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Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board Approved Construction Safety Orders standards (§§ 1500-1938)

After proceedings held in accordance with and pursuant to authority vested in Sections 142, 142.3 and 142.4 of the Labor Code to implement, interpret, or make specific, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, by a majority vote, adopted additions, revisions or deletions to the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Chapter 4.

For more information regarding the development of Occupational Safety and Health regulations, e-mail oshsb@dir.ca.gov.

  • Section 1518(d) Protection from Electric Shock (effective February 26, 2006)
  • Section 1523 Illumination for Nighttime Highway Construction Projects (effective August 12, 2004)
  • Section 1524 Drinking Water in Construction (effective August 29, 2008)
  • Section 1527 Washing Facilities at Construction Jobsites (effective February 5, 2003)
  • Sections 1529, 1535, 5190, and 5210 Exposure and Control Method Notification Requirements for Asbestos, Methylenedianiline, Vinyl Chloride, and Cotton Dust (effective July 28, 2005)
  • New Section 1530.1 Control of Employee Dust Exposure from Concrete and Masonry Operations (effective October 22, 2008)
  • Section 1532.1 Notification to the Division of Lead-Related Work (effective January 25, 2002)
  • Section 1532.2 Carcinogen Report of Use Requirements for Chromium VI (effective November 29, 2007)
  • Section 1541 Excavations, General Requirements (effective March 31, 2007)
  • Section 1541.1 Requirements for Trench Shoring Systems (effective May 9, 2001)
  • Section 1590 Use of High Visibility Apparel--Private Roads and Off-Highway Situations (effective July 2, 2010)
  • Section 1593 Securing Loads on Haulage Vehicles (effective July 28, 2004)
  • Section 1597 Jobsite Vehicles--Scope and Application (effective April 4, 2008)
  • Section 1599 Traffic Control--Number of Flaggers (effective June 24, 2010)
  • Section 1626 Stairwells and Stairs (effective May 2, 2002)
  • Section 1629 Double Cleat Ladders (effective April 25, 2001)
  • Section 1670 Fall Arrest Free Fall Distance (effective July 15, 2005)
  • Section 1671.2 Use of Safety Monitors in Controlled Access Zones (effective October 12, 2002)
  • Section 1704 Pneumatic Nailers and Staplers (effective November 30, 2007)
  • Section 1709 Maximum Allowable Load (effective January 28, 2011)
  • Section 1710(f) Column Stability for Structural Steel Erection (effective April 14, 2006)
  • Sections 1710 and 4999 Securing of Loads Prior to Release from Cranes and Other Hoisting Apparatus (effective August 24, 2001)
  • Section 1710(k)(2) Permanent Flooring--Skeleton Steel Construction in Tiered Buildings (effective June 6, 2008)
  • Section 1712 Hazards Associated with Reinforcing Steel and Other Similar Projections (effective March 4, 2004)
  • Section 1716.1(f)(1) Approval of Structural Wood Framing System Erection Plans (effective February 28, 2001)
  • Section 1716.2 Fall Protection for Residential-Type Framing Activities (effective August 6, 2004)
  • Section 1720 Concrete Pumps and Placing Booms (effective May 3, 2006)
  • Section 1740(b) Storage and Use of Fuel Gas Cylinders (effective September 20, 2007)
  • Section 1742 Definitions of "Manifold" and "Header" (effective January 8, 2011)
  • Sections 1801 and 8416 Update of ANSI Z136.1 Laser Safety Standards, Warning Signs, Labeling, and Posting of Signs (effective May 27, 2007)
  • Section 1905 Helicopter Fueling (effective March 24, 2012)