EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
APPEALS BOARD

Summary of Pacific Gas and Electric Company - DAR

The Division cited Employer under sections 1624(a) [width of runway], 1621(a) [railings on step-down] and 1629(a)(3) [stairs for break in elevation] for violations on and about an aerial device being used to install a power pole. The Board held that the cited safety orders apply. It is undisputed that the device was being used in a construction activity. The safety orders and related provisions do not show that the Standards Board intended to exclude the elevated locations on the aerial device from their coverage. There are no conflicting and more specifically applicable standards that take precedence.

PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
February 27, 2001