TITLE 8
CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS
CHAPTER 4, SUBCHAPTER 4, ARTICLE 5, SECTION 1538(g); ARTICLE 20, SECTION 1635(b)(14);
ARTICLE 23, SECTIONS 1660(g), 1663(a)(5), AND 1664(a)(12); ARTICLE 29, SECTIONS 1710(g)(1), (2);
AND ARTICLE 30, SECTIONS 1724(f)(1) AND 1730(b)NOTE, (c)(2) AND (f)(2)
FALL PROTECTION - CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY


Amend Section 1538(g) to read:

§1538. Rock Drilling Operations.

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(g) Workers shall be provided with, and required to use, personal fall protection as described in Article 24 approved safety belts and life lines for all scaling and drilling operations performed on steep slopes. A positive descent control device shall be used for all such applications.

NOTE: See Section 1565(i) for regulation on drilling and loading in the same area.

See Section 1696 for requirement for portable compressors.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


Amend Section 1635(b)(14) to read:

§1635. Floors, Walls and Structural Steel Framed Buildings.

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(b) For multifloor structural steel framed buildings more than two stories high, the following shall apply: These provisions shall apply to buildings erected in tiers or stories and shall not apply to steel framed buildings having large open spans or areas such as, mill buildings, gymnasiums, auditoriums, hangars, arenas, or stadiums.

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(14) Safety belts Personal fall protection and nets shall be required in accordance with Article 24.

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NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 142.3, 5260, 7101, 7102, 7103, 7104, 7105, 7107, 7108, 7109, 7251, 7252, 7253, 7254, 7255, 7256, 7257, 7258, 7259, 7261, 7262, 7263, 7264, 7265 and 7266, Labor Code.


Amend Section 1660(g) to read:

§1660. Suspended Scaffolds for Loads of 425 Pounds or Less.

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(g) Each employee shall be protected by provided with and use personal fall protection in accordance with the requirements of Article 24 an approved safety belt attached to a lanyard. The L lanyards shall be securely attached to substantial members of the structure (not scaffold), or to securely rigged lines, which will safely suspend the employee in case of a fall. In order to keep the lanyard continuously attached, with a minimum of slack, to a fixed structure, the attachment point of the lanyard shall be appropriately changed as the work progresses.

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NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


Amend Section 1663(a)(5) to read:

§1663. Float Scaffolds.

(a) Scaffolds of this type are to support not more than three employees and light tools, such as those needed for riveting, bolting, and welding. They shall be constructed as follows, unless substitute designs and materials provide equivalent strength, stability, and safety (See B-38, Appendix).

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(5) Each employee working from a float scaffold shall be provided with and use fall protection in accordance with the requirements of Article 24 protected by means of a safety belt tied to the structure as provided in Section 1670 or shall be protected by a safety net rigged as provided in Section 1671.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


Amend Section 1664(a)(12) to read:

§1664. Needle-Beam Scaffold.

(a) Needle-beam scaffolds shall be designed with a factor of safety of at least 4, to support the loads to be imposed, but in no case shall the strength or quality be less than required by the following specifications. (See B-37, Appendix)

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(12) Each employee working on a needle-beam scaffold shall be provided with and use personal fall protection in accordance with the requirements of Article 24 protected by means of a safety belt and lifeline tied to the structure or by a safety net rigged as provided in Section 1671.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: 142.3, Labor Code.


Amend Section 1710(g)(1) and (2) to read:

§1710. Erection of Structures.

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(g) Working and Traveling on the Skeleton Steel of Multistory Buildings or Structures.

(1) Connecting.

When connecting beams at the periphery or interior of a building or structure where the fall distance is greater than 30 feet, employees shall be provided with and use a personal fall protection system as described in Article 24 tied-off by approved safety belts and lifelines to either columns, pendant lines secured at the tops of columns, catenary lines, or other secure anchorage points.

(2) Work Other Than Connecting.

When performing any other work at a work point, employees shall be provided with and use personal fall protection as described in Article 24 protected by approved safety belts and lifelines where the fall distance is greater than 15 feet.

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NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 142.3, 7252, 7253, 7254, 7258, 7261, 7262 and 7266, Labor Code.


Amend Section 1724(f)(1) to read:

§1724. Roofing-General.

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(f) Safety Belts and Lines. Personal Fall Protection.

(1) When used to prevent workers from falling off roofs, personal fall arrest systems, personal fall restraint systems and positioning devices safety belts and lines shall be installed and used in accordance with the provisions of Article 24, Safety Belts and Nets. Fall Protection.

(2) Safety lines shall be attached in a secure manner to substantial anchorages on the roof.

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NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


Amend Section 1730(b), (c) and (f) to read:

§1730. Roof Hazards.

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(b) Slopes 0:12 to 4:12--Single-Unit (Monolithic) Roof Coverings.

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(10) When a felt-laying machine or any other equipment that is pulled by an operator who walks backwards is being used, the operator shall be no closer than 3 feet to the roof edges that are parallel (or nearly so) to the direction in which the operator is moving. Motorized equipment on which the operator rides shall not be used or stored between the warning line and the roof edge.

NOTE: The provisions of subsection (b) do not apply when employees are protected by the use of one or a combination of the following methods:

Safety Belts and Lines Personal Fall Protection [Section 1724(f)].

Catch Platforms [Section 1724(c)].

Scaffold Platforms [Section 1724(d)].

Eave Barriers [Section 1724(e)].

Standards Railings and Toeboards (Article 16).

Parapets at least 24 inches high; except that at job sites where felt-laying machines or other equipment that is pulled by an operator who walks backwards or motorized equipment on which the operator rides is being used, the provisions of this subsection shall not apply provided that the parapet is 36 inches or more in height at those roof edges which are perpendicular (or nearly so) to the direction in which the equipment is moving.

(c) Slopes Greater Than 4:12--Single-Unit (Monolithic) Roof Coverings. Employees shall be protected from falls from roofs of a height of more than 20 feet by use of one or a combination of the following methods:

(1) Parapets, 24 inches or higher.

(2) Safety Belts and Lines Personal Fall Protection [Section 1724(f)].

(3) Catch Platforms [Section 1724(c)].

(4) Scaffold Platforms [Section 1724(d)].

(5) Eave Barriers [Section 1724(e)].

(6) Standard Railings and Toeboards. (Article 16).

NOTE: the provisions of this subsection (c) do not apply under the following conditions:

At those job sites where motorized equipment on which the operator rides which has been designed for use on roofs of slopes greater than 4:12 is being used if the parapet is 36 inches or more in height at those roof edges which are perpendicular (or nearly so) to the direction in which the equipment is moving.

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(f) Slopes Greater Than 5:12--Multiple-Unit Roof Coverings. Employees shall be protected from falls from roofs that are of a height of more than 20 feet by one or a combination of the following methods:

(1) A parapet at least 24 inches high.

(2) Safety Belts and Lines Personal Fall Protection [Section 1724(f)].

(3) Catch Platforms [Section 1724(c)].

(4) Scaffold Platforms [Section 1724(d)].

(5) Eave Barriers [Section 1724(e)].

(6) Roof Jack Systems [Section 1724(a)] (Safety lines shall be required in conjunction with roof jack systems on roofs steeper than 7:12)

NOTE: For purposes of Section 1730, the height measurement shall be determined by measuring the vertical distance from the lowest edge of the roof or eaves to the ground or level below. The height of parapets shall not be included in the roof height measurements.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.