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Subchapter 13. Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Article 1. Introduction

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§6248. Introduction.

Title. These Orders shall be known as the LOGGING AND SAWMILL SAFETY ORDERS.

Application. These Orders establish minimum standards and apply to all places of employment in California where logging and sawmill operations as defined below are conducted.

EXCEPTION: Marine Terminal Operations.

Logging Operations. Cultivation and harvesting of timber, including access, falling and bucking, yarding, loading, and transportation of logs.

Sawmill Operations. Lumber, plywood, shake, shingle, and lath manufacture.

NOTE: Equipment and processes not covered by these orders may be governed by other applicable safety orders.


(a) Approvals.

(1) When the term `approved' is used in these Orders, it shall refer to products, materials, devices, systems, or installations that have been approved, listed, labeled or certified as conforming to applicable governmental standards, nationally recognized criteria, or applicable scientific principles. The approval, listing, labeling, or certification of conformity shall be based upon an evaluation performed by a person, firm or entity with appropriate registered engineering competence or by a person, firm, or entity, independent of the manufacturer or supplier of the product, with demonstrated competence in the field of such evaluation.

EXCEPTION: Where written approval by the Division is required in these Orders.

(2) The term "approved" shall also refer to products, materials, devices, systems, or installations that have been approved, listed, labeled, or certified as conforming to Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) approval.

(b) The Division may require proof in addition to that under (a) that the products, materials, devices, systems, or installations will provide reasonable safety.

(c) When these orders require an approval of products, materials, devices, systems, or installations and that approval is not available under (a), it will be necessary to submit to the Division engineering calculations, stress analyses, and other data for each design, model, or make for which an approval is requested. The Division may then approve or disapprove the product, material, device, system, or installation as submitted or under specified conditions.

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


1. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 2-15-90; operative 3-17-90 (Register 90, No. 8). For prior history, see Register 83, No. 48.

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