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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 10. Haulage and Earth Moving
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§1595. Repair of Haulage Vehicles, Tractors, Bulldozers and Similar Equipment.

(a) No repairs shall be attempted on power equipment until arrangements are made to eliminate possibility of injury, caused by sudden movements or operation of the equipment or its parts. When the equipment being repaired is a bulldozer, carryall, ripper, or other machine having sharp or heavy moving parts such as blades, beds, or gates, such parts shall be lowered to the ground or securely and positively blocked in an inoperative position.

All controls shall be in a neutral position, with the engine(s) stopped and brakes set, unless work being performed requires otherwise.

(b) Trucks with dump bodies shall be equipped with positive means of support, permanently attached, and capable of being locked in position to prevent accidental lowering of the body while maintenance or inspection work is being done. In all cases where the body is raised for any work, the locking device shall be used.

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


1. Repealer of subsections (b) through (f) filed 10-2-70; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 70, No. 40).

2. Amendment filed 5-21-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 21).

3. Amendment filed 3-19-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No.12).

4. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 2-7-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 6).

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