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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 18. Explosives and Pyrotechnics
Article 120. Mixing Blasting Agents

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§5347. Transportation of Blasting Agents.

(a) Blasting agents shall be transported in compliance with Article 115.

(b) Bulk blasting agents and water gels may be transported in tank or hopper trucks provided that the pump or conveyor equipment, including electrical equipment, is equivalent to on-site mix trucks.

(c) The front, both sides, and rear of the truck or trailer shall be posted with warning signs reading: “EXPLOSIVES” in red letters at least 4 inches high, with a 5/8-inch stroke on a white background.

(d) Matches, fire arms, acids or other corrosive liquids, oils, greases or other similar hydrocarbons shall not be carried in the cargo carrying space of any vehicle containing blasting agents, unless the blasting agents are in an unopened shipping container.

(e) A bulk vehicle body for delivering and mixing blasting agents shall comply with the following:

(1) The body shall be constructed of noncombustible materials.

(2) Vehicles used to transport bulk premixed blasting agents shall have closed bodies.


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


1. Amendment of subsection (c) and new subsections (d) and (e) filed 10-17-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 42).

2. Amendment of subsection (c) and new Note filed 7-11-2003; operative 8-10-2003 (Register 2003, No. 28).

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