This information is provided free of charge by the Department of Industrial Relations from its web site at www.dir.ca.gov. These regulations are for the convenience of the user and no representation or warranty is made that the information is current or accurate. See full disclaimer at http://www.dir.ca.gov/od_pub/disclaimer.html.

Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 25. Ladders

Return to index
New query
§1675. General.


(a) General requirements. Except where either permanent or temporary stairways or suitable ramps or runways are provided, ladders described in this section shall be used to give safe access to all elevations.

(b) All portable ladders used in construction shall comply with the provisions of Section 3276 of the General Industry Safety Orders.

(c) All fixed ladders used in construction shall comply with the provisions of Sections 3277 and 3278 of the General Industry Safety Orders.

(d) Single-rail ladders shall not be used.

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

HISTORY

1. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 5-21-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 21).

2. New subsections (m) and (n) filed 11-14-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75; No. 46).

3. Amendment of subsection (h) filed 3-19-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 12).

4. Amendment filed 1-14-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 3).

5. Amendment of subsections (c) and (d) and new subsection (m) filed 6-1-92; operative 7-1-92 (Register 92, No. 23).

6. Amendment of subsection (k) and new subsection (n) and explanatory Note filed 6-16-98; operative 7-16-98 (Register 98, No. 25).

7. Repealer of subsections (b)-(n), including repealer of explanatory Note, and new subsections (b)-(c) filed 12-8-2010; operative 1-7-2011 (Register 2010, No. 50).

8. Amendment of subsection (c) and new subsection (d) filed 2-8-2012; operative 3-9-2012 (Register 2012, No. 6).

Go BackGo Back to Article 25 Table of Contents