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Burner stacks create additional hazards for sawmill workers. If proper safety measures are not in place, workers may fall from runways that lead to the burner or get crushed from an improperly supported burner stack.


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Workers may be struck or crushed by unstable burner stacks. If proper safety measures are not in place, workers may fall from runways that lead to the burner.

Ifthe burner stack is not self-supporting, it must be guyed or otherwise supported. 1910.265(c)(29)(i)

The conveyor runway to the burner must be equipped with a standard handrail. If the runway crosses a roadway or thoroughfare, standard toe boards must also be provided. 1910.265(c)(29)(ii)

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