TITLE 8:
ELEVATOR SAFETY ORDERS
CHAPTER 4, SUBCHAPTER 6, ARTICLE 13
SECTION 3089(d) AND ARTICLE 14, SECTION 3091(k)
TITLE 24:
CALIFORNIA ELEVATOR SAFETY CONSTRUCTION CODE
PART 7, ARTICLE 7-13, SECTION 7-3089(d) AND
ARTICLE 7-14, SECTION 7-3091(k)

ESCALATORS AND WALKWAYS


Amend Section 3089(d) to read:

Article 13. Escalators

3089. Construction Requirements.

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(d) Balustrades.
(1) A solid balustrade shall be provided on each side of the moving steps.
(A) The balustrade on the step side shall have no areas or moldings depressed or raised more than 1/4 inch from the parent surface.
EXCEPTION: Balustrades provided with brushes specified in Section 3089(d)(6).
(B)
Such areas or moldings shall have all boundary surfaces beveled unless parallel to the direction of travel.

(2) Safety glass or plastic panels, if used in balustrades, shall conform to the requirements of ANSI Z97.1, except that there shall be no requirement for the panels to be transparent. EXCEPTION: Plastic material bonded to a basic supporting panel.

(3) The clearance on either side of the steps between the steps and the adjacent skirt guard shall be not more than 1/4 inch and the sum of the clearances on both sides shall be not more than 3/8 inch.

(4) The width between the balustrades in the direction of travel shall not be changed abruptly nor by more than 8 percent of the greatest width. In changing from the greater to the smaller width, the maximum allowable angle of change in the balustrading shall be 15 degrees from the line of travel.

(5) A solid guard shall be provided in the intersecting angle of the outside balustrade (deck board) and the ceiling or soffitt.
EXCEPTION: Where the intersection of the outside balustrade (deck board) and the ceiling or soffitt is more than 24 inches from the center line of the handrail.
(A) The vertical face of the guard shall project at least 14 inches horizontally from the apex of the angle. On existing installations the vertical face of the guard shall be not less than 6 inches.
(B) The exposed edge of the guard shall be rounded to eliminate shear hazard. Guards may be glass or plastic, provided they meet the requirements of Section 3089(d)(2).

(6) Existing escalators shall be retrofitted with brushes or sideplates between the step side and the balustrade skirt guard to protect against the accidental entrapment of body parts, clothing, shoes, etc. The retrofit shall be completed three years from the effective date of this regulation.
(A) The brush carrier affixed to the skirt panel shall not rise more than 3/4 inch from the balustrade parent surface.
(B) The plans, drawings, and specifications on the planned installation of the brushes/sideplates shall be submitted to the Division for review before the brushes/sideplates are installed. The Division shall review the plans, drawings, and specifications to ensure the planned installation and subsequent operation do not conflict with other requirements of Article 13.
(C) The Division shall inspect the brushes/sideplates for entanglement, entrapment, shearing, or tripping hazards before the escalator is placed in service.

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

 Amend Section 3091(k) to read:

Article 14. Moving Walks

3091. Design Requirements.

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(k) Balustrades. Moving walks shall be provided with an enclosed balustrade on each side conforming to the following:

(1) Construction.

(A) Balustrades without moving handrails shall be designed so as to provide no surfaces which can be gripped by a passenger.

1. On the treadway side, the balustrade shall have no areas or moldings depressed or raised more than 1/4 inch from the parent surface.
EXCEPTION: Balustrades provided with brushes according to Section 3091(k)(4).
2.
Such areas or moldings shall have all boundary surfaces beveled unless parallel to the direction of travel.
3. The balustrades shall extend at normal height not less than 12 inches beyond the end of the exposed treadway.
(B) Glass or plastic panels, if used in the balustrades, shall conform to the requirements of ANSIZ917.1 except that there shall be no requirement for the panels to be transparent.
(C) Balustrades shall be designed to resist the simultaneous application of a lateral force of 40 pounds per lineal foot and a vertical load of 50 pounds per lineal foot, both applied to the top of the balustrade.

(2) The height of the balustrade shall be not less than 30 inches measured perpendicular to the treadway surface. At this height, the inner surface of the balustrade shall be located not more than 8 inches outside the vertical projected edge of the exposed treadway.

(3) If the balustrade covers the edge of the treadway, the clearance between the top surface of the treadway and the underside of the balustrade shall not exceed 1/4 inch. Where skirt panels are used, the horizontal clearance on either side of the treadway between the treadway and the adjacent skirt panel shall be not more than 1/4 inch.

(4) Where moving walks are provided with brushes on the treadway side of the balustrade to guard against accidental entrapment of body parts, clothing, shoes, etc., the following shall apply.
(A) The brush carrier affixed to the skirt panel shall not rise more than 3/4 inch from the parent surface.
(B) The plans, drawings, and specifications on the planned installation of the brushes shall be submitted to the Division for review before the brushes are installed. The Division shall review the plans, drawings, and specifications to ensure the planned installation and subsequent operation do not conflict with other requirements of Article 14.
(C) The Division shall inspect the brushes for entanglement, entrapment, shearing, or tripping hazards before the moving walkway is placed in service.

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