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

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§6344. Log Hauls.

(a) Log conveyors shall be solidly built, kept in good repair, and of sufficient strength to support five times the maximum load.

(b) Log conveyor bull chains or cables shall be designed and built with an adequate safety factor.

(c) The return strand of chain log conveyors in the basement shall be guarded so that in the event of breaking, they cannot fall on anyone beneath.

(d) Log conveyor controls shall be identified and arranged to be operated from a position where the operator is in the clear of logs, machinery, lines, and rigging.

(e) A positive stop or bulkhead shall be installed on all log conveyors to prevent logs traveling too far ahead in the mill.

(f) Employees shall not work under logs which are being hoisted to the log deck.

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

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