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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 29. Erection and Construction
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§1714. Hoisting and Erecting of Precast, Prefabricated Panels.

(a) An erection plan and procedure shall be prepared by, or under the direction of, a civil engineer currently registered in California (hereinafter referred to as the responsible engineer).

(1) The erection plan and procedure shall be available at the job site.

(2) Job site inspections shall be made by the responsible engineer, or an authorized representative, during the course of erection to ensure that the erection plan and procedures are followed.

(3) Any proposed field modifications shall be approved by the responsible engineer and added to the plan and procedure available at the job site.

(4) Precast member or vertical panel bracing shall be designed by, or under the direction of, and installed in accordance with the direction of, the responsible engineer.

(5) Lifting methods and procedures shall be such that employees are not at risk of being struck by the concrete member, panel or supporting equipment.

(b) Lifting inserts, which are embedded or otherwise attached to precast concrete members, shall be capable of supporting at least four times the maximum intended load applied or transmitted to them, and shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.

(c) Lifting hardware shall be capable of supporting at least five times the maximum intended load applied or transmitted to the lifting hardware.

(d) Precast concrete members and structural framing shall be supported to prevent falling, overturning and collapse until the permanent connections specified in the erection plan are completed.

(e) Adjustment of precast members after initial placement, which requires the lifting of the members in any manner, shall not be made unless wire rope safety tie backs are used or the members are reattached to a load line.


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


1. New section filed 11-1-73; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 73, No. 44).

2. Amendment filed 6-21-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 25).

3. Amendment of section heading and section filed 7-2-2001; operative 8-1-2001 (Register 2001, No. 27).

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