Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
11/28/2021

Part XIV. Guards

4VAC25-40-2680. Accessible moving parts.

Gears, sprockets, chain drives, flywheels, couplings, shafts, saw and fan blades, and other similar exposed moving machine parts which are within seven feet reach by persons shall be guarded to prevent accidental contact.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 14.1, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-2690. Overhead belts.

Overhead belts shall be guarded if the whipping action from a broken belt would be hazardous to persons below.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 14.2, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-2700. Conveyor guarding; conveyor belts and idlers.

A. Equipment guarding on conveyor drives, head pulleys, tail pulleys, and take-up pulleys that are within seven feet reach shall extend a sufficient distance to prevent a person from reaching behind, over, or under the guard and becoming caught in the moving parts. Other accessible, moving parts on the conveyor shall be guarded to prevent accidental contact.

B. Conveyor belts and idlers that are accessible from walkways shall be guarded or provided with emergency stop cords or railings positioned to prevent a person from falling on or against the moving belts or idlers.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 14.3, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-2710. Conveyor openings.

Openings where conveyors pass through wall or floors shall be guarded.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 14.4, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-2720. Use of stop cords.

When emergency stop cords are used on conveyors with walkways, the cord shall extend along the full length of the conveyor.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 14.5, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-2730. Protruding setscrews.

Protruding setscrews on revolving parts shall be guarded.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 14.6, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-2740. When guards to be in place.

Except when testing the machinery, guards shall be securely in place while machinery is being operated.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 14.7, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-2750. Maintenance of guards.

Guards shall be sufficiently strong and maintained to prevent contact with moving parts. Guards shall not be required where the exposed moving parts are at least seven feet away from walking or working surfaces.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 14.8, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-2760. Flying or falling material protection.

Guards or shields shall be provided in areas where flying or falling materials present a hazard.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 14.9, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

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