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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 4. General Mobile Equipment and Auxiliaries
Article 29. Industrial Railroads

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§3730. Purpose.

These orders set up minimum standards for industrial railroads in above-ground operations. Where it has been determined by the Division that, due to the process or operation, compliance with these orders would increase the hazards, industrial railroads need not comply provided such substandard areas are properly posted with warning signs, clearance distances indicated, areas barricaded, proper instructions given to employees or other safety devices installed to provide maximum protection to employees.

Nothing herein shall be construed as preventing the movement of material over tracks when such material is necessary in the construction or maintenance of such tracks, nor in the movement of special work equipment used in the construction, maintenance or operation of the railroad, provided such movements shall be carried on under such conditions as are necessary to provide for the safety of all concerned.

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


1. Amendment filed 9-11-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 37).

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