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Subchapter 13. Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Article 17. Lath, Shingle, and Shake Mills

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§6395. Shingle Saws.

(a) Shingle saws shall have a metal guard covering the edge of the saw to at least the depth of the teeth, except for the part of the cutting edge that is essential for sawing.

(b) A die piece shall be substantially attached to this rim guard, on the side next to the sawyer. In lieu of this, both sides shall be guarded up to the part which must be left open to clear the stock, provided the front and back guards extend 6 inches beyond the points of the teeth.

(c) When a bolt is not in the cut, a wood or metal guard should be secured to the sliding table at the side nearest the sawyer to protect from contact with the cutting edge of the saw.

(d) The bottom spault catcher shall be no less than 1/4-inch thick, and kept sharp at all times.

(e) Shingles saws, when reduced in size to less than 40 inches in diameter, shall no longer be used as shingle saws.

(f) Such reduced shingle saws may be reconditioned for use as clip saws, provided the surfaces are reground and the proper balance attained.

(g) Clip saws shall be entirely housed, except for the operating edge.

(h) All clip saws shall be provided with an approved metal bar guard above the operating edge of the saw, and clipper board finger guard.

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

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