Article 2. Permits--Excavations, Trenches, Construction and Demolition and the Underground Use of Diesel Engines in Work in Mines and Tunnels
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(a) The Division shall deny issuance of a permit if in its opinion, based on available facts, the employer has failed to show that the conditions, practices, means, methods, operations or processes used or proposed to be used will provide a safe and healthful place of employment. A relevant factor in the Division's determination will be the employer's prior occupational safety and health history. In denying a permit to an applicant employer, the district or field office shall immediately notify the employer, in writing, specifying the reasons for such denial and shall send a copy thereof to the Director.
(b) Any employer denied a permit by the Division may appeal such denial to the Director. The Director shall hold a hearing at such place designated by the Director or his authorized designee for the convenience of the attending parties within two working days of the employer's appeal. The employer has the burden of establishing that it qualifies for a permit.
The hearing shall be presided by the Director or his authorized designee and shall also be open to employees or employees' representative. The employer shall notify the employees or employees' representative of such hearing a reasonable time prior to the holding of such hearing. Proof of such notification by the employer shall be made at the hearing.
(c) Following the hearing, the Director shall issue his decision. The Director's decision shall be final except for any rehearing or judicial review provided for by law. All requests for rehearing shall be filed with the Director within ten days from the date of the Director's decision.
NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 60.5, 6308, 6502 and 6506, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 6308, 6308.5, 6502 and 6506, Labor Code.
1. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) filed 12-5-84; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 84, No. 49).
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