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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 8. Points of Operation and Other Hazardous Parts of Machinery
Article 59. Woodworking Machines and Equipment

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§4302. Circular Knives and Crosscut Saws (Class B).

(a) A hood shall be used that will cover the saw blade to at least the depth of the teeth or cover the cutting edge of the circular knife.

(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 or knife blade, or

(c) 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 1/2 inch.

EXCEPTION: Circular crosscut saws with stationary table where the saw blade moves forward when cutting (e.g. cut-off saws and radial arm saws).

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


1. Repealer and new section filed 10-25-74; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 74, No. 43).

2. Amendment filed 8-15-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 41).

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