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Subchapter 15. Petroleum Safety Orders--Refining, Transportation and Handling
Article 5. Fire and Explosions
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§6773. Fire Protection and Fire Fighting Equipment.

(a) Fire fighting equipment shall be available to locations where fires are likely to occur. Such equipment or systems shall comply with the applicable fire protection requirements specified in Articles 156 through 165 of the General Industry Safety Orders.

(b) Fire protection and fire fighting equipment shall be inspected, tested and maintained in serviceable condition. A record shall be kept showing the date when fire extinguishers and hose lines were last inspected, tested, repaired, or renewed. Fire protection and fire fighting equipment after any use shall promptly be made serviceable and restored to its proper location.

(c) Before employees are required or permitted to use the fire fighting equipment mentioned in (a) above, the employees shall be trained in the proper use, care, and limitations of the equipment.

(d) Water and foam lines shall not be used to transfer petroleum products.

(e) Access road(s) shall be provided to accommodate available mobile fire fighting equipment.

(f) A written plan shall be established and implemented to ensure the safe and orderly evacuation of employees.

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


1. Amendment filed 4-16-82; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 82, No. 16).

2. Amendment of subsections (a) and (f) and new NOTE filed 9-6-94; operative 10-6-94 (Register 94, No. 36).

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