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Subchapter 13. Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Article 11. Helicopter Yarding Operations
§6325. Fueling and Fueling Area.
(a) Fueling pads shall be built and maintained with a well compacted surface free of loose materials and debris.
(b) There shall be two 60:B.C. rated fire extinguishers, or equivalent fire fighting protection, readily available at each fueling station.
(c) Smoking, open flames, or other sources of ignition shall not be permitted within 50 feet of fueling operations or fuel storage areas.
(d) The helicopter engines shall be shut off if refueling with either aviation gasoline or Jet B (turbine) type fuel.
(e) The helicopter and fuel supply system shall be securely bonded together before and during fueling operations to provide static electrical discharge.
(f) The helicopter's fuel supply shall at all times be adequate to perform its mission and at least 15 minutes of additional flight time.
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 2-6-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 6).
2. Amendment of subsection (e) filed 10-18-2012; operative 11-17-2012 (Register 2012, No. 42).
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