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Subchapter 14. Petroleum Safety Orders--Drilling and Production
Article 43. Lines Used on Catheads

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§6644. Lines Used on Catheads.

(a) A "short" splice in a line or a frayed portion of a line that is being manually operated shall not be permitted to run onto a cathead.

(b) Precautions shall be taken to prevent entanglement of other lines with a line in use on a cathead.

(c) No manually operated line shall be left wrapped unattended on a cathead.

(d) Lines used on all catheads shall have strength to withstand the stresses imposed on them.

(e) Only the free end of the cathead rope shall be handled during normal operation.

(f) The engine clutch shall be disengaged before removing fouled rope. A catline grip or other effective devices shall be provided and used to keep the catline taut when the line is not in use.

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


1. Amendment of section and new Note filed 5-8-95; operative 6-7-95 (Register 95, No. 19).

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