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PDFWAC 296-56-60075

Cargo boards and other type pallet boards.

(1) You must make sure all pallets and cargo boards are of such material and construction as to safely support and carry loads being handled.
(2) You must make sure all cargo boards are sheathed (decked) top and bottom with the top sheathing being of two-inch lumber and extending at least six inches beyond the end stringers.
(3) You must fasten the outer sheathing boards or boards adjacent thereto on cargo boards to the stringers by bolts and nuts. Other sheathing must be fastened by bolts and nuts, drive screws (helically threaded nails), annular threaded nails, or fastenings of equivalent strength.
(4) You may hoist pallet boards, other than cargo boards, if safe means are provided for the type of board used.
(5) You must make sure loaded cargo or pallet boards which do not meet the requirements of this section are reboarded or placed on cargo boards meeting the requirements of this section before being hoisted, only if the weight of the load can be safely distributed on the cargo board.
(6) You must prohibit cargo boards from being hoisted which are not loaded and secured so that the load will not tip or fall.
(7) You must make sure bridles used to handle flush-end or box-type pallets are designed to prevent them from becoming disengaged from the pallet under load.
In areas where a two lip cargo board is being used, that practice shall continue. The department of labor and industries recommends the use of the two lip cargo board.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-56-60075, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040 and 49.17.050. WSR 86-03-064 (Order 86-02), § 296-56-60075, filed 1/17/86; WSR 85-01-022 (Order 84-24), § 296-56-60075, filed 12/11/84.]
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