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Subchapter 14. Petroleum Safety Orders--Drilling and Production
Article 45. Pipe Handling and Storage Racks
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§6648. Storage and Handling of Pipe.

(a) The pipe on storage racks shall be chocked or wedged, or otherwise secured to prevent it from falling or rolling off the rack.

(b) Skids over which pipe is moved shall support the load being handled. Skids shall be placed and supported to minimize the danger of skids being shifted or displaced while used.

(c) Employees shall not be required or permitted to be between or under the skids over which pipe is being moved. Skids shall not be adjusted until the pipe on the racks or trucks is chocked, wedged or secured to prevent pipe movement.

(d) During the loading and unloading of pipe from a transporting vehicle, employees shall not be required or permitted to be on the pipe unless the load is secured by the use of stakes in the truck or trailer bolster or vehicle bed, or by chains, binders or by chocking, wedging or other means.

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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