shall be of adequate length and strength to support the
conditions of use, and shall be free of splinters and sharp
When necessary for the safety of employees, chutes shall be
equipped with sideboards to afford protection from falling objects.
When necessary for the safety of employees, provisions shall be
made for stopping objects other than bulk commodities at the delivery
end of the chute.
Chutes and gravity conveyor roller sections shall be firmly
placed and secured to prevent displacement, shifting, or falling.
Gravity conveyors shall be of sufficient strength to support
the weight of materials placed upon them safely. Conveyor rollers shall
be installed in a way that prevents them from falling or jumping out of
shall be kept free of burrs and sharp edges.
[62 FR 40101, July 25, 1997]