Machine Safety

Chapter 296-806, WAC

Effective Date: 01/01/05

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Saws and Cutting Heads

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If your specific machine or operation isn’t listed here, then be sure to follow any of the following requirements that apply:

  • General requirements for all saws and cutting heads in this section
  • General requirements for all saws in this section
  • General requirements for all cutting heads in this section
  • “Requirements for All Machines” found in this chapter,
    WAC 296-806-200 and WAC 296-806-300.

 

This section applies to fixed machines using saws or cutting heads that are used on any material.

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Your Responsibility

To make sure machines using saws and cutting heads meet these requirements

You must

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SAWS AND CUTTING HEADS

Protect employees using saws and cutting heads

Make sure saws and cutting heads are sharpened and tensioned by
qualified people

SAWS
General requirements for all saws

Make sure saws are safe to use

Requirements for all circular saws
Make sure all circular saws meet these requirements
Make sure circular saw gages meet these requirements
Guard hand-fed circular table saws
Provide kickback protection for employees using hand-fed circular table ripsaws when ripping wood products
Safeguard self-feed circular saws
Provide kickback protection for self-feed circular ripsaws when ripping wood products
Guard circular resaws
Provide spreaders for circular resaws
Requirements for Specific Circular Saws
Protect employees from automatic saw hazards
Guard inverted swing (jump) saws
Guard miter saws
Guard radial saws
Limit the travel of radial saws
Provide kickback protection for radial saws when ripping wood
Guard revolving double arbor saws
Guard swing saws
Limit the travel of swing saws
Requirements for Band Saws and Drag Saws
Make sure bandsaws meet these requirements
Protect employees from drag saw hazards
CUTTING HEADS
General Requirements for All Cutting Heads
Maintain and balance knives and cutting heads
Boring and mortising machines
Make sure boring and mortising machines meet these requirements
Chipper and Hog Mills
Follow these requirements for chipper mills
Follow these requirements for hog mills
Protect employees from falling into chipper and hog mills
Jointers
Make sure jointers with horizontal cutting heads meet these requirements
Guard horizontal cutting heads on hand-fed jointers
Guard vertical cutting heads on jointers
Molding, Sticking and Matching Machines
Make sure molding, sticking and matching machines meet these requirements
Panel Raisers and Other Similar Machines
Guard hand-fed panel raisers and other similar machines
Planers
Make sure planers with a horizontal cutting head meet these requirements
Guard planers
Guard planer feed rolls
Provide kickback protection on planers running stock of varied thickness
Shapers
Make sure shapers meet these requirements
Tenoning Machines
Guard tenoning machine feed chains and sprockets
Guard tenoning machines
Veneer Machinery
Guard veneer cutters and wringer knives
Guard veneer clippers
Follow these requirements for guarding guillotine cutters
Provide mechanisms to stop power-driven guillotine cutters
Prohibit riders on veneer slicer carriages

 

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