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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 2. Safe Practices and Personal Protection
Article 10. Personal Safety Devices and Safeguards

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§3384. Hand Protection.

(a) Employers shall select, provide and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employee's hands are exposed to hazards such as those from skin absorption of harmful substances, cuts or lacerations, abrasions, punctures, chemical burns, thermal burns, radioactive materials, and harmful temperature extremes.
EXCEPTION: Hand protection for cuts, lacerations, and abrasions shall not be required when the employer's personal protective equipment hazard assessment, required by Section 3380(f) of this Article, determines that the risk of such injury to the employee's hands is infrequent and superficial.
(b) Hand protection, such as gloves, shall not be worn where there is a danger of the hand protection becoming entangled in moving machinery or materials.
EXCEPTION: Machinery or equipment provided with a momentary contact device as defined in Section 3941.
NOTE: 1. As used in subsection (b) the term entangled refers to hand protection (gloves) being caught and pulled into the danger zone of machinery/equipment. Use of hand protection around smooth surfaced rotating equipment does not constitute an entanglement hazard if it is unlikely that the hand protection will be drawn into the danger zone.
NOTE: 2. Wrist watches, rings, or other jewelry should not be worn while working with or around machinery with moving parts in which such objects may be caught, or around electrically energized equipment.
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
HISTORY
1. Repealer and new section filed 9-6-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 36).
2. Amendment filed 1-14-88 operative 2-13-88 (Register 88, No. 4)
3. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 7-8-93; operative 8-9-93 (Register 93, No. 28).
4. Change without regulatory effect amending EXCEPTION and NOTE, including redesignation of section 3386 to NOTE 2, filed 1-12-94; operative 2-11-94 (Register 94, No. 2).
5. Repealer and new subsection (a) filed 4-1-2014; operative 7-1-2014 (Register 2014, No. 14).

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