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Subchapter 14. Petroleum Safety Orders--Drilling and Production
Article 35. Drilling and Well-Servicing Machinery and Equipment
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§6626. Brakes and Brake Control Mechanism.

(a) The brakes for hoist drums for well-servicing machinery and for drilling machinery shall be designed, constructed, installed and maintained to control the load being handled.

(b) The brake rims of hoist drums shall be constructed of steel or alloys of equivalent strength.

(c) All parts of the brake control mechanism for hoist drums shall be guarded and protected in a way that will maintain the brakes in an effective operating condition.

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


1. Amendment of subsections (a) and (c) and new Note filed 5-8-95; operative 6-7-95 (Register 95, No. 19).

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