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43.111.    Penalty.
43.112.    Pneumatic hammers in new installations.
43.113.    Pneumatic drills in new installations.
43.114.    Pipe connections.
43.115.    Air tanks in all installations.
43.116.    Use of compressed air.


   The provisions of this Subchapter B adopted February 1, 1915; amended through July 1, 1968, unless otherwise noted.

Cross References

   This Subchapter cited in 34 Pa. Code §  33.146 (relating to compressed air apparatus); 34 Pa. Code §  33.254 (relating to compressed air apparatus); and 34 Pa. Code §  45.90 (relating to boring and mortising machines).

§ 43.111. Penalty.

 Any person who violates this subchapter or any regulations of the Department or who interferes with the Department or its duly authorized representative in the enforcement of these provisions or regulations shall, upon conviction, be penalized under section 15 of act of May 18, 1937 (P. L. 654, No. 174) (43 P. S. §  25-15).

§ 43.112.  Pneumatic hammers in new installations.

 In new installations each pneumatic hammer shall be fitted with a device to prevent the piston from leaving the cylinder.

§ 43.113. Pneumatic drills in new installations.

 In new installations each portable pneumatic drill and pneumatic wood boring machine shall be provided with an automatic device to stop the machine and prevent accidental starting when the hand of the operator is removed from the controlling valve.

§ 43.114. Pipe connections.

 (a)  In new installations a straightway valve shall be used where a valve is required in a pipe line between a compressor and its air tank.

 (b)  In all installations where a stop valve is placed in the discharge line between a compressor and an air tank, a spring pop safety valve shall be placed between the compressor and the stop valve.

§ 43.115. Air tanks in all installations.

 (a)  In all installations a drain cock shall be fitted at the lowest part of each air tank, and the accumulated oil and water shall be frequently withdrawn.

 (b)  In all installations the design and construction for air tanks shall conform to specifications approved by the Department.

§ 43.116. Use of compressed air.

 Compressed air shall not be handled or used by employes or others except in the performance of their duties.

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