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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 1. General Physical Conditions and Structures Orders
Introduction

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§3200. Purpose.

To fulfill the expressed social public policy of the State of California set forth in Article XX, Section 21 of the Constitution, to make full provision for securing safety in places of employment, these General Industry Safety Orders are promulgated for the guidance of employers and employees alike. Compliance with these orders may not in itself prevent occupational injuries or diseases, but will, it is believed, provide a safe environment which is a fundamental prerequisite in controlling injuries. Every employer should provide their supervisory staff with a copy of these orders and assure that each supervisor is familiar with those sections pertaining to the operations under their supervision.

NOTE: Authority cited for § 3200 to 4207, inclusive: Sections 6312 and 6500, Labor Code. Additional authority cited: Section 6502 and Section 142.3, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. New §§ 3200 to 4191, inclusive (except as otherwise noted) filed, and §§ 4201 to 4207, inclusive, refiled 12-19-49 (Register 18, No. 8).

2. Repealer of Subchapter 7 (Groups 1-9, §§ 3210 through 4207, not consecutive) and new Subchapter 7 (Groups 1-4, 6, 8, 10, 13-16, 18, §§ 3210 through 5370, not consecutive) filed 2-1-72 as an emergency; designated effective 2-1-72 (Register 72, No. 6). For prior history, see Register 55, No. 2., Register 57, No. 13, Register 60, No. 19, Register 61, No. 26, Register 62, Nos. 1 and 21, Register 66, Nos. 23 and 38, Register 67, Nos. 18 and 38, Register 68, No. 47, Register 69, No. 9, Register 70, Nos. 1 and 25, Register 71, No. 17, Register 72, No. 2.

3. Certificate of Compliance filed 4-26-72 (Register 72, No.19).

4. Repealer of Subchapter 7 (Groups 1-9, §§ 3210 through 4207, not consecutive) and new Subchapter 7 (Groups 1-4, 6, 8, 10, 13-16, 18, §§ 3210 through 5370, not consecutive) refiled 6-1-72 as an emergency; designated effective 6-1-72. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 72, No. 23). For prior history, see Register 72, No. 20.

5. Amendment and renumbering of subsections (a)(15) through (a)(42) filed 1-31-75 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 75, No. 5).

6. These orders supersede the orders heretofore separately published in Title 8, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4 entitled Dust, Fumes, Vapors and Gases Safety Orders, Engine Safety Orders, Gantry-Truck Safety Orders, General Safety Orders, Laundry Safety Orders, Mechanical Power Transmission Safety Orders, Steam Shovel and Locomotive Crane Safety Orders, Safety Orders for Women in Industry and Woodworking Safety Orders.

7. Change without regulatory effect amending section and Note filed 6-27-2000 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2000, No. 26).

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