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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 8. Points of Operation and Other Hazardous Parts of Machinery
Article 71. Rubber and Composition Working Machines
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§4592. Testing and Maintenance.

(a) The stopping device on each mill and on each calender shall be tested to insure safe operation during each shift.

(b) Each rubber mill in a group of mills driven by a single motor shall be equipped with a safety braking device.

A lamp or other visible signal device shall be automatically actuated when the motor circuit opening switch is in the open position.

NOTE: The signal devices may be used as indicators to show the proper function of the tripping devices and motor switches.

(c) Each stopping device shall be tested for braking distance once a week by a competent person, and a record of such tests shall be made and kept on file for at least one year. Such records shall be available to the Division or its employees.

(d) The employer shall cause all defects or substandard conditions revealed by the tests to be corrected.

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


1. Amendment filed 4-25-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 17).

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