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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 3. General Plant Equipment and Special Operations
Article 13. Agricultural Operations

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§3437. Definitions.

Agricultural Equipment. Tractors or implements, including self-propelled implements, and stationary equipment which are used in agricultural operations.

Agricultural Operations. All operations necessary to farming in all of its branches, including maintenance of machinery or other facilities, and the planting, cultivating or growing, keeping for sale, harvesting, transporting on the farm or to the place of first processing, any tree, plant, animal, fowl, fish, insect or products thereof.

Frond. As used in Section 3458, the large connected leaf of a date palm tree.

Ground Driven Components. Components which are powered by the turning motion of a wheel driven by ground contact as the equipment travels over the ground.

Guard or Shield. See Article 37, Section 3941.

Guarded by Location. See Article 37, Section 3941.

Long-handled hand tool. Any hand-held tool with a handle of four (4) feet or more in length.

Nip Point. The mesh or pinch point of in-running surfaces such as gears, belts, sprockets, rolls, etc.

Power Take-Off (PTO) Drivelines. The shafts and universal joints between the tractor, or other power source, and the first gear set, pulley, or sprocket. Power Take-Off (PTO) Shaft. The power output shaft protruding from the drive unit of the agricultural equipment.

Self-Propelled Agricultural Equipment. Mobile equipment which is provided with locomotive power as an integral part of the unit.

Short-handled hand tool. Any hand-held tool with a handle of less than four (4) feet in length.


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


1. Repealer and new section filed 5-13-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 20).

2. Amendment filed 5-15-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 20).

3. Amendment filed 1-5-87; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 87, No. 2).

4. New definition of “frond” filed 8-4-2003; operative 9-3-2003 (Register 2003, No. 32).

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