TITLE 8:
CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS
CHAPTER 4, SUBCHAPTER 4, ARTICLE 11
SECTION 1599(f)
TRAINING OF CONSTRUCTION SITE FLAGGERS

 


Amend Section 1599(f) to read:

1599. Flaggers.

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  1. 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 "Manual".

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  1. 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:
  1. flagger equipment which must be used;
  2. layout of the work zone and flagging station;
  3. methods to signal traffic to stop, proceed or slow down;
  4. methods of one-way traffic control;
  5. trainee demonstration of proper flagging methodology and operations;
  6. emergency vehicles traveling through the work zone;
  7. handling emergency situations;
  8. methods of dealing with hostile drivers; and
  9. 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 Code.

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.

1926.201

July 22, 1998