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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Article 3. Variances
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§3002. Variances.

(a) Any employer, person or firm having custody of an elevator may apply to the Division for a temporary order granting a variance from an elevator safety order. Such temporary order shall be granted only if the employer, person or firm files an application which meets the requirements of section 6450 through 6457, inclusive, of the California Labor Code.

(b) Any employer, such as a person or firm having custody of an elevator, may apply to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board for a permanent variance from an occupational safety and health standard, order, special order, or portion thereof upon a showing of an alternative program, method, practice, means, device, or process which will provide equal or superior safety. Such application shall conform to the requirements of the California Code of Regulations, title 8, chapter 3.5 (Title 24, part 7, section 7-3002).

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 142.3 and 143, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 142.3, 143, 143.2, 6450 and 6454, Labor Code; and Section 18943(b), Health and Safety Code.


1. Repealer of article 3 (section 3002) and new article 3 (section 3002) filed 6-23-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 26).

2. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) and Reference citations added, filed 7-1-91; operative 7-31-91 (Register 91, No. 43).

3. Amendment of Note filed 9-25-98; operative 10-25-98 (Register 98, No. 39).

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