A description of the proposed changes are as follows:

1. TITLE 8:

Construction Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 28, Section 1698(c)
Bull Floats

INITIAL STATEMENT OF REASONS


INFORMATIVE DIGEST OF PROPOSED ACTION/PLAIN ENGLISH OVERVIEW

Section 1698. Concrete and Masonry Equipment.

Subsection (c)

Existing subsection (c) requires that handles on bull floats be constructed of nonmetallic and nonconductive material. Language is proposed that will require bull float handles to be made of nonconductive materials or the metal handle insulated to provide protection equivalent to that of nonconductive material only when bull float handles could come into contact with energized electrical conductors. The proposal acknowledges an accepted industry practice of using bull float handles made of materials such as aluminum or magnesium on job sites where there is no exposure to energized conductors. The proposal will have no effect upon the regulated public other than permitting an already accepted industry practice.

DOCUMENTS RELIED UPON

None.