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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 8. Points of Operation and Other Hazardous Parts of Machinery
Article 67. Laundry and Dry Cleaning Equipment
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§4494. Operating Rules.

(a) Employees shall be properly instructed on the hazards of their work and on safe practices by either bulletins, printed rules, verbal instructions, or periodic safety meetings.

(b) Markers, sorters, and other persons handling soiled clothes shall be warned by signs in their work area against touching eyes, mouth, or any part of the body on which the skin has been broken, abrased, or injured, and against touching or eating food unless their hands have been thoroughly washed.

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


1. Repealer of subsections (c) and (d) filed 2-20-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 8).

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