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Chapter 3.2. California Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (CAL/OSHA)
Subchapter 1. Regulations of the Director of Industrial Relations
Article 2. Advance Notice of Inspections

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§331.1. When Advance Notice Justified.

(a) Except when the investigation or inspection is to be made as the result of an employee complaint, situations justifying advance notice include the following:

(1) Situations of apparent imminent danger where prompt abatement is essential;

(2) Situations when, to be effective, the inspection must be arranged to assure availability of essential personnel or access to the site, equipment, or process;

(3) Other situations where, in the judgment of the Chief or his designee, the giving of advance notice is advantageous for achieving a thorough inspection.

(b) When the investigation or inspection is to be made as the result of an employee complaint, advance notice is to be authorized only if the situation appears to present imminent danger to the health or safety of an employee or employees.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 54, 55 and 6321, Labor Code. Reference: Section 6321, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. Repealer of former Section 331.1 and renumbering and amendment of former Section 331.2 to Section 331.1 filed 12-28-84; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 84, No. 52). For prior history, see Register 79, No. 9.

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