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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 8. Points of Operation and Other Hazardous Parts of Machinery
Article 69. Food and Tobacco Machinery

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§4556. Ice Breaker or Crusher.

A hopper shall be provided of such size and arrangement that the hand of the operator cannot come into contact with the revolving teeth or prongs while the machine is in operation. If the top of the hopper is less than 42 inches above the floor or working level, a standard railing shall be provided to prevent an employee from stepping or falling into the hopper.

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


1. Amendment of section heading and new NOTE filed 5-1-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 19).

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