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Subchapter 17. Mine Safety Orders
Article 36. Hoisting Equipment

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§7136. (19-120). Hoisting Rope Maintenance.

(a) No hoisting rope shall be allowed to drag or rub on any part of the hoistway, but shall be supported by rollers or guide pulleys located so as to prevent dragging or rubbing.

(b) Spliced hoisting ropes shall not be used in mines except as provided for in Section 7137 of these Orders.

(c) Every hoisting rope shall be kept well lubricated at all times.

(d) In all shafts containing acid water or a corrosive atmosphere, an acid-resistant preservative shall be used regularly on the hoisting rope, or a corrosion-resistant rope shall be used.

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