Proposed Safety Rules For Table Saws Your Comments Requested
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The U.S.Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is currently considering requiring 'active injury mitigation' (AIM) technology on all table saws that, writes the Power Tool Institute (PTI) in a press release, would more than double the costs of these products.
PTI is concerned that the price increase would make a table saw out of reach for many consumers, and contribute to job losses if makers are as a result able to sell fewer table saws, and is working to block the legislation.
You can read the PTI commentary on its website, and send a comment to the CPSC through the Institute's website.(The deadline for public comment is July 26, 2017.) The CPSC is concerned with protecting users from an estimated annual 33,400 table saw injuries (those numbers are from emergency-room treated injuries in 2015, as stated in the CPSC proposal summary: 'Safety Standard Addressing Blade-contact Injuries on Table Saws.
' Of those 33,400 injuries, CPSC staff estimates that 92 percent are from contact with the blade.'The proposed rule would establish a performance standard that requires table saws, when powered on, to limit the depth of cut to 3.
5 millimeters when a test probe, acting as surrogate for a human body/finger, contacts the spinning blade...