OSHA just cited a contractor that I work with for a violation of 29CFR1926.304(f) for not having an anti-restart device on their Rigid TS2410LS table saw on a construction site. OSHA claimed that the anti-restart device is required by section 3.1.3(c) of the 1954 ANSI Woodworking standard (rv. 1961). That standard has been supersceded by the 1992 ANSI standard, but OSHA claims they have not adopted the 1992 standard, and hence the 1954 standard has to be followed, and that requires the anti-restart device on any table saw on any construction site. An anti-restart device is a magnetic drop out switch, so that if the power is lost, the saw will not automatically restart if it was left in the on position when the power comes back on. Has anyone else ever faced this situation?
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