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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 31. Demolition
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§1734. Supervision.

(a) Demolition work shall at all times be under the immediate supervision of a qualified person with the authority to secure maximum safety for employees engaged in demolition work.

(b)(1) Prior to permitting employees to start demolition operations, a qualified person shall make a survey of the structure to determine the condition of the framing, floors, and walls, and the possibility of an unplanned collapse of any portion of the structure. Any adjacent structure where employees may be exposed shall also be similarly checked.

(2) The survey shall be in written form, kept on the job-site and made available to the Division upon request. The written survey shall be maintained for the duration of the demolition project.

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


1. New subsection (b) filed 2-11-72; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 72, No. 7).

2. Amendment filed 12-4-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 49).

3. Amendment of subsection (a) and newly designated subsection (b)(1) and new (b)(2) filed 5-22-95; operative 6-21-95 (Register 95, No. 21).

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