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  • Cal. Oscha

    hey fellas,
    1)-does anyone know if guards on the 4:1 are necessary to be in compliance with oscha????
    2)-do they require some type of safety guard on all moving parts that could possibly cause injury????
    3)- does anyone run their machines with every possible guard available from brunswick?????

    thanks guys,
    brunsmechanic [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]
    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

  • #2
    Re: Cal. Oscha

    I believe the guards you're speaking of are only required in Wisconsin and California..., may be some states have added in by now...
    I don't think the idea of OSHA is as outstanding as the representation of your insurance co. in the event of an accident...., Yeah they're a pain in the ass but, do we really spend that much time in that area!!!!

    jeff

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    • #3
      Re: Cal. Oscha

      I think you can contact your state OSHA office to see what the local laws are regarding the pinsetters in your state.
      OSHA seems like a pain in the butt, but they track accidents and when they find a trend they adopt a rule to PREVENT accidents.
      Graham
      I just went to <a href="http://www.osha.gov" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.osha.gov" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.osha.gov" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.osha.gov" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.osha.gov" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.osha.gov" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.osha.gov" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.osha.gov" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.osha.gov" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.osha.gov" target="_blank">http://www.osha.gov</a></a></a></a></a></a></a></a></a></a>
      Under search I typed in "bowling centers"
      There is a question about guards.
      It pretty much states that the "LOCKOUT TAGOUT" is the rule to refer to.
      Also type under search "lockout tagout"
      Graham

      [ October 19, 2001: Message edited by: GRAMBO ]

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      • #4
        Re: Cal. Oscha

        The problem is that if osha says you need them there is about a 99% probability that you will have to install them.I worked in California for many years in several different houses,some had 4-1 guards and some did not.It seemed to depend on which inspector you had.At the showboat in las vegas we had to put guards around the pit conveyor drive belt,I have never heard of someone getting hurt by that belt.He never said anything about the 4-1 guard.

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        • #5
          Re: Cal. Oscha

          There are guards for that stuff? Just kidding - have seen the stuff in the books but never actually on a machine, except the end lane guard.
          Speaking of guards - anyone ever bought that catwalk guard that Zot sells with the handrails and all?
          Marty Murphy

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          • #6
            Re: Cal. Oscha

            GREAT INFO GUYS,
            I GUESS IT'S BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY, NOT ONLY TO AVOID A FINE BUT TO AVOID POSSIBLE INJURY TO ONE OF MY STAFF.
            THANKS AGAIN....ONCE MORE IT'S BOWLTECH TO THE RESCUE.
            BRUNSMECHANIC
            GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

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            • #7
              Re: Cal. Oscha

              I used to work for a major international printing co. and OSHA finally started making rounds to all manufactoring divisions after too many people got killed falling into presses and too many fingers got chopped off in the bindery. We had no Lockout-Tagout plan in place in the division I worked for and it fell onto me to devise and impliment one for the division. Going by what OSHA stated they wanted in place, it took me almost 3 months to find all sources of engery and map all paths that that engery ran. I then had to document it all and explain how to isolate said energy. We were up for a $70,000 fine if it wasnt in place by the time they got there. Granted a pinsetter's engergy can be locked out by simply unplugging it. However, our ball returns have a seperate power source which comes off grids and are hard to isolate.

              The point of all this is this: OSHA can come down hard. And they can and will look to all potential injury sources. Me personally, I wouldnt contact them directly. Seems like inviting trouble. I would just be aware that they are out there and try to make things as safe as possible and hope they dont latch onto you.

              My 2 cent$............rob
              Space is the Place!

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              • #8
                Re: Cal. Oscha

                I had them come to my center and he never looked at the machines did get nailed for having the air compressor next to a electrical panel just finished changeing some lift cover.
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                • #9
                  Re: Cal. Oscha

                  OK Why would an air compressor next to an electrical box be a bad thing?

                  Steve
                  TSM & TSM Training Development
                  Main Event Entertainment
                  480-620-6758 for help or information

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                  • #10
                    Re: Cal. Oscha

                    Because he said it blocked the panel which was high enough not to be in the way i beleive we had to pay about 250.00 for that one the whole thing started when a mechanic was moving the lane machine up front and cut off the tip of his finger by smashing it against the wall.That is way osha came out.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Cal. Oscha

                      Good point on your unfortunate fine.
                      I think the regulation is nothing can be within 3 feet of an electrical panel.
                      At USPS we have either guard rails or yellow tape on the floor where nothing is to be stored near an electrical panel.
                      Putting some yellow tape on the floor around your main panels in the back will help save this fine.
                      Tell the owner invest a few dollars now to save a few hundred dollars later.
                      Graham

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