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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
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§3248. Mechanical Refrigeration.


(a) Mechanical refrigeration systems placed in service before March 13, 1999, shall be designed, installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with Chapters 4, 15, and 16 of the 1982 Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC).

NOTE: A copy of the 1982 UMC is available for inspection at the office of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board. As of August 2008, copies may be sought for review at the California State Library and other public libraries, and copies may be purchased on a per-page basis from the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAMPO).

(b) Mechanical refrigeration systems placed in service on or after March 13, 1999, but before January 1, 2008, shall be designed, installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with Chapters 2 and 11 of the 1997 Uniform Mechanical Code which are hereby incorporated by reference.

(c) Mechanical refrigeration systems placed in service on or after January 1, 2008, shall be designed, installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with Chapters 2 and 11 of the 2007 California Mechanical Code, which are hereby incorporated by reference.

NOTE: The provisions of Section 3248 are not intended to apply to the use of water or air as a refrigerant nor to refrigerating systems installed on railroad cars, motor vehicles, motor-drawn vehicles or on shipboard.

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

HISTORY

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

2. Amendment filed 9-3-76; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 76, No. 36).

3. Editorial correction in subsection (e) (Register 77, No. 41).

4. Amendment of Table No. 15-1-C filed 7-26-78; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 78, No. 30).

5. Amendment filed 2-26-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 9).

6. Amendment of subsection (a), new subsection (b), and amendment of first Note filed 2-11-99; operative 3-13-99 (Register 99, No. 7).

7. Amendment filed 3-4-2009; operative 4-3-2009 (Register 2009, No. 10).

8. Editorial correction of Note to subsection (a) (Register 2011, No. 8).

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