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Chapter 3.2. California Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (CAL/OSHA)
Subchapter 2. Regulations of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health

Article 9. Correctional Industries

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§344.44. Division Participation.

(a) Upon receipt of a complaint from the committee, which it determines to constitute a bona fide allegation of a safety or health violation, the Division shall investigate within 3 working days after receipt if the complaint alleges a serious violation, and not later than 14 calendar days after receipt if the complaint alleges a general violation. The Division may give advance notice of an inspection or investigation and may postpone the same if such action is necessary for the maintenance of security at the facility where the inspection or investigation is to be held, or for ensuring the safety and health of the Division's representative who will be conducting the inspection or investigation.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 6304.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 6304.2, 6304.2, 6313 and 6413.2, Labor Code.

(b) In addition to the investigations required under subsection (a) above, the Division shall investigate every fatality and every employment accident involving serious injury to five or more correctional industry employees. The Division may in its discretion investigate any other accident or report of a safety or health violation involving correctional industry employees which are reported to it.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 6304.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 6304.2, 6304.2, 6313 and 6413.2, Labor Code.

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