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Subchapter 13. Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Article 16. Veneer and Plywood Plants

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§6382. Veneer Presses.

(a) Hot-press hoists shall be provided with a braking and holding mechanism which will operate automatically in case of failure of the lifting chains or cables.

(b) On a hot-press equipped with an automatic charger, an electrically interlocked gate or chain shall be provided across the opening between the charger and the press which, when opened, will open the circuit to prevent the charger from moving.

(c) Where two workers are employed in loading the press, closing control devices shall be provided within reach of each work station. These devices shall interconnect so that activation of both controls is required to operate the press. A quick-opening device shall be provided at each work station on the press hoist platform.

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

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