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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 19. Floor, Roof, and Wall Openings
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§1633. Elevator Shafts to Be Guarded.

(a) All elevator shafts in which cages are not installed and which are not enclosed with solid partitions and doors shall be guarded on all open sides by standard railings and toeboards.

(b) Overhead protection shall be provided at all times when persons are employed in the shaft and other workmen area above them.

(c) In a shaft, if one elevator is put into service before the others are completed, such elevator(s) in use shall be separated from the other elevators by a continuous partition of solid material, or a wire screen with mesh not larger than 2 inches.

(d) Temporary platforms, such as false cars, shall cover approximately the full area of the shaft. Standard railings shall be provided when opening between platform and structure exceeds 16 inches.

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


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

2. Editorial correction of printing error in subsection (i) (Register 86, No. 45).

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