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This Standard covers the occupational health and safety requirements for all classes of power forging machinery, both for impression die and flat die forging, including power-driven and gravity-drop hammers; mechanical, hydraulic, and screw-fo rging presses; hot trimming presses; upsetters; forging rolls; ring-rolling; bolt-heading; and rivet-making machines used in conjunction with a warm or hot forging process.*
*Warm forging is done at 1400 to 1500°F (760 to 815°C). Hot forging is done at 2200 to 2300°F (1200 to 1260°C).
1.2 This Standard does not apply to those mechanically powered machines commonly referred to as cold headers or cold formers, such as those used in the cold forging process.
The purpose of this Standard is to provide safety requirements to assist the manufacturers and users of forging equipment in creating conditions, practices, means, methods, operations, and processes as appropriate to ensure safe and healthy conditions for those employed in the warm or hot forging industry.
This Standard is also intended for use as a guide to the appropriate governmental regulatory agencies, associations, and de partments in determining compliance to ensure that safe operating conditions and practices are universally applied in the warm and hot forging industry in Canada.