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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 15. Cranes and Derricks in Construction
§1613.7. Inspections - Severe Service
Where the severity of use/conditions is such that there is a reasonable probability of damage or excessive wear (such as loading that may have exceeded rated capacity, shock loading that may have exceeded rated capacity, prolonged exposure to a corrosive atmosphere), the employer shall stop using the equipment and a qualified person shall:
(a) Inspect the equipment for structural damage to determine if the equipment can continue to be used safely.
(b) In light of the use/conditions determine whether any items/conditions listed in Section 1613.6 need to be inspected; if so, the qualified person shall inspect those items/conditions.
(c) If a deficiency is found, the employer shall follow the requirements in subsections 1613.6(d) through (f).
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. New section filed 7-7-2011; operative 7-7-2011. Exempt from OAL review pursuant to Labor Code section 142.3(a)(3) (Register 2011, No. 27).
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