RR 2.17(7)(e) (e) “Motor vehicle" means any vehicle which is self-propelled and designed primarily for highway use, and which may or may not be equipped with retractable flange wheels for operation on railroad tracks.
RR 2.17(7)(f) (f) “Rear compartment" means a crew cab which may be a continuation of the driver's cab, providing additional seating facilities, or an auxiliary cab located directly behind the driver's cab.
RR 2.17(7)(g) (g) “Seating facilities" means seats provided for workers other than the driver.
RR 2.17(7)(h) (h) “Tools" means hand or power-driven instruments and machines used in the efficient prosecution of a trade or calling.
RR 2.17 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1970, No. 177, eff. 10-1-70; renum. from PSC 85.01 (2), 85.02, 85.03 (2) to (6), (9) to (11), and am. (1), Register, October, 1982, No. 322, eff. 11-1-82; am. (5), Register, August, 1986, No. 368, eff. 9-1-86; am. (1), (2), Register, May, 1996, No. 485, eff. 6-1-96.
RR 2.18 RR 2.18 Rear compartments.
RR 2.18(1)(1) A rear compartment may be either a continuation cab or an auxiliary cab.
RR 2.18(2) (2) A continuation cab is a standard crew cab as designed and furnished by the motor vehicle manufacturer or as constructed by a motor vehicle body company which is a continuance of the driver's cab, of equal strength, all welded construction. In this type of cab, no communication system between the rear compartment and the driver is required.
RR 2.18(3) (3) An auxiliary cab is a rear compartment separated from the driver's cab. It shall be of metal construction (including top), welded or riveted, with interior lining, equipped with adequate padded seats and back rests firmly secured in place. It shall be fastened directly to the frame of the motor vehicle and not to the surface of the bed of the vehicle. When necessary, it shall be equipped with steps and hand holds.
RR 2.18(4) (4) A system of communication between an auxiliary cab and the driver shall be provided and said communication system must be kept in good working condition at all times.
RR 2.18(5) (5) Both types of cabs shall be provided with a heating system for cold weather and a ventilation system for hot weather, providing heat and ventilation substantially equal to that provided for the driver. Exhaust systems shall be so designed as to prevent exhaust fumes from entering the rear compartment. Heavy-duty hinge-type doors shall be provided, equipped with automotive-type safety latches. All windows shall be of safety glass, as required by law. Where a compartment is equipped with only one door, at least one window shall be of the “knock-out" type and of sufficient size to provide emergency exit for the employes. All vehicles shall have adequate seating capacity for the number of employes carried.
RR 2.18(6) (6) Canvas-covered truck beds or shelters built of wood, plywood or light-gauge metal on the bed of the truck shall not be considered as a rear compartment. The vehicles shall be especially built or modified for transporting employes in compartments separate from space used to transport tools, material and equipment for the employes.
RR 2.18 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1970, No. 177, eff. 10-1-77; renum. from PSC 85.04, Register, October, 1982, No. 322, eff. 11-1-82.
RR 2.19 RR 2.19 Safety equipment required.
RR 2.19(1) (1) All vehicles used for the transportation of employes shall carry an adequate first-aid kit suitable for the number of employes transported.
RR 2.19(2) (2) Each vehicle used to transport employes shall be equipped with either a 2-pound dry chemical type, or a 4-pound carbon dioxide type fire extinguisher approved by the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. These are minimum capacities. Toxic vaporizing liquid type fire extinguishers, such as those containing carbon tetrachloride or chlorobromomethane, will not be permitted.
RR 2.19(3) (3) Racks, boxes, holsters or equivalent means shall be provided and arranged so employes will not be endangered by tools or equipment being transported, loaded or removed.
RR 2.19(4) (4) To prevent materials being transported on flatbed trucks from shifting against cab or rear compartment, a suitable front endgate must be provided.
RR 2.19 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1970, No. 177, eff. 10-1-70; renum. from PSC 85.05, Register, October, 1982, No. 322, eff. 11-1-82.
RR 2.20 RR 2.20 Drivers, operation, employe's duties.
RR 2.20(1)(1) Only authorized, experienced, competent, qualified and licensed drivers not less than 18 years of age who satisfy the minimum standards for drivers established by the division of motor vehicles shall be permitted to operate vehicles used to transport employes.
RR 2.20(2) (2) The motor vehicles shall not carry railroad passengers or non-employes, except in an emergency. Persons having a work contact with the railroad or governmental inspection personnel may be carried.
RR 2.20(3) (3) When the driver's compartment is separate from the compartment used to transport employes, the signals adopted for use on the communication system shall be simple and understood by both driver and employes.
RR 2.20(4) (4) No vehicle shall be loaded beyond its safe carrying capacity, or beyond its licensed capacity when in use on public streets or highways. No motor vehicle shall be driven if it is so loaded, or if the load thereon is so distributed or so inadequately secured as to prevent safe operation.
RR 2.20(5) (5) No motor vehicle shall be driven when anything in, on or attached to the vehicle obscures the driver's view ahead or to either side, or interferes with the free movement of his arms or legs, or prevents his free and ready access to his controls and emergency equipment, or prevents the free and ready exit of any person from the vehicle.
RR 2.20(6) (6) All vehicles transporting employes shall observe all motor vehicle laws of the state.
RR 2.20(7) (7) No explosives (except flagging equipment) shall be hauled on any vehicle while it is engaged in transporting employes. This rule shall not prohibit the driver and one qualified powder man from riding in a vehicle in which explosives are being hauled.
RR 2.20(8) (8) Gasoline and other low flash point liquids shall not be hauled in vehicles transporting employes except when in department of industry, labor and human relations approved safety containers or in containers meeting with the current specifications of the United States department of transportation. Such containers shall be carried in a safe, suitable location outside the passenger compartment as far from the compartment as possible, firmly secured to prevent shifting, and where they will not block exit from the vehicle.
RR 2.20(9) (9) Occupants shall not ride with any part of their bodies extending out over the side of the vehicle.
RR 2.20(10) (10) Employes wearing equipment which might injure a fellow employ (spurs, exposed sharp tools, and the like) shall remove such equipment before entering any vehicle in which employes are being transported.
RR 2.20(11) (11) Scuffling or horseplay while riding in any vehicle is prohibited.
RR 2.20(12) (12) Any hazardous condition or defect of a motor vehicle or unsafe practice of the driver or employes riding in vehicles used to transport employes shall be reported in writing to the employer or supervisor as soon as possible by any employe having knowledge of such conditions.
RR 2.20 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1970, No. 177, eff. 10-1-70; renum. from PSC 85.06, Register, October, 1982, No. 322, eff. 11-1-82.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.