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Chapter 3.2. California Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (CAL/OSHA)
Article 1.6. Adjudicative Hearings--General Rules of Practice and Procedure--Denial, Suspension or Revocation of Permits, Licenses, Certifications, Registrations or Other Authorizations and Orders Prohibiting Use, Issued by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health

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§340.52 Interpreters.

(a) All hearings shall be conducted in the English language. The Division shall notify each party of the right to an interpreter at the time it serves notification of a proceeding pursuant to Section 340.41, or at the time it issues an OPU.

(b) A party who does not proficiently speak or understand the English language, who calls a witness who does not proficiently speak or understand the English language, or who requests an interpreter, shall be provided with an approved interpreter during the hearing. A request for an interpreter shall be made at the same time as the request for appeal. The party requesting the interpreter shall pay the cost of the interpreter, unless the Division elects to pay the interpreter based on the financial hardship of the requesting party.

(c) For purposes of this section, an approved interpreter is a person whose name appears on the list of interpreters approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board, the State Personnel Board, or the Superior Court for the County in which the hearing is conducted.

NOTE

Authority cited: Sections 60.5 and 6308, Labor Code; and Section 11400.20, Government Code. Reference: Sections 60.5 and 6308, Labor Code; and Section 11400.20, Government Code.

HISTORY

1. New section filed 8-26-2002; operative 9-25-2002 (Register 2002, No. 35).

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