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Subchapter 20. Tunnel Safety Orders
Article 3. Injury and Illness Prevention Program

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§8407. Safety Training and Instruction.

(a) When an employee is first hired, or assigned to a new task, the person in charge shall determine the extent of the employee's experience and instruct him/her in recognition of any hazardous conditions present and the protective measures to be taken to eliminate the hazards associated with underground construction activities including, where appropriate, the following subjects.

(1) Air Monitoring;

(2) Ventilation;

(3) Illumination;

(4) Communications;

(5) Ground Control;

(6) Flood Control;

(7) Mechanical Equipment;

(8) Personal Protective Equipment;

(9) Explosives;

(10) Fire Prevention and Protection; and

(11) Emergency Procedures, including evacuation plans and a check-in/check-out system.

(b) Each employee, when first engaged, shall have his/her attention directed to the provisions of a "Safe Practices and Operations Code" and he/she shall be given a copy. Employee safety instruction shall be in accordance with Section 3203 of the General Industry Safety Orders.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 142.3 and 7997, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 142.3 and 7997, Labor Code.


1. Amendment of section heading, section and new Note filed 3-5-96; operative 4-4-96 (Register 96, No. 10).

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