a press operated by a mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic device.
Adherence to these recommendations should reduce the risk of injury among mechanical power press operators.
The point of operation hazard on power press brakes has been evident for many years.
If the press brake is being used as a power press, with die sets, point of operation guarding would be required.
Two willful violations include failing to have adequate machine and point of operation guarding on the mechanical power press.
The mechanical power press is a machine that requires the undivided attention and good judgment of the operator.
In the illustration to the left, a fixed guard on a power press completely encloses the point of operation.