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Subchapter 14. Petroleum Safety Orders--Drilling and Production
Article 19. All Derricks, Masts and Supporting Structures
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§6570. Stabbing Boards.

(a) A stabbing board shall be provided for and used by employees where a platform is necessary for regular operating duties and the work cannot be performed from a fixed platform or monkey board. A stabbing board will not be required for repairing or maintaining the derrick or equipment.

(b) A stabbing board shall be at least twelve inches (12" nominal) wide and shall be strong enough to withstand the total weight of the persons, equipment and material that is required or permitted to be placed thereon.

(c) Ends of a stabbing board while in position shall be fastened in such a manner that will prevent the board from accidentally shifting off its supports or falling to the floor.

(d) After use the stabbing board shall be removed from the derrick or mast unless its further immediate use is indicated.

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


1. Amendment filed 7-20-59; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 59, No. 12).

2. Amendment of subsections (a)-(b), repealer of subsection (e), and amendment of Note filed 5-8-95; operative 6-7-95 (Register 95, No. 19).

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