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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 17. Ramps, Runways, Stairwells, and Stairs
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§1624. Runways for Foot Traffic.

(a) Except as provided elsewhere, ramps or runways erected for the use of workmen shall be not less than 20 inches in width, and shall be secured and supported so as to avoid deflection and springing action.

(b) Securely fastened cleats or other means shall be used on inclined runways sloped two feet in 10 feet or more to improve the footing. Where cleats are used, they shall be eight inches or more in length and not more than 16 inches apart.

(c) When planks are used for raised walkways, runways, or sidewalks, they shall be secured against displacement. Planks shall be uniform in thickness and all exposed ends shall be provided with beveled cleats to prevent tripping.

EXCEPTION: The use of beveled cleats on scaffold platforms is not required.

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


1. Amendment and renumbering of Section 1626 filed 2-11-72; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 72, No. 7).

2. Amendment filed 5-21-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 21).

3. Repealer and new subsection (c) filed 3-19-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 12).

4. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 1-14-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 3).

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