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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 8. Points of Operation and Other Hazardous Parts of Machinery
Article 59. Woodworking Machines and Equipment

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§4319. Automatic Lathes (Shoe Last, Spoke and All Other Automatic Lathes of the Rotating Knife Type).

(a) A hood or cover shall completely enclose the cutter blades while the stock is being worked. Hood or cover shall be of not less than 1/8-inch sheet steel.

(b) Shoe last and spoke lathes, doweling machines, wood heel turning machines, and other automatic wood-turning lathes of the rotating knife type shall be equipped with hoods enclosing the cutter blades completely except at the contact points while the stock is being cut.

(c) Lathes used for turning long pieces of wood stock held only between the two centers shall be equipped with long curved guards extending over the tops of the lathes in order to prevent the work pieces from being thrown out of the machines.

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


1. Amendment filed 6-9-72 as procedural and organizational; effective upon filing (Register 72, No. 23).

2. Repealer and new section filed 10-25-74; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 74, No. 43).

3. Amendment filed 8-15-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 41).

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