(1)It is the responsibility of the employer who has control of the actual loading operation to ensure compliance with OAR 437-007-1005 (Loading)(2) through (18) and 437-007-1010 (Securing Loads for Transport)(1) through (13) which are applicable to log loading, securing loads and to the requirement for hard hats.
(2)The truck driver and personnel loading logs must use positive means of communication to control the movement of the truck being loaded.
(3)Citizens’ band (CB) radios may be used for communication between the loader operator and the log truck driver during the loading process.
(4)Standing underneath a suspended trailer or its reach is prohibited.
(5)Only the driver and driver-trainee are permitted to be in the truck cab while logs are being loaded.
(6)Logs being moved or loaded must not pass over any personnel, occupied vehicles, machines, or truck cab.
(7)Personnel must not enter any hazardous area near a log truck being loaded without:
(a)Determining that it is safe to enter the area.
(b)Receiving permission from the loading machine operator and truck driver.
(c)The centers of all logs are below the top of the stakes or secured by the log loader.
(A)Between the deck or decks from which the logs are being removed.
(B)Over which the logs are carried to place them on the log truck.
(C)Along both sides of the log truck behind the cab guard.
(D)Underneath the load.
(8)Logs must not be lowered to the bunk while bunk or block adjustments are being made.
(9)Standing between a truck cab and a log being loaded or unloaded is prohibited.
(10)Bunk and wing logs must extend at least 6 inches beyond the front and rear bunk or stake.
(11)Loads must be built up or loaded so they are stable without the use of wrappers.
(12)Logs must be loaded in a manner to prevent excessive strain on wrappers, binders, bunk stakes, bunk chains, or straps.
(13)When there is danger of a log slipping out of the grapples, a strap of sufficient size and length must be used to hold the log.
(14)The closing line must be securely attached to the grapple in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
(15)Double-ended logs must not be loaded above the stakes on the side of the load from which the binders or wrappers are intended to be applied or released.
(16)Logs must be loaded so no more than 1⁄3 of the length of the logs extends beyond the:
(b)Ends of supporting logs.
(17)Log loads must not impair full and free movement of the truck.
(18)Loads or logs must not be moved or shifted while binders are being applied or adjusted.
Rule 437-007-1005 — Loading,