Machine Safety

Chapter 296-806, WAC

Effective Date: 01/01/05

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WAC 296-806-470

Roll-forming and Bending Machines

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  • In addition to the requirements in this section, you need to refer to the following sections of this chapter in order to fully protect your employees from machine hazards:

 

This section applies to power driven roll forming and bending machines that change the shape or the direction of materials by using rolls, rotary forming dies, and associated tooling.

Your Responsibility

To protect employees from hazards associated with roll-forming and bending machines

You must

Follow these requirements for machine initiation

Safeguard nip points of roll-forming and bending machines

 

WAC 296-806-47002  

Follow these requirements for machine initiation

You must

  • Make sure all of the following occur before starting machines:
    • – Select “normal” operation mode
    • – Safeguards are in place and functioning
    • – No workers are within the hazard zones
    • – Other proper work practices are followed.
  • Make sure in the ”jog mode,” the machine function is initiated by the operator either:
    • – During set-up
      or
    • – By threading the material through the forming rolls.
  • Make sure only assigned test employees perform machine testing and start-up.

WAC 296-806-47004

Safeguard nip points of roll-forming and bending machines

You must
  • Safeguard in-running nip points on roll-forming and bending machines with at least one of the following:
    • – A point-of-operation guard or device
    • – An emergency stop device
      • A emergency stop device must be used when a
        point-of-operation guard or device isn't feasible.

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