to machines used in the forming of hot metal, such as hot trimming presses, forging hammers, hot forging presses, upsetters, hot bending and hot metal presses, and equipment used in boltheading and rivet making, as well as other forging equipment. For specific forging machine requirements, see Table 430-1.

Note

Exemption:

  • This section doesn't apply to cold forging operations.

 

Your Responsibility

To make sure all forging and associated equipment in your workplace are constructed, operated, and maintained in a safe manner

You must

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FORGING MACHINES

Follow these safety requirements when using lead and lead casts

Properly inspect and maintain forging equipment

Use safety blocks on hammers and presses

Make sure tongs meet these requirements

Protect employees when removing scale

Provide adequate foundations for hammers and presses

Follow these requirements for manually operated valves and switches

HAMMERS

Use die keys and shims made of proper-grade metal

Provide a safety cylinder head

Provide a shutoff valve

Provide a means for cylinder draining

Follow these requirements for pressure pipes

Follow these requirements when using board hammers

OTHER FORGE FACILITY EQUIPMENT

Protect against sparks from saws

 

Table 430-1
Specific Requirements for Forging Machines

  Steam Hammers Airlift Hammers Board Hammers Saws
WACs needed in addition to those included under “General Requirements for Forging Machines”        
WAC 296-806-43016
Use die keys and shims made of proper-grade material
X X    
WAC 296-806-43018
Provide a safety cylinder head
X X    
WAC 296-806-43020
Provide a shutoff valve
X X    
WAC 296-806-43022
Provide a means for cylinder draining
X X    
WAC 296-806-43024
Follow these requirements for pressure pipes
X X    
WAC 296-806-43026
Follow these requirements when using board hammers
    X  
WAC 296-806-43028
Protect against sparks from saws
      X

 

 

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