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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 8. Points of Operation and Other Hazardous Parts of Machinery
Article 68. Leather and Composition Goods Machines

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§4510. Dinking and Clicking Machines.

Every dinking machine shall be guarded by at least one of the following methods:

(a) Dies known as "safety type" shall be used. Such dies shall be at least three inches in height with safety grooves or flanges which reduce danger of operator's fingers being caught between top of die and beam, or they shall be provided with horizontal or vertical handles at least two and one-half inches in height above the die proper, or

(b) The machine shall be provided with a sliding table or swinging head which does not require the operator's hands to be placed under the beam or head, or

(c) There shall be a two-handed device that requires both hands of the operator to be removed from under the beam at the time of tripping the machine.

(d) The point of operation shall be guarded on all sides. The end guards shall be fixed and the front and back guards shall be gate guards of the elevating interlocking type.

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


1. Amendment filed 11-20-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 47).

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