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Subchapter 14. Petroleum Safety Orders--Drilling and Production
Article 26. Pipe and Sucker Rod Platforms for Derricks and Masts
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§6594. Platforms and Access Runways.

(a) Platforms shall be provided on masts for employees to stand on to handle pipe, sucker rods, or other equipment racked in or on the derrick or mast. These platforms shall be at least eighteen inches (18") wide, and shall cover the space between the working edges and the main structural member to which they are attached.

(b) Access runways or platforms not less than twelve inches (12") wide shall be provided between the derrick or mast ladder and the pipe and sucker rod platforms; provided, however, that a minimum width of ten inches (10") will be accepted on platforms installed before June 13, 1952. The maximum allowable distance between the ladder and the access runway or platform and between the pipe or sucker rod platform and the access runway or platform shall be eighteen inches (18").

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 article 26, section and Note filed 5-8-95; operative 6-7-95 (Register 95, No. 19).

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