TITLE 8:
CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS
CHAPTER 4, SUBCHAPTER 5, ARTICLE 3, SECTIONS 1515(a), 1516(d) AND 1517(c)

 
HEAD, EYE/FACE AND FOOT PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT


Amend Section 1515 to read:

1515. Head Protection.

(a) Employees exposed to flying or falling objects and/or electric shock and burns shall be safeguarded by means of approved head protection as follows: in accordance with the requirements of Section 3381 of the General Industry Safety Orders.
(1)  For exposure to flying or falling objects, helmets shall comply with ANSI Z89.1-1969, Safety Requirements for Industrial Head Protection.
(2) For exposure to limited electric shock (600 volts or less) and burns, helmets shall comply with ANSI Z89.1-1969, Class A or Class D.
(3) For exposure to high voltage electric shock (above 600 volts) and burns, helmets shall comply with ANSI Z89.2-1971, Safety Requirements for Industrial Protective Helmets of Electrical Workers, Class B.
(4) Head protection ordered or purchased after the effective date of this regulation shall comply with ANSI Z89.1-1981, Requirements for Protective Headwear for Industrial Workers.

(b) Where there is risk of injury from hair entanglement in moving parts of machinery, combustible or toxic contaminants, employees shall confine their hair to eliminate the hazard.

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

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Amend Section 1516(d) to read:

1516. Eye and Face Protection.

(d) Eye and face protection equipment required by this section shall meet the requirements specified in ANSI Z87.1-1979, Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection Section 3382(d) of the General Industry Safety Orders.

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


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Amend Section 1517 to read:

1517. Foot Protection.

(a) Appropriate foot protection shall be required for employees exposed to foot injuries, such as hot surfaces, injurious substances, falling objects, crushing or penetrating actions or who are required to work in abnormally wet locations.
(b) Footwear which is defective or inappropriate to the extent that its ordinary use creates the possibility of foot injuries shall not be worn.
(c) Safety-toe footwear for employees shall meet the requirements and specifications in ANSI Z41.1-1967, Men’s Safety-Toe Footwear Section 3385(c) of the General Industry Safety Orders.

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