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This week I am pulling a double wammy on guarding (Video of the week is a foot amputation in an auger).  These days there are few work places that do not have this type of compactor for their "recycling" programs.  This equipment is CLEARLY a PRCS, albeit one that can be easily reclassified.  But as shown in this Photo of the Week these workers have not taken the proper steps to safe enter this space.  And I may need to remind some that entry has occurred "as soon as any part of the entrant's body breaks the plane of an opening into the space"...  

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1910.243(a)(1)(i) All portable, power-driven circular saws having a blade diameter greater than 2 in. shall be equipped with guards above and below the base plate or shoe. The upper guard shall cover the saw to the depth of the teeth, except for the minimum arc required to permit the base to be tilted for bevel cuts. The lower guard shall cover the saw to the depth of the teeth, except for the minimum arc required to allow proper retraction and contact with the work. When the tool is withdrawn from the work, the lower guard shall automatically and instantly return to covering position.

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We just can't make this stuff up.  This is NOT staged, this is real life.

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