DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

SURFACE BUILDING MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT P&P C-21
Issued: 1/1/00
Revised:8/25/00

AUTHORITY: Labor Code Sections 6317 and 7325 through 7332 and Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Sections 3281 through 3299.

POLICY: It is the policy of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to enforce existing statutes and regulations pertaining to surface building maintenance equipment by coordinating the inspection activities of the Cal/OSHA Enforcement Unit with the Division's Research and Standards Safety Unit.

PROCEDURES:

  1. INFORMATION REQUESTS

    The District shall refer all requests for information about the adequacy of surface building maintenance equipment from an employee or public safety perspective to the Division's Research and Standards Safety Unit.

  2. CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY PERMITS

    1. When a contractor applies for a construction activity permit to construct a building or structure in excess of 36 feet in height, compliance personnel performing the safety permit conference shall review the plans for the building or structure for compliance with provisions of 8 CCR Sections 3292 through 3299. See P&P C-41.

      NOTE: If difficult or unusual technical issues pertaining to surface building maintenance equipment arise during the Safety Permit Conference, compliance personnel shall consult with the Research and Standards Safety Unit.

    2. The District shall send a copy of each Surface Building Maintenance Certification Form (Cal/OSHA 41-7) to the Research and Standards Safety Unit after completion by the building owner.

  3. COMPLIANCE INSPECTIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS

    When a compliance investigation involves an actual or potential violation of Title 8 regulations pertaining to surface building maintenance equipment, the District Manager shall contact the Research and Standards Safety Unit.