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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 8. Points of Operation and Other Hazardous Parts of Machinery
Article 61. Compaction Equipment
Access Cover, Balers and Compactors. The panel(s) located on the baler or compactor that when opened permits access to the inside of the baler or compactor for the purpose of loading the baler or compactor.
Access Door, Baler. A hinged or sliding panel that allows access to the inside of the baler for the purpose of regular servicing and/or maintenance.
Access Door, Mobile Compactors. A panel covering an opening located on the body of mobile equipment that is designed to permit access by a person to the inside of the body for the purpose of service or maintenance.
Access Door, Stationary Compactors. A panel covering an opening that is designed to permit access by a person to the interior of the stationary compactor for the purpose of service or maintenance.
Automatic Cycling Control. A control that initiates the operation of a stationary compactor by an automatic actuator sensor on demand when refuse is loaded into the charging chamber and continues to cycle until signaled to stop.
Bale. A large closely pressed package of material which is bound and/or wrapped.
Baler. A form of compaction equipment which compresses loose material into compact bales and secures them for binding or wrapping.
Body. The refuse-carrying portion of mobile equipment. For rear-loading compacting equipment, the body does not include the tailgate.
Collection. The phase of operation of a collection and transportation vehicle during which active loading of materials occurs, including travel between material loading points, and at vehicle speeds at or less than 20 mph (32 kph).
Compaction Equipment, Mobile. Powered equipment which receives loose material and compresses the material by the action of a moving device into the body of the vehicle.
Compaction Equipment, Stationary. Powered equipment which receives loose material and compresses the material by the action of a ram or tramper into a portable container or into a smaller, compact mass which may be bound or wrapped.
Deadman Control. A control that requires continuous pressure by the operator.
Ejector Panel. The movable panel used for ejecting the compacted refuse from the body of mobile collection and compaction equipment. For front loaders and some side loaders the ejector panel is also the packer panel.
Loading Sill. The ledge over which refuse is deposited into the loading hopper.
Packer Panel. The plate(s) that moves the refuse from or through the loading hopper into the body of mobile collection and compaction equipment.
Ram/Tramper. The powered component of a stationary compactor or baler that moves the material from the charging chamber to the compaction area where it is compacted.
Secondary Position. The position(s) in a dual drive configuration which is (are) designed to be occupied by the driver during collection.
Transit. The phase of operation of a collection and transportation vehicle during which no active loading or unloading of material occurs. This includes the on-road movement of the vehicle from the employer's yard to the collection route, from the end of the collection route to the disposal or processing facility, from the disposal or processing facility back to the employer's yard, and operation between various facilities. Transit includes operation between collection points when speed exceeds 20 mph (32 kph).
Work Brake. A feature of certain collection vehicles, typically equipped with secondary, right hand or stand up drive positions, which holds the vehicle in a stopped position, after the vehicle has been brought to rest using the service brake, to permit the operator to leave the cab temporarily in order to load material into the vehicle.