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Subchapter 15. Petroleum Safety Orders--Refining, Transportation and Handling
Article 12. Hazardous Substances
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§6822. Corrosives.

(a) See General Industry Safety Orders, Section 5162.

(b) Safety shower and eyewash fountain locations shall be made conspicuous by special marking, signs, or other identification.

(c) When samples of corrosives are carried or transported in breakable bottles from one part of a plant to another part of a plant, as from a process unit or tank car to the laboratory, the bottles shall be transported in a safe container having individual compartments and a strong carrying handle. The container shall be plainly marked or tagged for identification, and it shall be vented or so constructed that a gas or vapor pressure will not build up within the secondary container.

(d) Where corrosive liquids are regularly or frequently handled in open containers or drawn from reservoirs or pipelines, means shall be provided to neutralize or dispose of spills and overflows promptly and safely.

(e) Sampling and Gaging.

(1) Employees shall be instructed in the proper procedures for sampling or gaging. These instructions shall include the use of personal protective equipment to be furnished by the employer and worn by the employee. (See General Industry Safety Orders Section 5144 and Article 10.)

(2) Sampling stations shall be designed, installed and maintained to prevent exposure to employees to harmful substances. Warning signs or legends shall be conspicuously posted where the substance being sampled or gaged is corrosive.

(3) Provisions shall be made to promptly dispose of spills, overflows, and leakage at the sampling or gaging station.

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


1. Repealer and new subsection (a), amendment of subsections (b)-(c), repealer of subsections (d)(1)-(3) and new subsections (d)-(e)(3) and new NOTE filed 9-6-94; operative 10-6-94 (Register 94, No. 36).

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