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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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§3454. Sheepshearing.

(a) Canvas or other fabric material used for floors shall be stretched tight and properly pegged at regular 4 foot intervals around the outer edge to prevent them from gathering or bunching. The floor shall be maintained tight at all times.

(b) Hobbles shall be installed one-third of the way down on each hanger arm. These hobbles shall be secured to the main hanger, and the leather thongs passed through an eyelet on the turn-out side of the shearing floor. On each end of the thongs there shall be a weight adequate enough to pull the hanger arm back to a neutral position in case the clippers are dropped or kicked free.

(c) The catch pen and turn-out pen shall be provided with proper gates or other barriers to prevent sheep from dashing across the shearing floor while shearers are at work.

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


1. New NOTE filed 5-15-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 20).

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