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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 3. General Plant Equipment and Special Operations
Article 19. Automotive Lifts
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§3542. General.

(a) Automotive lifts shall be designed, constructed and installed in accordance with the provisions of ANSI B153.1-1974, or shall have been approved by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health for lifts installed prior to November 1976. In lieu of meeting the provisions of ANSI B153.1-1974, automotive lifts installed through August 17, 1994, may be designed, constructed and installed in accordance with ANSI B153.1-1981, hereby incorporated by reference.

(b) Automotive lifts manufactured after August 17, 1994, through July 28, 2005, shall be designed, constructed and installed in accordance with the provisions of ANSI/ALI B153.1-1990, which is hereby incorporated by reference, with the exception of Sections 7.2.2 and 8.2, or shall conform to the requirements of subsection (c).

(c) New automotive lifts manufactured after July 28, 2005, shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and meet the design provisions of ANSI/ALI ALCTV-1998, Section 8, "Construction" and Section 9.2 "Testing" requirements for automotive lifts, which are hereby incorporated by reference. Note:References to Title 29, Code of Federal OSHA Regulations (CFR) contained in ANSI/ALI ALCTV-1998, Section 8, "Construction" correspond to the italicized regulations contained in the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, General Industry Safety Orders (GISO) shown in brackets as follows: 29 CFR 1910.144 [Title 8, Sections 3340 and 3341], 29 CFR Subpart D, Walking-Working Surfaces, Sections 1910.21-1910.32 [Title 8, Sections 3207, 3209-3214, 3224, 3241, 3272, 3273, 3275, 3277-3279, Title 8, GISO Article 23, Mobile Ladder Stands and Scaffolds (Towers)], 29 CFR 1910.212 and .219 [Title 8, GISO Group 6, Power Transmission Equipment, Prime Movers, Machines and Machine Parts and Group 8, Points of Operation and Other Hazardous Parts of Machinery], and 29 CFR 1910.95 [Title 8, GISO, Article 105, Control of Noise Exposure].

(d) The operation, inspection and maintenance of automotive lifts shall be performed by a qualified person in accordance with procedures recommended by the manufacturer. Maintenance shall include that pipe lines, fittings, valves, and packing glands are kept tight. Note:Guidelines for the operation, inspection, maintenance, installation and servicing of automotive lifts are available in ANSI/ALI ALOIM-2000, Safety Requirements for Operation, Inspection and Maintenance; and ANSI/ALI ALIS-2001, Safety Requirements for Installation and Service.

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


1. Repealer and new section filed 10-8-76; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 76, No. 41).

2. Amendment filed 12-19-78; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 1).

3. Amendment filed 10-15-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 44).

4. Amendment of newly designated subsection (a) and new subsection (b) filed 7-18-94; operative 8-17-94 (Register 94, No. 29).

5. Amendment filed 6-28-2005; operative 7-28-2005 (Register 2005, No. 26).

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