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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 8. Points of Operation and Other Hazardous Parts of Machinery
Article 64. Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Mills

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§4406. Guards and Guarding.

(a) Sharp-edged slitter knives subject to accidental contact shall be effectively guarded. Carriers shall be provided and used when transporting or carrying sharp-edged slitter knives.

(b) Where workers may be exposed to contact, the wheels for the traveling sections of conveyors or similar track or guide controlled equipment shall be equipped with sweep guards. Sweep guards shall have not greater than 1/4-inch clearance above the rail or guide.

(c) Carton or bag stitching machines shall be guarded to prevent persons from coming in contact with the stitching head.

(d) The shear area between the floor and the equipment used to elevate the front end of the chip containers during dumping operations shall be guarded.

(e) Knives used for chip, hog fuel machines, or guillotine cutters shall be secured in containers during transportation.

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


1. Repealer and new section filed 9-15-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 38).

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