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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 4. General Mobile Equipment and Auxiliaries
Article 25. Industrial Trucks, Tractors, Haulage Vehicles, and Earthmoving Equipment

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§3655. Overhead Guards for High-Lift Rider Trucks.

(a) Except as permitted in Section 3655 (b), high-lift rider industrial trucks shall be equipped with overhead guards which are approved as defined in Section 3206 of the General Industry Safety Orders.

(b) Every high-lift rider truck shall be fitted with an overhead guard manufactured in accordance with this section unless the following conditions are met:

(1) The vertical movement of the lifting mechanism is restricted to a maximum elevation of 72," or the truck will operate in an area where the bottom of the top tiered load is not higher than 72" and the top is not more than 120" from the ground when tiered; and

(2) The operator is protected from all overhead hazards other than falling loads.

(c) Except as permitted in Sections 3655 (b) and (d), all high-lift rider industrial trucks purchased before the effective date of these orders, shall have overhead guards of strength adequate to support impact test loads as specified in Part II, ANSI B56.1-1975.

(d) Structural members of individually designed and constructed overhead guards installed on equipment prior to 1975 and not tested as required by Part II, ANSI B56.1-1975, shall be constructed in accordance with the following table or with materials of equivalent strength:

                                     TABLE IT-2 

                                          Round Pipe               Square Tube (CRS)
                                    -----------------------     --------------------- 
Rated Truck                           (X             (XX         (3/16"         (1/4" 
Capacity             (Std.)          heavy)         heavy)        wall)         wall) 
3,000 and Under...... 1 1/2"         1 1/4"          --           1 1/4"         --     
3,001 to 5,000....... 2"             1 1/2"          --           1 1/2"         --     
5,001 to 8,000....... 2 1/2"         2"              1 1/2"       2"
8,001 to 14,000...... 3"             2 1/2"          2"           3"             2 1/2" 
14,001 to 25,000..... --             3 1/2"          3"           3 1/2"         3" 
25,001 and over...... --             4"              --           4"             3 1/2" 

The construction of canopy guards which are built in compliance with this paragraph shall be based on the strength of 4 upright members. Guards constructed with less than 4 upright members shall be of equivalent strength. Canopy-type overhead guard frames shall be braced to overhead members on each side of the frame to provide structural rigidity both longitudinally and transversely.

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

HISTORY

1. Repealer and new section filed 2-13-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 7).

2. Amendment filed 4-30-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 18).

3. Amendment filed 5/27/98; effective 6/27/98 (Register 97, No. 48Z).

Plate IT-1

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

HISTORY

1. Repealer of Plate 1 and new Plate IT-1 filed 2-13-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 7).

2. Repealer filed 4-30-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 18).

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