WAC 296-806-42560: Safeguard meat-processing equipment (circular meat-cutting saws)

Link to law: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=296-806-42560
Published: 2015

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WAC 296-806-42560

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

These requirements do not apply to table-top slicers such as those used in delis and restaurants.

When bandsaws are used to cut meat, follow the requirements in, Make sure bandsaws meet these requirements, WAC 296-806-48042.

You must:
(1) Make sure all circular meat-cutting saws have both:
• Constant pressure controls;
• A brake that automatically begins to stop the blade when the switch is released.
(2) Make sure each circular meat-cutting saw has a protective guard between the operator and the blade.
(3) Provide suspended, counterbalanced circular meat-cutting saws with guards that cover at least one of the following:
• Twenty-five degrees of the blade if the saw has two-hand controls;
• Ninety degrees of the blade if the saw can be operated with one hand.
(4) Provide saws that are not suspended with a guard that covers ninety degrees of the blade.

The size of the guard depends on whether it is suspended or has one- or two-handed controls.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-42560, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]