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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Article 15. Special Access Lifts
§3093.7. Guarding of Suspension Means.
(a) Ropes and chains passing through a floor or stairway outside the hoistway
enclosure shall be enclosed with a solid or openwork enclosure. If of openwork,
the enclosure shall reject a ball 1/2 in. (13 mm) in diameter. Means for inspection
shall be provided. The floor openings shall not be larger than is necessary to
clear the suspension means.
(b) Ropes and chains immediately adjacent to a stairway shall be guarded with
solid or openwork panels on the stair side. Openwork panels shall reject a ball
1/2 in. (13 mm) in diameter.
Exception to subsection 3093.7(b): Ropes or chains which operate within a guide
or track shall be considered suitably guarded.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3093.7)
Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor
1. New section filed 7-22-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86,
2. Amendment of section heading and section filed 8-29-2001; operative 9-28-2001
(Register 2001, No. 35).
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