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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Article 15. Special Access Lifts
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§3093.53. Factor of Safety Suspension Means.

The factor of safety of the suspension means shall be not less than 7 based on the manufacturer's rated breaking strength. When the car and counterweight are suspended by steel ropes and the driving means is an endless steel roller type chain, the factor of safety of such a chain, with the rated load in the car, shall be not less than 8 based on the ultimate tensile strength.

(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3093.53)


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


1. New section filed 7-22-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 36).

2. Amendment of section heading and section filed 8-29-2001; operative 9-28-2001 (Register 2001, No. 35).

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