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Rule 4101:9-2-10 | Power-driven paper-products machine occupations.


(A) The following occupations are prohibited for minors under eighteen years of age, unless exempt by the following:

(1) The occupations of operating or assisting to operate any of the following power-driven paper-products machines:

(a) Arm-type wire stitcher or stapler, circular or band saw corner cutter or mitering machine, corrugating and single or double-facing machine, envelope die-cutting press, guillotine paper cutter or shear, horizontal bar scorer, laminating or combining machine, sheeting machine, scrap-paper baler, paper box compactor, or vertical slotter.

(b) Platen die-cutting press, platen printing press, or punch press which involves hand feeding of the machine.

(2) The occupations of operation or assisting to operate any baler that is designed or used to process materials other than paper.

(3) The occupations of operation or assisting to operate any compactor that is designed or used to process materials other than paper.

(4) The occupations of setting up, adjusting, repairing, oiling, or cleaning any of the machines listed in paragraphs (A)(1), (A)(2) and (A)(3) of this rule, including those that do not involve hand feeding.

(B) Definitions:

(1) The term "operating or assisting to operate" shall mean all work that involves starting or stopping a machine covered by this rule, placing materials into or removing them from the machine, or any other work directly involved in operating the machine.

(2) The term "paper-products machine" shall mean power-driven machines used in the remanufacture or conversion of paper or pulp into a finished product. The term is understood to apply to such machines whether they are used in establishments that manufacture, or in any other type of manufacturing or nonmanufacturing establishment.

(C) Exceptions:

There are many machines not covered by this rule. The following machines are not covered.

Bag machine, bag-making machine

Bottoming machine (bags)

Box-making machine (collapsible boxes)

Bundling machine

Calendar roll and plating machines

Cigarette carton opener and tax stamping machine

Clasp machine

Counting, stacking, and ejecting machine

Corner stayer

Covering, lining, or wrapping machines (set-up boxes)

Creping machine

Dornbusch machine (wall paper)

Ending machine (set-up boxes)

Envelope machine

Folding machine

Gluing, scaling, or gumming machine

Interfolding machine

Jogging machine

Lacer machine

Parchmentizing, waxing, or coating machines

Partition assembling machine

Paper cup machine

Quadruple stayer


Rotary printing press

Ruling machine

Slitting machine

Straw winder

Stripping machine

Taping machine

Tube cutting machine

Tube winder

Tube machine (paper bags)

Window patch machine

Wire or tag stringing machine

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4109.05
Amplifies: 4109.05
Five Year Review Date: 11/22/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 4/17/1979