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Subchapter 13. Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Article 12. Yarding, Swinging, and Loading

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§6330. Tongs, Hooks, and Straps.

(a) When hooks are used for loading, they shall be of the spiked bell type. The spike shall project beyond the lip of the cup, and both spike and lip shall be kept sharp.

(b) Loading hooks shall be kept in good repair and equipped with hand ropes.

(c) When there is danger of tongs or hooks pulling out of the logs, straps shall be used. Tongs may be used on extra large logs, provided the logs are barked and notched sufficiently for a secure hold.

(d) Crotch line straps for loading hooks or end bridles should be of the right length or adjustable to the length necessary for proper end pull, and shall be made of no less than 5/8-inch line. The size of this line shall be increased according to the weight of the logs handled.

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

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