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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 8. Points of Operation and Other Hazardous Parts of Machinery
Article 64. Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Mills
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§4402. Employee Instruction.

Employees shall be instructed and trained as required by Section 3203 to include at least the following:

(a) Employees shall be instructed in proper lifting or moving techniques and methods;

(b) In areas where breaks, ruptures or spills would create a hazardous condition, employees shall be trained in emergency procedures;

(c) When a lone employee is assigned to work in a remote or isolated area where a recognized potential hazard exists, a system shall be instituted for the employee to report by radio or telephone periodically or a designated person shall check the area at reasonable intervals. All affected employees shall be advised of the procedures to be followed;

(d) When unloading chips using a tipple type unloading device, railcars, trucks and trailers shall be properly secured in place and all employees shall be in the clear before a dumping operation is started;

(e) Employees shall not be allowed to walk on the rolls of roller type conveyors except in an emergency;

(f) Water shall not be used to unplug quick lime stops or plugs in pipes;

(g) Cores on winders shall not be cut with pocket knives;

(h) Open pipes shall not be used as punch bars to dislodge smelt in the recovery boiler if the use would create a hazard;

(i) Employees shall wear eye protection while removing staples from the dies or while adjusting slitter knives;

(j) When an employee is working inside of a dryer gas hood, a second employee shall be available to render assistance in the event of an emergency.

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


1. Repealer and new section filed 9-15-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 38).

2. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 12-7-92; operative 1-6-93 (Register 92, No. 50).

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