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

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§6360. Slasher Saws.

(a) Substantial guards of no less than 2-inch planking, heavy wire mesh mounted in a steel frame, or the equivalent, shall be placed in front of gang slasher saws. A second barricade of planking 2 inches or thicker, or its equivalent, shall be provided at the rear of the saws and constructed to provide full protection to anyone working or passing in the rear of the saws. If end saws are on passageways, they shall be guarded against contact.

(b) Slasher saw feed chains shall be arranged so that they can be controlled from the spotter's station.

(c) Slasher feed chains shall be stopped while employees are on the slasher feed table, unless the operator is stationed at the feed chain control.

(d) The slasher should be fenced off at the end opposite the operator.

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

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