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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 8. Points of Operation and Other Hazardous Parts of Machinery
Article 64. Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Mills

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§4414. Handling Liquid Sulfur.

Every employer receiving, handling and storing liquid sulfur shall establish a written procedure requiring, but not limited to the following:
(a) Employees at unloading or usage points shall be trained to recognize the dangers of escapement from the system and the proper first aid practices to be followed in the event of exposure;
(b) Use of personal safety devices and safeguards shall be in accordance with Article 10.
(c) A minimum of two employees trained in safe procedures for the handling of liquid sulfur shall be assigned when a tank car is opened in preparation for venting and unloading. Approved respiratory protective equipment for H2S exposure, chemical splash goggles and gloves shall be worn. Spark producing or electric tools shall not be used to unplug railcar vents.
(d) Where venting can cause harmful exposure to unprotected workers in the area, a venting system shall be installed to vent the gas to a safe location for discharge or circulated through a scrubbing system. The venting system shall be installed before valves are opened.
(e) No smoking, open burning, or welding shall be permitted while unloading is in process or danger of gas escapement exists.
(f) The precautions to be taken when heating, welding, or cutting are to be done on any part of the system.
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. Amendment of subsection (e) filed 7-13-78; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 78, No. 28).
2. Repealer and new section filed 9-15-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 38).
3. Editorial correction of subsection (a) (Register 2008, No. 16).

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