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• Record Type: Instruction
• Directive Number: STD 01-12-007
• Old Directive Number: STD 1-12.7
• Title: 29 CFR 1910.217 and 29 CFR 1910.212; Applicability of Platen Presses
• Information Date: 10/30/1978
• Standard Number: 1910.217; 1910.212

OSHA INSTRUCTION STD 1-12.7 OCTOBER 30, 1978

July 18, 1975

OSHA PROGRAM DIRECTIVE #100-34

TO: ASSISTANT REGIONAL DIRECTORS/OSH

Subject: 29 CFR 1910.217 and 29 CFR 1910.212; Applicability of Platen Presses

1. Purpose

To provide specific clarifications on the applicability of 29 CFR 1910.217 and 29 CFR 1910.212 to platen presses

2. Directive Affected

None.

3. Background

In the 1.1 Scope section of ANSI-B11.1-1971, Safety Requirements for Construction, Care and Use of Mechanical Power Presses the standard applies only to those mechanically powered machines that shear, punch, form or assemble metal or other material by means of tools or dies attached to slides.

4. Clarification

The Office of Standards Development currently promulgating a change to 29 CFR 1910.217(a)(5) that will add platen presses to the list of excluded machines. Therefore, Section 29 CFR 1910.212 shall apply to point of operation guarding for platen presses.

Barry J. White Associate Assistant Secretary for Regional Programs


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