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Subchapter 18. Ship Building, Ship Repairing and Ship Breaking Safety Orders
Article 6. Precautions
§8376. Ship's Machinery.
(a) Cleaning, repairing, servicing and adjusting ships machinery shall be performed in accordance with Section 3314 of the General Industry Safety Orders and Section 8356 of these Orders as applicable.
(b) Deck Machinery.
(1) Anchor Machinery. Before work is performed on the anchor windlass or any of its attached accessories, the employer shall ensure that the following steps are taken:
(A) The devil claws shall be made fast to the anchor chains.
(B) The riding pawls shall be in the engaged position.
(C) In the absence of devil claws and riding pawls, the anchor chains shall be secured to a suitable fixed structure of the vessel.
(2) Other Deck Machinery. On other deck equipment the load shall be removed or the equipment secured and blocked, stopped or prevented in accordance with subsection (a) above before any work is performed on the equipment.
(c) Propulsion Machinery.
(1) Before work is performed on the main engine, reduction gear, or connecting accessories, the employer shall ensure that the following steps are taken:
(A) The jacking gear shall be engaged to prevent the main engine from turning over. A sign shall be posted at the throttle indicating that the jacking gear is engaged. This sign shall not be removed until the jacking gear can be safely disengaged.
(B) If the jacking gear is steam driven, the stop valves to the jacking gear shall be secured and then locked and tagged in accordance with Section 8356.
(C) If the jacking gear is electrically driven, the circuit controlling the jacking gear shall be de-energized by tripping the circuit breaker, opening the switch or removing the fuse, whichever is appropriate, and then locked or tagged in accordance with Section 8356.
(2) Before the jacking engine is operated, means shall be taken to ensure that all employees, equipment, and tools are clear of the engine, reduction gear, and its connecting accessories, and the propeller.
(3) Before work is started on or in the immediate vicinity of the propeller, the throttles or main steam stops shall be wired or locked shut and a warning sign calling attention to the fact that employees are working in that area shall be hung in a conspicuous location in the engine room. This sign shall not be removed until it is determined that the work is completed and all employees are free of the propeller.
(4) Before the main engine is turned over (e.g., when warming up before departure or testing after an overhaul) means shall be taken to ensure that all employees, equipment, and tools are free of the propeller.
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. Repealer and new section filed 10-31-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 44).
2. Amendment filed 1-22-88; operative 2-21-88 (Register 88, No. 6).
3. Amendment of subsections (a) and (c)(1)(A)-(C) filed 12-13-2011; operative 12-13-2011. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Labor Code section 142.3(a)(3) (Register 2011, No. 50).
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