General Machine Requirements
(1)Machine seats must be securely attached.
(2)Operating foot controls must be constructed of or covered with a non-slip material suitable for the footwear worn.
(3)Machine decks, drums and other surfaces where workers walk or stand must be constructed of or covered with a non-slip material suitable for the footwear worn.
(4)Catwalks or platforms must be provided on machines where personnel perform routine operation, maintenance or rigging work.
(5)A safe and adequate means of access and egress such as, steps, ladders, handholds and railings must be provided and maintained to all parts of vehicles and machines where employees must go. Machine access must comply with the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE)-J185-1988 or ISO 2867:1994, Access Systems for Off-Road Machines.
(6)Guards must be provided on machines to protect employees from flying chunks, logs, chips, bark, limbs and other material.
(7)Guards must be in place at all times when machines are in use.
(8)All exposed moving parts, such as shafts, pulleys, belts, conveyers and gears on machinery and equipment must be guarded in accordance with OAR 437, division 2, subdivision O, Machinery and Machine Guarding.
(9)Hydraulic hose, tubing or fittings must be arranged to eliminate abrasive contacts.
(10)Machines must be free of excess flammable and combustible material that may create a fire.
(11)Machine sleds, bases or frames must be strong enough to withstand any imposed stresses.
(12)Machines and their components must be securely anchored or otherwise stabilized to prevent unintended movement during operation.
(13)A limit switch must be installed on electric-powered log loaders to limit lift arms travel in the event the control switch is not released in time.
(14)When forklift type machines are used to load, unload or handle trailers, a positive means of holding the lifting attachment on the fork must be installed and used.
(15)Guyline drum controls and outrigger controls must be separated and clearly identified to prevent engaging the wrong control.
(16)Boom-type machines must have a boom stop to prevent over-topping of the boom.
Rule 437-007-0710 — General Machine Requirements,