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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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§6596. Pipe-Racking Supports.

(a) On every derrick or mast where the pipe, sucker rods, or other equipment being handled is racked on the derrick or mast, a pipe-racking support primarily designed to prevent pipe from falling shall be provided near the top of the stands of pipe, sucker rods, or other equipment. This support shall be so constructed that it will, with the mast, completely surround the pipe or other racked equipment.

(b) A standard railing shall be provided on the pipe racking support through its entire length to within twenty-four inches (24") but not closer than fourteen inches (14") of the mast leg adjacent to the ladder.

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


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

2. Amendment of article 27 heading, section heading, section and Note filed 5-8-95; operative 6-7-95 (Register 95, No. 19).

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