Rule 1723. (1) A mechanism such as, but not limited to, a hoisting motor or lifting
arm, used for loading or lifting a container, shall be constructed and maintained
to handle the designed rating of a mobile refuse packer unit.
(2) On a mobile unit, except a front loader, when loading mechanically, a locking
device shall be provided to prevent dislodgement of a container during the dumping
History: 1979 AC.
R 408.11724. Controls.
Rule 1724. (1) A side loading mobile refuse packer unit with a top loading hopper
shall have a fixed barrier or a movable barrier interlocked with the power source if a
pinch point is created by the compaction mechanism.
(2) A refuse packer unit with a side loading door shall have the door interlocked with
the power source of the compaction mechanism when the bottom of the loading opening
is less than 6 feet vertically from the loading surface.
(3) Loading compaction controls for a rear loading unit shall be located so that the
operator using the compaction controls has a view of the loading sill.
(4) Operator controls for a mobile unit shall be designed or located so that
unintentional activation will not occur.
(5) Except when guarded as required in R 408.11725(1), a mobile refuse packer unit
shall be equipped with operator controls that require continuous pressure of both hands
on the control devices until the packer blade has moved beyond the pinch point created
where the blade or sweep panel and hopper come together, or shall provide for the blade
or sweep panel to stop not less than 6 inches nor more than 16 inches from the pinch
point and require reactivation to complete the cycle. When using the split cycle, a single
control is sufficient.
(6) Each control device shall be labeled as to its function.
History: 1979 AC; 2013 AACS.
R 408.11725. Guards.
Rule 1725. (1) After September 25, 1974, a rear loading mobile refuse packer unit
shall be guarded to prevent employee access to the pinch point caused by the packing
cycle by 1 of the following devices:
(a) A movable barrier designed to withstand repetitive use and remain in alignment and
prevent the operator from reaching the pinch point created during the packing cycle. The
barrier shall be provided with a cushion along its entire length where the barrier meets the
sill to prevent chance of injury. The barrier shall be interlocked with the packing cycle so
that it is in place before the packer mechanism closes to not less than 6 inches nor more
than 14 inches of the pinch point.
(b) An elevating hopper which rises not less than 6 feet above the working surface
before the packer blade closes to within 6 inches of the hopper sill.
(c) A fixed or movable barrier or other safety device which will prevent access to the
pinch point by an employee.