Rotary barking devices shall be so guarded as to protect employees from flying chips, bark, or other extraneous material.
The hazardous area around ring barkers and their conveyors shall be fenced off or posted as a prohibited area for unauthorized persons.
Hydraulic barkers shall be enclosed with strong baffles at the inlet and outlet. The operator shall be protected by adequate safety glass or equivalent.
Holddown rolls shall be installed at the infeed and outfeed sections of mechanical ring barkers to control the movement of logs.
If an elevating ramp or gate is used, it shall be provided with a safety chain, hook, or other means of suspension while employees are underneath.