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

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§6365. Conveyors.

(a) Troughs in which the working strands of a conveyor operate shall be of ample dimension and strength to carry a broken chain, and shall afford effective protection to all employees.

(b) Return strands of all conveyors that are within 7 feet of the floor and subject to contact by employees shall be provided with a trough guard.

(c) Return strands of conveyors higher than 7 feet and located over or near passageways or work areas shall have rollers or guards underneath that effectively protect employees.

(d) When the working strands of conveyors cross within 3 feet of the floor level in passageways, they shall be completely enclosed or bridged over along the full length of the exposure.

(e) Elevated slab or wood conveyors shall have sidewalls of ample height to prevent material being thrown from the conveyor. In lieu of this, the area under the conveyor may be fenced off.

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

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