Amendment of standard for mechanical power presses, 1910.217,
Subpart O, to allow (but not require) presence sensing device
initiation (PSDI) on certain types of power presses. The related
standard on definitions, 1910.211, is also amended to support the
revision to the mechanical power press standard. This revision
allows a presence sensing device to initiate the stroke of the press
automatically when the operator's body is out of the danger zone.
Appendix C of this final rule will become effective on April 13,
1988 and the balance of this final rule will become effective on
June 13, 1988.