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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 13. Cranes and Other Hoisting Equipment
Article 97. Hoists, Auxiliary Hoisting Equipment and Hoisting Operations

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§4970. Limit Device.

Each overhead electric hoist shall be equipped with an effective enclosed-type limit device which will stop the travel before the hook/load block passes the highest and, where applicable, lowest point of safe travel.

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


1. Renumbering of former Article 97 (Sections 4990-5009) to Article 98 (Sections 4990-5009) and renumbering of former Article 96 (Sections 4970-4987) to Article 97 (Sections 4970-4987) filed 8-29-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 39).

2. Amendment of Article 97 heading and Section 4970 filed 5-1-87; operative 5-31-87 (Register 87, No. 19).

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