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Subchapter 14. Petroleum Safety Orders--Drilling and Production
Article 25. Crown Platforms and Railings
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§6591. Portable Telescoping and Jackknife Derricks and Masts: Crown Platforms and Railings.

(a) A platform at least twenty-four inches (24") wide shall be provided completely across any one side of the derrick or mast and approximately level with the top of the derrick or mast. Such platform shall provide access to the crown block sheaves and their lubricant feeders if lubricating is done at the crown block level. A smaller platform may be used if employees are provided with and required to use safety belts and lanyards.

(b) The outer edges of the platform or platforms shall be equipped with standard railings and toeboards.

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


1. Amendment of section heading and section and new Note filed 5-8-95; operative 6-7-95 (Register 95, No. 19).

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