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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 2. Safe Practices and Personal Protection
Article 7. Miscellaneous Safe Practices
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§3337. Dock Plates and Loading Ramps.

(a) Every dock plate and loading ramp shall be constructed and maintained with strength sufficient to support the load carried thereon.

(b) Dock plates or loading ramps shall be secured in position when spanning the space between the dock or unloading area and the vehicle. The dock plate or loading ramp, together with its securing devices, where used over spans of different lengths, shall be of such construction as will readily obtain rigid security over such spans.

(c) The dock plates or loading ramps shall be so constructed and maintained that when they are secured in position the end edges of the plate or loading ramp shall be in substantial contact with the dock or loading area and with the vehicle bed in such a manner as to prevent rocking, or sliding.

(d) Adequate and safe means shall be provided for moving dock plates and loading ramps.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. Renumbering from Section 3664 filed 7-26-78; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 78, No. 30).

2. Amendment filed 10-10-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 41).

3. Editorial correction of History Note No. 1 (Register 81, No. 49).

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