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Subchapter 13. Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Article 15. Sawmills
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§6353. Guarding Head Rigs.

(a) Where rock saws are provided, the upper portion of the saw shall be guarded.

(b) Wherever practicable, the rock saw shall be provided with an exhaust hood.

(c) Circular headrigs shall be equipped with safety guides which permit adjustment without the use of a wrench or other hand tool.

(d) Brackets or edging support shall be provided between the saw and the side of the husk or frame.

(e) Circular headrigs shall have horizontal clearance from the side of the saw to the nearest post of the husk frame. Horizontal clearance shall be 1-inch greater than the vertical distance between the saw collar and the cutting edge of the saw.

(f) The opening in the off-bearing side between the husk and the saw shall be guarded.

(g) There shall be a hood or canopy over the upper saw of every double circular head saw.

(h) There shall be a guard over the saw of single circular head saws.

(i) Splitters shall be used on all circular headsaws, unless the dogging and turning of logs and cants are done by mechanical means and the roll cases are power-driven.

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


1. Amendment filed 2-6-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 6).

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