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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 20. Flammable Liquids, Gases and Vapors
Article 143. Processing Plants

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§5559. Fire Control.

(a) Approved portable fire extinguishers of appropriate size, type and number shall be provided. See Article 157.

(b) When sprinklers or an equivalent extinguishing system are provided, they shall be installed in an approved manner.

NOTE: For information on proper sprinkler system installation, consult the California Fire Code, California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Section 903.3 “Installation Requirements” for Automatic Sprinkler Systems and/or your local jurisdiction fire department.

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


1. Amendment filed 7-16-76; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 76, No. 29).

2. Amendment of subsection (b), including new Note and new statutory authority Note filed 7-23-2013; operative 10-1-2013 (Register 2013, No. 30).

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