296-56-60041 - Log handling

296-56-60041. Log handling

(1) You must ensure that structures (bunks) used to contain logs have rounded corners and rounded structural parts to avoid sling damage.

(2) You must have two or more binders or equivalently safe means of containment on logging trucks and railcars to secure logs during movement of the truck or car within the terminal. During unloading, logs must be prevented from moving while binders are being removed.

(3) You must hoist logs by two slings or by other gear designed for safe hoisting.

(4) You must not stack logs placed adjacent to vehicle curbs on the dock over one tier high unless placed in bunks or so stacked as not to roll or otherwise creating a hazard to employees.

(5) You must make sure before logs are slung up from the dock, they are stably supported to prevent spreading and to allow passage of slings beneath the load. When bunks or similar retaining devices are used, no log shall be higher than the stanchions or retaining members of the device.

(6) You must make sure a draft of logs for hoisting aboard ship will not vary in length more than twenty percent.

(7) You must make sure audible alarms meet the following requirements:

(a) All bidirectional machines, must be equipped with a horn, distinguishable from the surrounding noise level, which must be operated as needed when the machine is moving in either direction. The horn must be maintained in operable condition.

(b) Automatic back-up alarms must be installed on bidirectional equipment used to handle logs or containers and must be maintained in operable condition.

(Amended by WSR 15-24-102, Filed 12/1/2015, effective 1/5/2016)

Statutory Authority: Chapter 49.17 RCW and RCW 49.17.040, [49.17].050 and [49.17].060. 92-22-067 (Order 92-06), § 296-56-60041, filed 10/30/92, effective 12/8/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040 and 49.17.050. 86-03-064 (Order 86-02), § 296-56-60041, filed 1/17/86; 85-01-022 (Order 84-24), § 296-56-60041, filed 12/11/84.

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