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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 35. Helicopter Operations

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§1909. Exposed Locations.

(a) While working at the edge of or on a steep slope, members of ground crews shall be protected from falling by:

(1) A barrier of adequate design to restrain a falling person or;

(2) A safety belt with a quick-release buckle and a life line at least 50 feet long.

(A) Where practicable when using safety belts, the area shall be cleared of objects which might snag the life lines in an escape procedure. (See Plate C-36-b, Appendix.)

(b) Workers receiving materials while on a tower-type structure shall not be positioned in a place of unnecessary exposure and shall be secured to the structure by safety belts or other equivalent protection.

(c) Ground crews on elevated surfaces more than 7 1/2 feet high, shall be protected against being swept off by rotor downwash. (See Plate C-36-b, Appendix.)

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).

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