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Machine Guarding Definitions:
Functional Components


Functional Components.

Functional components in agricultural equipment, such snapping and husking rolls, straw spreaders and choppers, cutter-bars, rotary beaters, mixing augers, feed rolls, conveying augers, rotary tillers, and similar units [in agriculture and general industry], which must be exposed for proper function.3 Such components shall be guarded to the fullest extent that will not substantially interfere with functioning of the component.3


Other Machine Guarding Definitions


  1. National Safety Council, Accident Prevention Manual for
    Industrial Operations
    , 7th Edition, 1974.
  2. National Safety Council, Accident Prevention Manual for Business &
    Industrial Operations
    , 12th Edition, 2001.
  3. 29 CFR 1928, 1928.57 – Guarding of Farm Field Equipment,
    Farmstead Equipment, and Cotton Gins.

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