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

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§6402. Bolters and Lath Machines.


(a) Bolters and lath machines shall be provided with a shield of no less than 2-inch wood or equivalent material and built in front of the machines.

(b) Lath bolters and lath mill saws shall be provided with a metal hood guard no less than 1/8-inch thick. These hoods may be hinged so that they can be turned back to permit changing the saws.

(c) A substantial metal plate baffle, finger device, or other acceptable device shall be installed to prevent kickbacks.

(d) Feed rolls and feed mechanisms shall be arranged so that it is not necessary to push the stock through the machine. The feed rolls shall not be raised while any employee is in line with the saws.

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

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