TITLE 8
GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
CHAPTER 4, SUBCHAPTER 7, ARTICLE 20, SECTION 3563
POWER LAWN MOWERS


Amend Section 3563 to read:

3563. Power Lawn Mowers.

(a) Scope. These regulations apply to power lawn mowers of 20-brake horsepower or less and cover walk-behind reel and rotary power lawn mowers, riding reel and rotary power lawn mowers, lawn riding tractors, and lawn and garden riding tractors, and related mower attachments. They are intended to provide safety requirements and to help ensure uniform operator environments. These regulations do not apply to sulky-type units, flail mowers, or sickle bar mowers.

NOTE: For tractors of more than 20-brake horsepower see Article 25.

(b) General.

(1) Power mowers placed in service after March 29, 1975 through [ * ], shall be designed, constructed, tested and labeled to meet or exceed the provisions of ANSI B71.1-1972 and B71.la-1974 or ANSI B71.1-1980, Safety Specifications for Power Lawn Mowers, Lawn and Garden Tractors and Lawn Tractors.

(2) Power mowers placed in service after [ * ] the effective date of these orders shall be designed, constructed, tested and labeled to meet ANSI B71.1-1980, Safety Specifications for Power Lawn Mowers, Lawn and Garden Tractors and Lawn Tractors. shall be approved as defined in Section 3206 of the General Industry Safety Orders.

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

* Effective date of these orders to be filled in by the Office of Administrative Law.