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Belt sanders shall have both pulleys and the unused run of the sanding belt enclosed. Rim guards will be acceptable for pulleys with smooth disc wheels provided that in-running nip points are guarded.
EXCEPTION: Portable belt sanding machines provided with: (1) Guarding on one side at the nip point where the sanding belt runs onto a pulley. (2) Handles located so that a barrier interrupts any straight line path between the gripping surface of a handle and the nip point of a pulley; and, (3) The unused run of the sanding belt guarded on one side and at the rear.
NOTE: Guards on stationary belt sanders may be hinged to permit sanding on the pulley.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. Amendment filed 8-15-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 41).
2. New Exception filed 10-31-94; operative 11-30-94 (Register 94, No. 44).
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