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  • Record Type:
    OSHA Instruction
  • Current Directive Number:
    STD 01-12-017
  • Old Directive Number:
    STD 1-12.17
  • Title:
    29 CFR 1910.213(h)(1), Radial Saw Guards
  • Information Date:
  • Standard Number:

OSHA Instruction October 30, 1978 STD 1-12.17

January 31, 1978




SUBJECT: 29 CFR 1910.213(h)(1), Radial Saw Guards

1. Purpose

The purpose of this directive is to provide clarification on the applicability of the subject standard as it relates to the saw mill industries.

2. Documentation Affected

This directive supersedes Field Information Memorandum #75-49A dated November 9, 1975.

3. Background

The Office of Standards Development is proposing a change in 29 CFR 1910.213(h)(1) that will limit its applicability to saw mill operations.

4. Action

Under existing regulations, 29 CFR 1910.213(h)(1) shall continue to apply to saw mill operations. However, pending final promulgation of the proposed change, a failure to install a lower guard on the type of saws used in production-line operations in saw mills (these saws are specified in 29 CFR 1910.265) shall be considered de minimus, providing that there has been no sacrifice to employee safety.

5. Effective Date

This directive is effective immediately and will remain in effect until canceled or superseded.

Richard P. Wilson Deputy Director, Federal Compliance and State Programs

OSHA Instruction October 30, 1978 STD 1-12.17


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