- Part Number:1917
- Part Number Title:Marine Terminals
- Subpart:1917 Subpart C
- Subpart Title:Cargo Handling Gear and Equipment
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Moving parts. Conveyor rollers and wheels shall be secured in position.
Positioning. Gravity conveyor sections shall be firmly placed and secured to prevent them from falling.
Conveyors using electrically released brakes shall be constructed so that the brakes cannot be released until power is applied, and so that the brakes are automatically engaged if the power fails or the operating control is returned to the "stop" position.
Stability. Portable conveyors shall be stable within their operating ranges. When used at variable fixed levels, the unit shall be secured at the operating level.
Emergency stop devices. Readily accessible stop controls shall be provided for use in an emergency. Whenever the operation of any power conveyor requires personnel to work in the immediate vicinity of the conveyor, the Conveyor or controls shall not be left unattended while the conveyor is in operation.
Starting powered conveyors. Powered conveyors shall not be started until all employees are clear of the conveyor or have been warned that the conveyor is about to start.
Loading and unloading. The area around conveyor loading and unloading points shall be kept clear of obstructions during conveyor operations.
[48 FR 30909, July 5, 1983, 62 FR 40141, July 25, 1997]