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(a) Any employer may apply to the Division for a temporary order granting a variance from an occupational safety and health standard. Such temporary order shall be granted only if the employer files an application which meets the requirements of Section 6450 through 6457, inclusive, of the California Labor Code.
(b) Any employer may apply to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board for a permanent variance from an occupational safety and health standard order, special order, or portion thereof upon a showing of an alternate program, method, practice, means, device or process which will provide equal or superior safety for employees. Such applications shall conform to the requirements of the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Chapter 3.5, Section 411.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. Amendment of section heading and subsections (a)-(b), repealer of subsections (c)-(e) and new Note filed 5-8-95; operative 6-7-95 (Register 95, No. 19).