This information is provided free of charge by the Department of Industrial Relations
from its web site at www.dir.ca.gov. These regulations are for the
convenience of the user and no representation or warranty is made that the information
is current or accurate. See full disclaimer at http://www.dir.ca.gov/od_pub/disclaimer.html.
Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 3. General Plant Equipment and Special Operations
Article 20. Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Equipment
(a) Each employer shall be responsible for the safe condition of tools and equipment used by employees, including tools and equipment which may be furnished by employees.
(b) All tools shall be restricted to the use for which they are intended.
(c) Unsafe hand tools shall not be used.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. Amendment filed 11-22-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 48).
Go Back to Article 20 Table of Contents