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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 4. General Mobile Equipment and Auxiliaries
Article 25. Industrial Trucks, Tractors, Haulage Vehicles, and Earthmoving Equipment
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§3659. Back Guards.

(a) The side of the platform nearest the mast frame truss shall be guarded on every high-lift industrial truck where employees ride up or down. This guard shall consist of a substantial frame covered with 1/2 inch expanded metal, laminated safety glass, or equivalent providing effective guarding to a height of 7 feet.

(b) If the type of load presents a hazard, high-lift industrial trucks shall be equipped with a load backrest extension high enough to reach above the center of the top row of the maximum height load handled or other positive means acceptable to the Division shall be used to prevent parts of the load falling onto the operator or into the operator's compartment. The openings shall not be greater than the smallest parcel carried.

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


1. New section filed 2-13-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 7).

2. Amendment of NOTE filed 4-30-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 18).

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