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PDFWAC 296-863-40045

Meet these requirements when loading or unloading railroad cars with a PIT.

(1) You must check the railroad car flooring for breaks or weakness before driving on it.
(2) You must set the brakes and use wheel stops or other recognized positive protection to keep railcars from moving:
(a) During loading or unloading operations; or
(b) While dock-boards (bridge plates) are in position.
(3) You must meet these requirements when using PITs to open or close freight car doors:
(a) The PIT has to have an approved device specifically designed to open and close doors;
(b) The device has to be designed so that force will be applied to the door parallel to door travel;
(c) The PIT operator has to be trained to use the device and have full view of the operation;
(d) People must be kept clear while the door is being moved.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 17-18-075, § 296-863-40045, filed 9/5/17, effective 10/6/17; WSR 04-19-051, § 296-863-40045, filed 9/14/04, effective 2/1/05.]
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