TITLE 8
GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
CHAPTER 4, SUBCHAPTER 7, ARTICLE 7,
SECTION 3317(a), AND
TITLE 24
CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE
PART 2, SECTION 512, TABLE 5-C
ILLUMINATION


Amend Section 3317 to read:

3317. Illumination.

(a) Working areas, stairways, aisles, passageways, work benches and machines shall be provided with either natural or artificial illumination which is adequate and suitable to provide a reasonably safe place of employment. Minimum illumination levels for safety alone are listed for various typical areas in Table IL-1. (Title 24, Part 2, Section 2-1755 512, Table 5-C.)

TABLE IL-1

MINIMUM LEVELS OF ILLUMINATION FOR SAFETY

 

Hazards Requiring Visual Detection

Slight

High

Normal Activity Level

Low

High

Low

High

Areas Storage Yards

Offices

Locker Rooms

Loading areas

Warehouses

Corridors

Washrooms

Spray Booths

Inspection Areas

Elevators

Stairways

Assembly Areas

Layout Areas

Engine rooms

Processing Areas

Machine Shops

Sheet Metal Works

Woodworking Shops

Footcandles

0.5

1.0

2.0

5.0

NOTES:

(1) To assure these levels at all times, higher initial levels need to be provided to compensate for their depreciation due to the decrease of light output of lamps with age and to the accumulation of dirt on lamps and room surfaces.

(2) For areas or operations not covered above, and for recommended illumination levels for efficient visual performance in varied tasks and areas, refer to ANSI A11.1-1973, ANSI/IES RP-7-1991, Practice for Industrial Lighting and ANSI A132.1-1973, ANSI/IES RP-1-1993, Practice for Office Lighting. (Title 24, Part 2, Section 512, Table 2-1755.1 5-C.)

 

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NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code; and Section 18943(c), Health and Safety Code.

 

 


Amend Table 5-C to read:

 

TABLE 5-C [FOR DOSH]-MINIMUM LEVELS OF ILLUMINATION FOR SAFETY

HAZARDS REQUIRING

VISUAL DETECTION

SLIGHT

HIGH

NORMAL ACTIVITY

LEVEL

LOW

HIGH

LOW

HIGH

Areas

 

 

 

 

 

Footcandles (1x)

Storage yards

Offices

Locker rooms

 

 

 

0.5 (5.38)

Loading areas

Warehouses

Corridors

Washrooms

Spray booths

Inspection areas

1.0 (10.76)

Elevators

Stairways

Assembly areas

Layout areas

 

 

2.0 (21.52)

Engine rooms

Processing areas

Machine shops

Sheet metal works

Woodworking shops

 

5.0 (53.8)

NOTES: 1. To assure these levels at all times, higher initial levels need to be provided to compensate for their depreciation due to the decrease of light output of lamps with age and to the accumulation of dirt on lamps and room surfaces.

(2) For areas or operations not covered above, and for recommended illumination levels for efficient visual performance in varied tasks and areas, refer to ANSI A11.1-1973- ANSI/IES RP-7-1991, Practice for Industrial Lighting and ANSI A132.1-1973- ANSI/IES RP-1-1993 Practice for Office Lighting.

Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3 Labor Code; and Section 18943(b), Health and Safety Code.