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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 13. Work Over or Near Water
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§1603.1. Working Surfaces of Barges.

(a) Employees shall not be permitted to walk along the sides of covered lighters or barges with coamings more than 5 feet high unless there is a 3-foot clear walkway or a grab or a taut hand line is provided.

(b) Decks and other working surfaces shall be maintained in a safe condition as prescribed by Section 1511.

(c) Employees shall not be permitted to pass fore and aft, or over, or around deck loads, nor shall employees be permitted to walk over deck loads from rail to coaming, unless there is a safe passage.

(d) If it is necessary for an employee to stand at the outboard or inboard edge of the deck load where less than 36 inches of bulwark, rail, coaming, or other protection exists, the employee shall be provided with a suitable means of protection against falling from the deck load.

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


1. New section filed 8-5-2011; operative 9-4-2011 (Register 2011, No. 31).

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