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

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§6321. Rigging.

(a) Loads shall be properly slung.

(b) Taglines shall be of a length and/or properly weighted so that they can not be drawn up into the rotors. Pressed sleeves, swedged eyes or the equivalent shall be used for all freely suspended loads.

(c) Taglines shall be long enough to allow helicopters to remain above all obstacles.

(d) All electrically operated cargo hooks shall have the electrical activating device designed and installed to prevent inadvertent operation.

(e) Cargo hooks shall be equipped with an emergency mechanical, electrical, or manual control for releasing the load.

(f) The employer shall ensure that cargo hooks are tested prior to each day's operation by a competent person to determine that the release functions properly, both electrically and mechanically.

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

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