TITLE 8
GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS

CHAPTER 4, SUBCHAPTER 7, ARTICLE 59
SECTION 4310 AND ARTICLE 69,
SECTION 4543

GUARDING OF MEAT BAND SAW BLADES


Amend section 4310(a)(1) to read:

4310. Band Knives and Band Saws.

(a) Band knives and band saws (including band resaws having saw blades less than 7 inches in width or band wheels less than 5 feet in diameter) shall be guarded as follows:

(1) All portions of the saw or knife blade shall be enclosed or guarded except that portion between the bottom of the guide rolls and the table. The guard shall be kept adjusted as close as possible to the table without interfering with the movement of stock. The down travel guard from the upper wheel to the guide rolls shall be so adjusted that the blade will travel within the angle or channel.

EXCEPTION: For meat band saw blade guarding requirements see Section 4543 of these Orders.

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Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


Amend section 4543 to read:

4543. Horizontal Nontilting Food Mixer (Class A) Guarding of Meat Cutting Band Saw Blades.

A guard for the portion of the blade between the sliding guide and the upper-saw-wheel guard shall be provided which will protect the saw blade at the front and outer side. This portion of the guard shall be self-adjusting to raise and lower with the guide.

Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.