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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 13. Cranes and Other Hoisting Equipment
Article 97. Hoists, Auxiliary Hoisting Equipment and Hoisting Operations

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§4977. Sheaves.

(a) Sheaves carrying ropes which can be momentarily unloaded shall be provided with close-fitting guards or other suitable devices to guide the rope back into the groove when the load is applied again.

(b) Sheave grooves shall be smooth and free from surface defects which could cause rope damage.

(c) The sheaves in the bottom block shall be equipped with close-fitting guards that will prevent ropes from becoming fouled when the block is lying on the ground with ropes loose.

(d) Pockets and flanges of sheaves used with hoist chains shall be of such dimensions that the chain does not catch or bind during operation.

(e) All running sheaves shall be equipped with means for lubrication.

NOTE: Permanently lubricated, sealed and/or shielded bearings meet this requirement.

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

HISTORY

1. Amendment of subsection (a) and new subsections (b), (c), (d) and (e) filed 2-13-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 7).

2. Amendment filed 5-1-87; operative 5-31-87 (Register 87, No. 19).

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