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Subchapter 18. Ship Building, Ship Repairing and Ship Breaking Safety Orders
Article 5. Scaffold Construction
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§8369. Intermediate Staging Levels--General.

(a) Boxes, barrels, and similar makeshifts shall not be used to support boards or planks for the purpose of obtaining intermediate staging levels.

(b) Specially constructed four-legged tables may be used to secure intermediate staging levels provided they are of proper design and adequately secured in place.

(c) The minimum dimensions of lumber to be used in the construction of staging tables shall be of the following:

Legs               Tops                           Braces               Bands
3"x 3"   1"x 12"              1"x 6"     1"x 6"

(1) Each leg shall be properly secured to the table and shall be braced both parallel and transverse with the table.

(2) Table tops shall be securely nailed in place, and the width or length of tables shall be not less than 3 feet.

(3) Standard railings shall protect the outboard side of all staging tables while in use, and such railings shall be attached to the main staging uprights.

(4) The height of a table shall not exceed its minimum horizontal dimensions.

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


1. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 1-22-88; operative 2-21-88 (Register 88, No. 6).

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