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Subchapter 13. Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Article 16. Veneer and Plywood Plants

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§6376. Veneer Lathe.

(a) The area under the elevating ramp (tipple) from the lathe to stock trays, shall be provided with railings or other suitable means of preventing employees from entering.

(b) A positive means shall be provided and used to prevent the back-up roll from closing until activated by the operator.

(c) A guard or positive interlock and necessary hydraulic or air controls shall be provided to prevent forward movement of the charger, if such movement is hazardous.

(d) Positive means shall be provided to hold the head in the open position while servicing the knife.

(e) A protective device for the knife edge shall be provided for transporting the knife.

(f) Where there is a hazard from exploding logs, both lathe operator's and charger operator's stations shall be protected against flying slabs and chips.

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

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