General Work Practices
(1)Machines must be operated a sufficient distance from personnel and other machines to not create a hazard for any person.
(2)An unimpaired horizontal clearance of not less than 3 feet must be maintained between the rotating superstructure of any machine and any adjacent object or surface. If this clearance cannot be maintained, personnel must be warned of the pinch point area. Measures taken to warn personnel of the pinch point area may consist of a warning line constructed of rope or ribbon supported on stanchions, barriers, cones, flags, etc.
(3)Items of personal property, tools or other miscellaneous materials must not be stored on or within 3 feet of any machine if such items would expose personnel to hazards caused by the rotation of the machine’s superstructure.
(4)Personnel must not approach to within 3 feet of a machine when a hazardous area is created by the rotation of the machine’s superstructure without:
(a)Informing the operator of their intent.
(b)Receiving acknowledgment from the operator that the operator understands their intention.
(c)Stopping the machine while personnel are in the hazardous area.
(5)No person, other than the operator, may ride on a machine unless seating, seat belts and other protection equivalent to that provided for the operator are provided.
(6)Operators must not permit workers to ride on arches, reaches or turns of logs.
Rule 437-007-0700 — General Work Practices,