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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 8. Points of Operation and Other Hazardous Parts of Machinery
Article 60. Refuse and Trash Collection Equipment

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§4344. Refuse and Trash Collection Equipment.

(a) Mobile collection equipment which compacts refuse shall meet the applicable requirements of Article 61.

(b) Every refuse collection vehicle shall be equipped with a back-up warning device or other method as required by Section 3706(b).

(c) The surfaces and edges of steps shall be slip-resistant and self-cleaning.

(d) Grab handles shall be provided in conjunction with riding steps and be so located as to provide employees with a safe and comfortable riding stance.

(e) The maximum height of the loading sill on curb service manual side-loading collection equipment shall be 42 inches above the standing/loading surface.

(f) Automatic visual or audible warning devices shall be installed in the cab to indicate when any part of container-lifting mechanism, hopper covers, body, or tailgate is not in the safe position for travel, or other effective means shall be provided to prevent the vehicle from travelling when not in a travel mode.

(g) The locking mechanism of unloading doors shall be designed to limit their sudden opening upon being unlatched to protect employees from being struck by the doors.

(h) For side-hinged tailgate door(s), devices shall be provided to secure the tailgate in the open position to prevent it from swinging freely when refuse is being unloaded.

(i) Adequate illumination of the loading/unloading location shall be assured.

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

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