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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 6. Power Transmission Equipment, Prime Movers, Machines and Machine Parts
Article 37. Purpose, Definitions and Standards
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§3945. Openings for Oiling.

(a) Where lubrication must be performed while the machine is operating, openings with hinged or sliding covers shall be provided.

(b) Where machines or machine parts must be lubricated while in motion the lubricant fittings shall be located at least 12 inches from the dangerous moving parts unless such parts are guarded and the fittings are piped outside the guard.

(c) Transmission equipment, machines and machine parts in inaccessible locations, which are lubricated while they are in motion shall be equipped with extension lubricant fittings or other methods of lubrication which can be serviced from an accessible location.

NOTE: Self lubricating bearings are recommended and all drip cups and pans shall be securely fastened.

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


1. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 10-25-74; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 74, No. 43).

2. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 10-9-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 44).

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