The requirements of this standard shall apply to Vertical ClampInjection Molding Machines (VCIMMs) that process plastic materialsand inject said material into a mold(s) held closed by a verticallyacting clamp.
VCIMM suppliers and users shall use the risk assessment processin the manufacture, care, and use of the machinery.
Deviations from the requirements of this standard shall be basedon a documented risk assessment.
Safety requirements for the use of ancillary equipment or moldsfor VCIMM are not covered by this standard.
The purpose of this standard is to identify and address knownhazards to personnel working on, or adjacent to, a VCIMM.