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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 6. Power Transmission Equipment, Prime Movers, Machines and Machine Parts
Article 44. Pulleys

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§4060. Location of Pulleys on Line Shaft and Countershaft.

(a) Where the distance to the nearest fixed pulley, clutch or hanger is equal or less than the width of the belt, a guide shall be provided to prevent the belt from leaving the pulley.

(b) Overhanging flat pulleys on line shafts or countershafts shall be provided with a stop to prevent the belt from running off the pulley.

(c) Where loose pulleys or idlers are not practicable, belt perches in form of brackets, rollers, etc., shall be used to keep idle belts away from the shafts.

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


1. Repealer and new section filed 10-25-74; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 74, No. 43).

2. Repealer of subsection (d) filed 2-20-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 8).

3. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 7-8-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 28).

4. Amendment filed 10-9-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 44).

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