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Subchapter 13. Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Article 11. Helicopter Yarding Operations

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§6320. General.

(a) Prior to working in each new area of operation, a briefing shall be conducted. This briefing shall set forth the plan of operation for the pilots and ground personnel.

EXCEPTION: Emergency operations involving immediate hazard to life or property.

(b) A Code of Safe Practices shall be formulated and adhered to for operations involving the use of a helicopter. This code shall include, but is not limited to, the safe practices presented in the Appendix to the Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders.

(c) Helicopter operations shall not be performed beyond the helicopter's or pilot's certification. The pilot's employer shall make sure before operations begin that the pilot is properly certificated by the F.A.A. to perform the planned operations.

(d) Good housekeeping shall be maintained in all helicopter loading, unloading, fueling, and maintenance areas.

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

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