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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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§6628. Power Tongs Control Mechanism.

(a) The control device on power tongs shall be designed or guarded so as to prevent accidental activation.

(b) The discharge end of hoses used on power tongs shall be securely fastened to the tongs.

(c) Hoses shall be disconnected before doing any repair, replacement, or other work of similar nature on tongs, chains, dies, or their component parts.

(d) Power tongs shall be equipped with doors to prevent contact with the moving parts.

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


1. New section filed 7-20-59; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 59, No. 12).

2. Amendment of subsection (b), new subsection (d) and amendment of Note filed 5-8-95; operative 6-7-95 (Register 95, No. 19).

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