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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Group 3. New Elevator Installations, Article 26. Escalators
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§3126.2. Construction Requirements.

Construction requirements shall comply with Section 802 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is hereby incorporated by reference.

(a) The escalator balustrade may be provided with brushes or sideplates between the balustrade skirt and the step to guard against entrapment of foot, finger, clothing, shoe, sneakers, etc.

(1) The rigid mounting assembly for the brushes (brush carrier) affixed to the skirt panel shall project no more than 3/4 of an inch from the balustrade skirt surface.

(2) The Division shall inspect the installation and operation of the brushes/sideplates for entanglement, entrapment, shearing, or tripping hazards before the escalator is placed in service.

(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3126.2.)

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code; and Section 18943(b), Health and Safety Code.


1. New section filed 9-25-98; operative 10-25-98 (Register 98, No. 39).

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