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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 1. Introduction
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§1502. Application.

(a) These Orders establish minimum safety standards whenever employment exists in connection with the construction, alteration, painting, repairing, construction maintenance, renovation, removal, or wrecking of any fixed structure or its parts. These Orders also apply to all excavations not covered by other safety orders for a specific industry or operation.

(b) At construction projects, these Orders take precedence over any other general orders that are inconsistent with them, except for Tunnel Safety Orders or the Pressurized Worksite Standards in Article 154 of the General Industry Safety Orders.

(c) Machines, equipment, processes, and operations not specifically covered by these Orders shall be governed by other applicable general Safety Orders.

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


1. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 7-6-79 as procedural and organizational; effective upon filing (Register 79, No. 27).

2. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 8-13-84; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 84, No. 33).

3. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (b) filed 9-1-2010 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2010, No. 36).

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