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Subchapter 13. Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Article 5. Falling and Bucking

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§6282. Ripping Logs.

(a) Logs shall be securely chocked before they are ripped.

(b) If workers walk the log to rip it, sufficient holding wood shall be left or other positive means to prevent splitting before they dismount to complete the cut.

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

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