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Subchapter 13. Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Article 15. Sawmills
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§6367. Dry Kilns.

(a) Dry kilns shall be constructed upon solid foundations to prevent tracks from sagging. Transfer car, kiln car, and dolly tracks shall be maintained in good repair and condition at all times.

(b) Transfer, kiln car, and dolly tracks shall not have a grade steeper than 1 1/4 percent, and shall be provided with substantial bumpers or stops to prevent cars from running off the ends of the rails.

(c) When loaded kiln cars are standing on inclined track, the wheels shall be effectively blocked.

(d) Where tram or kiln cars are gravity-traveled, effective mechanical braking devices shall be used.

(e) Track grades in kilns shall not exceed 15 inches in 100 feet, unless a winch and line are used for snubbing and pulling the cars to or from the kiln.

(f) Each kiln car shall be equipped for easy attachment and detachment to transfer cables.

(g) An adequate means shall be provided for chocking cars.

(h) Tracks shall be clear before cars are shunted into the unstacker.

(i) Cars shall not be moved while employees are in the bight of transfer lines.

(j) Stickers shall not be allowed to hazardously protrude.

(k) Dry kilns shall be provided with suitable walkways. Each kiln shall have a door easily operated from the inside, or a special exit door operated from the inside shall be located in or near the main loading doors.

(l) A clearance of no less than 18 inches shall be maintained between loaded cars and the walls of the kilns.

(m) Main kiln doors shall be provided with a method of holding them open while the kiln is loaded. To prevent toppling, adequate means shall be provided to firmly secure the main doors when they are disengaged from carriers and hangers.

(n) Pickup and unloading points and paths for lumber packages on conveyors transfers, and other areas where accurate spotting is required, shall be plainly marked and wheel stops provided where necessary.

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


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

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