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(a) Each circular hand-fed ripsaw shall be guarded by a hood which shall completely enclose that portion of the saw blade above the table and that portion of the blade above the material being cut.
(b) The hood shall automatically adjust itself to the thickness of and remain in contact with the material being cut at the point where the stock encounters the saw blade, or
(c) The hood may be a fixed or manually adjusted hood or guard provided the space between the bottom of the guard and the material being cut does not exceed 1/4 inch.
(d) The hood or other guard shall be so designed as to prevent a "kickback," or a separate attachment that will prevent a "kickback" shall be provided. "Anti-kickback" devices shall be designed to be effective for all thicknesses of material.
(e) Except when grooving, dadoing or rabbeting, a spreader shall be provided and fastened securely to the saw. It shall be designed and installed in accordance with the Provisions of Section 4296.
(f) Push sticks or push blocks shall be provided at the work place in the several sizes and types suitable for the work to be done.
|Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.|