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Subchapter 13. Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Article 15. Sawmills
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§6349. Band Saws.

(a) Band saws 7 inches or wider shall not be run at speeds in excess of the manufacturer's recommendation.

(b) When the saws are repaired, remanufactured, or retensioned to change their operating speeds, they shall be tagged, painted, marked or otherwise flagged to indicate the new safe operating speed.

(c) Saws that develop a crack greater than one-tenth the width of the saw shall be repaired or replaced.

(d) Saws shall not be continued in use on the head rig after they have been reduced 30 percent in width. They may be used for other purposes if properly conditioned. They shall not be circumferentially welded together to increase their width, except by a manufacturer.

(e) Guides shall be kept in proper conditions and alignment at all times.

NOTE: For band saws less than 7 inches wide, see Section 4310 of the General Industry Safety Orders, Title 8, California Administrative Code.

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


1. Amendment of subsections (c) and (e) filed 2-6-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 6).

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