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OSHA requirement on Emergency Stop Buttons

OSHA requirement on Emergency Stop Buttons

OSHA requirement on Emergency Stop Buttons

I am in California. We have a couple of E-stop buttons that have been accidenatlly hit on our equipment. I am told that it is against OSHA standards to put in an EStop with a guard around it so it does not accidentally get pushed. IS this true? I can not seem to find anything in the OSHA manuals about guarding the buttons. I found color and visibility, but nothing on guards. Please help me out.

RE: OSHA requirement on Emergency Stop Buttons

Not sure - but putting aguard on it kind of defeats the purpsoe?? No??

If I want an E-stop I want to STOP it and NOW

RE: OSHA requirement on Emergency Stop Buttons

They have a rig guard that goes around it. The button is not covered, just protected from accidenatl use.

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