CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS
CHAPTER 4, SUBCHAPTER 4, ARTICLE 11
TRAINING OF CONSTRUCTION SITE FLAGGERS
Amend Section 1599(f) to read:
§ 1599. Flaggers.
- Placement of warning signs shall be according to the "Manual of Traffic Controls
for Construction and Maintenance Work Zones-1996", published by the State Department
of Transportation, which is herein incorporated by reference and referred to as the
- Flaggers shall be trained in the proper fundamentals of flagging moving traffic before
being assigned as flaggers. Signaling directions used by flaggers shall conform to the
"Manual". The training and instructions shall be based on the "Manual"
and work site conditions and also include the following:
- flagger equipment which must be used;
- layout of the work zone and flagging station;
- methods to signal traffic to stop, proceed or slow down;
- methods of one-way traffic control;
- trainee demonstration of proper flagging methodology and operations;
- emergency vehicles traveling through the work zone;
- handling emergency situations;
- methods of dealing with hostile drivers; and
- flagging procedures when a single flagger is used (when applicable).
Documentation of the training shall be maintained as required by Section 3203, Injury
Illness and Prevention Program of the General Industry Safety Orders.
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor
29 CFR 1926
Construction Safety Orders (CSO)
The State proposes to expand (clarify)
its existing flagger training requirement
by specifying nine specific elements of a flagger
training program. The Federal 1926.201 does
not contain a comparable training requirement.
July 22, 1998