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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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§6595. Portable Cantilever Derricks and Masts: Platforms.

(a) A platform at least twenty-four inches (24") wide shall be provided completely across each outer side of the derrick or mast adjacent to and level with the ends of the pipe-racking support. The outer edges of these platforms shall be equipped with standard railings and toeboards. If the design of a derrick or mast is such as to make outside platforms impractical, then inside platforms at least twenty-four inches (24") wide and adjacent to and level with the ends of the pipe-racking support may be used.

EXCEPTION: On cantilever derricks and masts equipped with an adjustable pipe-racking support, the outside platform may be not more than thirty inches (30") below or twenty-four inches (24") above the pipe-racking support provided that railing extensions are installed for safe access between the outside platform and pipe-racking support.

(b) Access shall be provided from the derrick or mast ladder to these platforms in a manner described in Section 6594(b).

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

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