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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 11. Vehicles, Traffic Control, Flaggers, Barricades, and Warning Signs

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§1598. Traffic Control for Public Streets and Highways.

(a) Where a hazard exists to employees because of traffic or haulage conditions at work sites that encroach upon public streets or highways, a system of traffic controls in conformance with the “California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, January 13, 2012,” which is herein incorporated by reference and referred to as the “Manual”, published by the State Department of Transportation, shall be required so as to abate the hazard.
NOTE: Additional means of traffic control, such as continuous patrol, detours, barricades, or other techniques for the safety of employees may be employed.
(b) Specifications for the size and design of signs, lights, and devices used for traffic control shall be as described in the “Manual”, pursuant to the provisions of California Vehicle Code Section 21400, which is incorporated by this reference.
(c) Employees (on foot) exposed to the hazard of vehicular traffic shall wear warning garments such as vests, jackets, or shirts manufactured in accordance with the requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) 107-2004, High Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear.
(d) During hours of darkness, warning garments shall be retroreflective and shall be manufactured in accordance with the requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) 107-2004, High Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear. The retroreflective material shall be visible at a minimum of 1,000 feet. White outer garments with retroreflective material that meets the above requirements may be worn during hours of darkness but not during snow or fog conditions, in lieu of colored vests, jackets and/or shirts.
(e) The employer shall the select the proper type (class) of high visibility safety apparel for a given occupational activity by consulting the Manual, apparel manufacturer, ANSI/ISEA 107-2004, Appendix B or the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA).
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
HISTORY
1. Amendment of subsection (e) filed 5-21-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 21).
2. Repealer and new section filed 11-12-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 46).
3. Amendment filed 9-6-83; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 37).
4. Amendment of section including new subsection (d) filed 11-30-92; operative 12-30-92 (Register 92, No. 49).
5. Amendment of subsections (a), (c) and (d) filed 2-19-97; operative 3-21-97 (Register 97, No. 8).
6. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) filed 12-29-2006; operative 1-28-2007 (Register 2006, No. 52).
7. Amendment of subsections (c) and (d) and new subsection (e) filed 7-23-2009; operative 8-22-2009 (Register 2009, No. 30).
8. Amendment of subsection (a) and amendment of the “California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways” (incorporated by reference) filed 5-29-2014; operative 7-1-2014 (Register 2014, No. 22).

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