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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 8. Points of Operation and Other Hazardous Parts of Machinery
Article 69. Food and Tobacco Machinery

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§4546. Moulders.

(a) Mechanical feed moulders shall be provided with hoppers so designed and connected to the proofer that an employee's hands cannot get into the hopper where they will come in contact with the inrunning rolls.

(b) Hand-fed moulders shall be provided with a belt-feed device or the hopper shall be extended high enough so that the hands of the operator cannot get into the feed rolls. The top edge of such a hopper shall be well rounded to prevent injury when it is struck or bumped by the employee's hand.

(c) There shall be a stopping device within easy reach of the operator who feeds the moulder and another stopping device within the reach of the employee taking the dough away from the moulder.

(d) Where a removable crank is used to adjust the moulder for different sizes of loaf, by adjusting a nut on the moulder drum, brackets shall be provided on the side of the machine for holding the crank when it is not in use.

NOTE: The brackets should be connected to a limit switch so that when the crank is removed the current is broken and the machine cannot run unless the crank is returned to the resting position on the bracket.

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


1. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 5-1-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 19).

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