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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 8. Points of Operation and Other Hazardous Parts of Machinery
Article 65. Paper Converting and Printing Machines

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§4442. Embossing Machines.

Embossers of the head type shall be equipped with:

(a) A fixed guard enclosing front and sides of press with space for feeding stock. The guard shall be so arranged that the operator's fingers cannot go between the press and the die while feeding stock, or

(b) A fixed or a movable guard on the sides and a movable guard in front connected with the operating mechanism in such a manner that the operator's fingers cannot be caught by the press while feeding stock, or

(c) A starting device which requires the simultaneous action of both hands to trip the machine.


1. Machines with feed such that the hands of the operator cannot come in contact with the die while feeding.

2. Hand-Fed Engraving Presses covered under Section 4445.

NOTE: Authority and reference cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 5-30-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 22).

2. Amendment filed 9-22-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 41).

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