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Subchapter 13. Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Article 15. Sawmills

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§6346. Barkers.

(a) Mechanical barking devices shall be guarded to protect employees from flying objects.

(b) Logs shall not be removed from the barker until the barking head has ceased to revolve, unless the barker is designed, arranged, or located so that the barking head will not create a hazard to employees.

(c) The elevating ramp, or gate, shall be provided with a safety chain and hook, or other positive means of suspension, for use while employees are working under the gate.

(d) Hoop barriers, or other adequate means strong enough to contain a whipping log, shall be installed on both sides of ring barkers.

(e) Steel barriers, or other positive means of stopping a rolling or thrown log, shall be installed between the operator and revolving head barkers where the operator is exposed to this hazard.

(f) Hydraulic barkers shall be enclosed with strong baffles at the inlet and the outlet. The operator shall be protected by at least five-ply laminated glass, or material of equivalent strength.

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

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