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Subchapter 18. Ship Building, Ship Repairing and Ship Breaking Safety Orders
Article 7. Welding, Cutting and Heating

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§8394. Hose.

(a)(1) All hose carrying acetylene, oxygen, natural or manufactured fuel gas, or any gas or substance which may ignite or enter into combustion or be in any way harmful to employees shall be inspected by the user at the beginning of each shift, or if its use is infrequent or intermittent and the intervals of use are separated by periods of time equal in length to one day or more, they shall be inspected each time used.

(2) Defective hose or hose in doubtful condition shall be discarded or repaired. Such hose shall, if repair is impracticable in the field, be returned to the proper department for testing and repair.

(3) Defective hose shall not be issued to employees.

(4) Hose shall be tested for leaks under water at 150 percent of its working pressure.

(b) The use of hose couplings that can be unlocked or disconnected by means of a straight pull without rotary motion is forbidden.

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


1. Amendment filed 1-22-88; operative 2-21-88 (Register 88, No. 6).

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