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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 24. Fall Protection
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§1669. General.

(a) When work is performed from thrustouts or similar locations, such as trusses, beams, purlins, or plates of 4-inch nominal width, or greater, at elevations exceeding 15 feet above ground, water surface, or floor level below and where temporary guardrail protection is impracticable, employees shall be required to use approved personal fall protection system in accordance with Section 1670.

(b) When requirements in subsection (a) are impractical, approved safety nets shall be used in accordance with Section 1671.

(c) When the work is of short duration (i.e., non-repetitive) and limited exposure and the hazards involved in rigging and installing the safety devices required by this Article equals or exceeds the hazards involved in the actual construction, these provisions may be temporarily suspended, provided adequate risk control is recognized and maintained under immediate, competent supervision.

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


1. Editorial correction in subsection (a) Note (Register 70, No. 48).

2. Amendment filed 6-2-87; operative 7-2-87 (Register 87, No. 24).

3. Amendment of article heading and amendment of subsections (a) and (c) filed 7-30-97; operative 8-29-97 (Register 97, No. 31).

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