Machine Safety

Chapter 296-806, WAC

Effective Date: 01/01/05

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WAC 296-806-425

Food Processing Equipment

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

 

This section applies to:

  • All businesses that manufacture or process food, whether or not they are contained inside food stores
    and
  • The design, installation, operations, and maintenance of machinery and equipment used in the food processing industry.

Your Responsibility

To protect employees from hazards associated with food processing facilities and machines

You must

FACILITIES

Provide locks on chamber doors of large air conditioning units

Use proper door locks on rack-type bread coolers

Provide see-through panels on fermentation room doors

Cover exposed hot pipes

Provide extension piping on stationary lubrication fittings

Provide hoods for pan washing tanks

Safeguard proof boxes

Safeguard storage bins

MATERIAL HANDLING

Follow these design requirements for bag lifts (bag arm elevators) and chutes

Follow these requirements for chain tackle

Safeguard conveyors

Use properly designed covers for screw conveyors (augers)

Safeguard pallet jacks and hand trucks

SPECIFIC FOOD PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

Safeguard bakery slicers

Safeguard bakery wrapping machines

Provide troughs with antifriction-bearing casters

Follow these requirements for trough hoists and similar equipment

Follow these requirements for dividers

Safeguard manually-fed dough and cross-roll brakes

Provide a guard or tripping device on reversible dough brakes

Follow these requirements for doughnut machines

Follow these requirements for dumpbins and blenders

Follow these requirements for flour-handling machines

Follow these requirements for traveling or track-type flour scales

Follow these requirements for food grinders and cutters

Provide covers with interlocks on ingredient premixers, emulsifiers, and similar machines

Follow these requirements for open fat kettles

Follow these requirements for steam kettles

Follow these requirements for chocolate melting, refining, and mixing kettles

Safeguard meat-processing equipment (circular meat-cutting saws)

Follow these requirements for horizontal dough mixers

Follow these requirements for vertical mixers

Follow these requirements for mechanical-feed moulders

Follow these requirements for hand-fed moulders

Design, install, and construct your ovens according to these requirements

Properly locate emergency “stop” buttons and main shut-off valves for ovens

Inspect and test safety devices on ovens

Follow these requirements for peanut-cooling trucks

Follow these requirements for pretzel rolling, pretzel stick extruding, rotary, and die machines

Safeguard box and roll-type dough sheeters

Provide proper enclosures for sifters

Follow these requirements for sugar and spice pulverizers

 

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