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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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§4306. Underhung Swing Cut-Off Saws, Inverted Swing Cut-Off Saws, Jump Saws, Underslung Saws.

(a) All saws shall be effectively guarded above and below the table or roll case. The saw blade shall be fully enclosed when in the extreme back position, and the swing frame shall not pass the vertical position when at its extreme forward limit. A positive stop shall be furnished so that the saw cannot pass the front edge of the table.
(b) A hood-type guard shall cover the blade and extend at least 2 inches in front of the saw teeth when the blade is in the back position and the guard shall be securely fastened to the table.
(c) A traveling guard shall be provided that moves with the blade over the material and covers the exposed part of the blade above the material.
(d) The width of the hood of jump saws shall be limited so as to provide not more than 1/4-inch clearance on each side of the blade.
(e) In addition to the guard required in subsection (b), the point of operation shall be guarded in a manner that will prevent the hands of the operator from entering the point of operation and coming in contact with the blade as the blade ascends, cuts the stock and drops below the table surface.
Note: For point of operation guarding requirements see Sections 4184 and 4186(b) of these Orders.
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).
3. Change without regulatory effect inserting “(a)” immediately preceding the first paragraph filed pursuant to section 100, Title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 91, No. 7).
4. New subsection (e) filed 3-20-2017; operative 7-1-2017 (Register 2017, No. 12).

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