(A) Washing machines.
(1) A washing machine shall be equipped with an interlock that will disconnect the current to the drive motor and prevent starting rotation of the cylinder when the access door to the machine is open, but will not prevent the operator from inching the machine with the access door open.
(2) A washing machine or washer/extractor shall be provided with a means to prevent accidental self-closing of the shell or cylinder doors during loading or unloading of the machine; however, this requirement does not apply to side-hinged or over-the-center doors that tend to remain open.
A wringer shall be equipped with a safety bar or other guard across the entire front of the feed or first pressure rolls, so arranged that the striking of the bar or guard will stop the machine.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4121.12, 4121.121, 4121.13, Const. Art. II, Sec. 35
Rule Amplifies: 4121.13
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/64, 9/1/98