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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 3. General Plant Equipment and Special Operations
Article 19. Automotive Lifts

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§3545. Oil Measurement.

(a) Every air-oil tank and oil storage tank on automotive lift installations shall be provided with a graduated stick gage or other positive and easily accessible means by which the oil level in the reservoir, with plunger or plungers in the lowest position, can be determined.
(b) The oil supply in every air-oil tank and oil storage tank shall be maintained at or above the prescribed safe minimum operating level which shall in no case be less than three inches in depth or ten percent of the total oil volume when the plunger or plungers are in the fully elevated position.
Where a fill or gage hole is provided to measure oil levels, the fill or gage hole shall not be obstructed in any manner that requires removal of any parts of the lift except the fill or gage hole cover or plug to check the oil level.
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 10-8-76; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 76, No. 41).
2. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 10-15-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 44).
3. Amendment filed 6-28-2005; operative 7-28-2005 (Register 2005, No. 26).

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