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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 35. Helicopter Operations

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§1905. Fueling.

(a) The engines and radio transmitters shall be shut off, and smoking, open flame or other source of ignition shall not be permitted within 50 feet of fueling operations or fuel storage areas.

NOTE: Except for F.A.A. approved alternate fueling methods or closed circuit hot refueling.

(b) The helicopter and fuel supply shall be securely bonded before and during fueling operations for static electrical discharge.

(c) There shall be two 60B:C rated fire extinguishers or equivalent fire fighting protection at each fueling station attended by ground crews.

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


1. Amendment filed 2-1-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 5).

2. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 2-23-2012; operative 3-24-2012 (Register 2012, No. 8).

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