Logs may kick back and strike the operator.
- Provide edgers with safety fingers or other approved
methods of preventing kickbacks. A properly fenced off barricade, in
line with the edger, may be used if safety
fingers are not feasible to install. 1910.265(e)(5)(iii)(a)
- Install a controlling device so that the
operator can stop the feed mechanism without releasing the tension of
the pressure rolls. 1910.265(e)(5)(iii)(b)
- Operating speed of live rolls. Do not operate live rolls and tailing devices
at a speed less than the speed of the edger
feed rolls. 1910.265(e)(5)(iv)
View of anti-kickback fingers and pressure
feed roll behind fingers
Outfeed from top arbor edger.
Notice the lack of
barriers to protect from
wood that is ejected from saws.
View of worn and unevenly spaced anti-kickback