A description of the proposed changes are as follows:

1. TITLE 8:

CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 29, Section 1716.1 (f)(1)

Approval of Structural Wood Framing System Erection Plans

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INFORMATIVE DIGEST OF PROPOSED ACTION/PLAIN ENGLISH OVERVIEW

Section 1716.1 Structural Wood Framing Systems.

This Section contains various requirements and definitions pertaining to the construction and placement of structural wood framing systems including but not limited to: exposure and protection of employees, use of lift trucks and elevated work platforms, roof or floor openings, and erection procedures.

Subsection (f)(1) requires the structural wood framing system erection procedure to be approved by a California registered civil or structural engineer.

A revision is proposed to replace language specifically referring to plan approval by a California registered engineer with a requirement that a qualified person (as defined in Construction Safety Orders (CSO) Section 1504) shall prepare a written, site-specific erection plan to be implemented under the supervision of an on-site competent person (also defined in CSO Section 1504).

The proposed revision will require the employer to identify and designate a qualified person to develop the written site erection plan (plan) and to identify and designate or hire a competent person to supervise the implementation of the plan. The employer will no longer be required to obtain approval for the erection procedure from a registered civil or structural engineer. The proposed revision will also require the employer to create or amend existing administrative procedures governing structural wood framing system erection plans consistent with the proposed language.

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