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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 1. General Physical Conditions and Structures Orders
Article 2. Standard Specifications

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§3213. Service Pits and Yard Surface Openings.

(a) Unused portions of service pits and pits not in actual use shall be either covered or protected by guardrails, this may be accomplished by moveable posts or stanchions and chain rails or other guardrails which will provide equivalent protection.

EXCEPTION: Inspection, transfer and service pits used exclusively for maintenance of rolling railroad stock where impracticable to install guardrails or equivalent. (Title 24, Part 2, Section 2-1716(f).)

(b) Permanent yard surface openings such as pits or sumps shall be guarded as required by 3212, Floor Openings, Floor Holes and Roofs. (Title 24, Part 2, Section 2-1716(f).)

(c) Trench or conduit covers and their supports, when located in plant roadways, shall be designed to carry a truck rear-axle load of at least 20,000 pounds.

(d) Manhole covers and their supports, when located in plant roadways, shall comply with local standard highway requirements if any; otherwise, they shall be designed to carry a truck rear-axle load of at least 20,000 pounds.

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

HISTORY

1. Repealer and new section filed 6-20-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 25).

2. Amendment filed 7-16-76; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 76, No. 29).

3. Amendment filed 5-25-83; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 22). Approved by State Building Standards Commission 1-24-83.

4. New subsections (c) and (d) filed 7-8-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 28).

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