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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Article 15. Special Access Lifts

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§3093.44. Slack-Rope and Slack-Chain Devices for Winding Drum and Roller-Chain-Type Driving Machines.

(a) Winding drum machines with rope suspension shall be provided with a slack-rope device of the manually reset type that will remove power from the motor and brake if the car is obstructed in its descent and the hoisting ropes slacken.

(b) Elevators with roller chain suspension shall be provided with a slack chain device which will remove power from the motor and the brake if the car is obstructed in its descent and the suspension means slacken. This device need not be of the manually reset type if the chain sprockets are guarded to prevent the chain from becoming disengaged from the sprockets.

(c) Roped and chain hydraulic elevators shall be provided with a slack device which will remove power from the motor and the brake if the car is obstructed in its descent and the suspension means slacken.

(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3093.44)

NOTE

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

HISTORY

1. New section filed 7-22-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 36).

2. Amendment of section heading and new subsection (c) filed 8-29-2001; operative 9-28-2001 (Register 2001, No. 35).

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