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Subchapter 15. Petroleum Safety Orders--Refining, Transportation and Handling
Article 5. Fire and Explosions
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§6772. Smoking, Matches and Lighters.

(a) Smoking areas shall be conspicuously posted. See also Section 6777.

(b) "Strike anywhere" matches shall not be allowed.

(c) Only cigar or cigarette lighters having the flint, steel, and operating mechanism enclosed in such a manner as to prevent the possibility of accidental lighting or sparking, shall be allowed.

(d) No employee shall be permitted to carry a torch lighter of the spark type in an area where sources of ignition are forbidden, except when sheathed or otherwise protected against accidental operation.

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


1. Amendment of section heading and text and new NOTE filed 9-6-94; operative 10-6-94 (Register 94, No. 36).

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