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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 8. Points of Operation and Other Hazardous Parts of Machinery
Article 55. Power Operated Presses

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§4194. Slide Counter-Balance Systems.

(a) Spring counter-balance systems when used shall incorporate means to retain system parts in event of breakage.

(b) Spring counter-balances when used, shall have the capability to hold the slide and its attachments at midstroke, without brake applied.

(c) Air counter-balance cylinders shall incorporate means to retain the piston and rod in case of breakage or loosening.

(d) Air counter-balance cylinders shall have adequate capability to hold the slide and its attachments at any point in stroke, without brake applied.

(e) Air counter-balance cylinders shall incorporate means to prevent failure of capability (sudden loss of pressure) in event of air supply failure.

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

HISTORY

1. New NOTE filed 10-31-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 44).

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