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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Article 15. Special Access Lifts
§3093.23. Buffers and Buffer Supports.
(a) The car and counterweight shall be provided with spring buffers so designed
and installed that they will not be fully compressed when struck by car with its
rated load and speed or by the counterweight traveling at 125% of the rated speed,
or at governor tripping speed where a governor-operated safety is used.
(b) Car and counterweight-buffer supports shall be of sufficient strength to
withstand without failure the impact resulting from buffer engagement at 125%
of the rated speed, or at governor tripping speed where a governor-operated
safety is used.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3093.23)
Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor
1. New section filed 7-22-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86,
2. Amendment of section heading filed 8-29-2001; operative 9-28-2001 (Register
2001, No. 35).
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