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Subchapter 21. Telecommunication Safety Orders
Article 1. Telecommunications

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§8610. Vehicle-Mounted Material Handling Devices and Other Mechanical Equipment (General).

(a) The employer shall require that visual inspections are made of the equipment by a qualified person each day the equipment is to be used to ascertain that it is in good condition.
(b) The employer shall require that tests shall be made at the beginning of each shift by a qualified person to ensure the vehicle brakes and operating systems are in proper working condition.
(c) Prior to derrick operation, the parking brake must be set and the stabilizers extended if the vehicle is so equipped. When the vehicle is situated on a grade, at least two wheels must be chocked on the downgrade side.
(d) All rubber-tired, self-propelled scrapers, rubber-tired front-end loaders, rubber-tired dozers, agricultural and industrial tractors, crawler tractors, crawler-type loaders, and motor graders, with or without attachments, that are used in telecommunications work shall have roll-over protective structures, when required, in accordance with Article 25 of the General Industry Safety Orders or Section 1596 of the Construction Safety Orders as applicable.
(e) Vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platform devices shall not be operated with any conductive part of the equipment closer to exposed energized power lines than the clearances set forth in Table TC-1 of this Article.
Note: Authority and reference cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. Amendment filed 3-30-82; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 82, No. 14).
2. New subsection (c) and subsection relettering filed 4-28-2014; operative 7-1-2014 (Register 2014, No. 18).

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