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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 25. Department of Energy
Chapter 40. Safety and Health Regulations for Mineral Mining
12/5/2021

4VAC25-40-2700. Conveyor guarding; conveyor belts and idlers.

A. Equipment guarding on conveyor drives, head pulleys, tail pulleys, and take-up pulleys that are within seven feet reach shall extend a sufficient distance to prevent a person from reaching behind, over, or under the guard and becoming caught in the moving parts. Other accessible, moving parts on the conveyor shall be guarded to prevent accidental contact.

B. Conveyor belts and idlers that are accessible from walkways shall be guarded or provided with emergency stop cords or railings positioned to prevent a person from falling on or against the moving belts or idlers.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 14.3, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

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