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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 13. Cranes and Other Hoisting Equipment
Article 98. Operating Rules

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§4998. Refueling.

(a) Open lights, flames or spark-producing devices shall be kept at a safe distance while refueling an internal combustion engine, and no person shall smoke or carry lighted smoking material in the immediate vicinity of the refueling area. The engine shall be stopped during refueling, unless the fueling system provides adequate safe refueling features.

(b) Fuel tank filler pipe shall be located in such a position, or protected in such manner, as to prevent fuel spillage or overflow to run onto the engine, exhaust, or electrical equipment of any machine being fueled.

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


1. Repealer of subsection (c) filed 8-29-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 39.)

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