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(a) Any employer may apply to the Division for a temporary order granting a variance from an occupational safety and health standard. Such temporary order shall be granted only if the employer files an application which meets the requirements of Sections 6450 through 6457, inclusive, of the California Labor Code.
(b) Any employer may apply to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board for a permanent variance from an occupational safety and health standard, order, or portion thereof upon a showing of an alternative method, program, practice, means, device or process which will provide equal or superior safety for employees. Such application shall conform to the requirements of the California Administrative Code, Title 8, Chapter 3.5.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. Repealer and new section filed 8-12-76; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 76, No. 33).