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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 13. Cranes and Other Hoisting Equipment
Article 98. Operating Rules

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§5002. Overhead Loads.

Operations shall be conducted and the job controlled in a manner that will avoid exposure of employees to the hazard of overhead loads. Wherever loads must be passed directly over workers, occupied work spaces or occupied passageways, safety type hooks or equivalent means of preventing the loads from becoming disengaged shall be used.

NOTE: Employees should not work in the area directly beneath a suspended load.

NOTE: Authority and reference cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. Amendment filed 2-13-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 7).

2. Amendment filed 4-27-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 17).

3. Amendment filed 5-5-81; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 19).

4. Amendment filed 8-29-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 39).

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