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Subchapter 17. Mine Safety Orders
Article 17. Loading, Hauling, and Dumping

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§7010. Loading, Hauling, and Dumping--General.

(a) (9-2) Equipment defects affecting safety shall be corrected before the equipment is used.

(b) (9-31) When traveling between work areas, the equipment shall be secured in the travel position.

(c) (9-36) Electrically powered mobile equipment shall not be left unattended unless the master switch is in the off position, all operating controls are in the neutral position, and the brakes are set or other equivalent precautions are taken against rolling.

(d) (9-37) Mobile equipment shall not be left unattended unless the brakes are set. The wheels shall be turned into a bank or rib, or shall be blocked, when such equipment is parked on a grade.

(e) (9-60) Where overhead clearance is restricted, warning devices shall be installed and the restricted area shall be conspicuously marked.

(f) (9-64) Chute loading installations shall be designed so that the men pulling chutes are not required to be in a hazardous position while loading cars.

(g) (9-39) Employees shall not be permitted to get on or off moving vehicles or equipment.

EXCEPTION: This does not apply to train crews when operating trains or industrial railroads.

(h) (9-26) Only authorized persons shall be present in areas of loading or dumping operations.

(i) (14-13) Industrial trucks, tractors, haulage vehicles, and earthmoving equipment shall meet the canopy, roll-over protection, and other requirements of the General Industry Safety Orders.

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