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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 18. Explosives and Pyrotechnics
Article 119. Manufacture of Explosive Materials

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§5319. Scope.

The orders in this Article shall apply to the manufacturing, processing and handling of explosives, blasting agents, ammunition and pyrotechnic devices upon the manufacturing site including:

(a) The assembly of raw materials.

(b) Handling activities of raw materials, such as: mixing, grinding, blending, forming, loading encasement, packaging and similar activities in the manufacturing process.

(c) On-site testing and storage of explosive materials and the packaged product through removal from storage for transportation off the manufacturing site.

(d) Packing and repacking of explosive materials for wholesale distribution.

(e) The disposal of all waste explosive materials resulting from the manufacturing process.

Exception: For the purpose of this Article, the manufacturer of explosive materials does not include any person who assembles or fabricates any sets or mechanical pieces for public display, and/or persons operating within the scope of a public display license, or a pyrotechnic operator license.


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


1. New section filed 11-1-76 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 76, No. 45).

2. Certificate of Compliance filed 1-11-77 (Register 77, No. 3).

3. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 8-18-77, effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 34).

4. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 9-19-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 38).

5. Amendment of article heading and section filed 9-24-97; operative 10-24-97 (Register 97, No. 39).

6. Amendment of article heading and first paragraph, new subsection (d) and subsection relettering filed 7-11-2003; operative 8-10-2003 (Register 2003, No. 28).

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