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Title 30Chapter ISubchapter OPart 75Subpart R → §75.1722


Title 30: Mineral Resources
PART 75—MANDATORY SAFETY STANDARDS—UNDERGROUND COAL MINES
Subpart R—Miscellaneous


§75.1722   Mechanical equipment guards.

(a) Gears; sprockets; chains; drive, head, tail, and takeup pulleys; flywheels; couplings, shafts; sawblades; fan inlets; and similar exposed moving machine parts which may be contacted by persons, and which may cause injury to persons shall be guarded.

(b) Guards at conveyor-drive, conveyor-head, and conveyor-tail pulleys shall extend a distance sufficient to prevent a person from reaching behind the guard and becoming caught between the belt and the pulley.

(c) Except when testing the machinery, guards shall be securely in place while machinery is being operated.

[38 FR 4976, Feb. 23, 1973]

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