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Subchapter 18. Ship Building, Ship Repairing and Ship Breaking Safety Orders
Article 8. Miscellaneous Safe Practices

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§8397.11. Fire Safety Plan.

(a) Employer responsibilities. The employer shall develop and implement a written fire safety plan that covers all the actions that employers and employees shall take to ensure employee safety in the event of a fire.

(b) Plan elements. The employer shall include the following information in the fire safety plan:

  (1) Identification of the significant fire hazards;  

  (2) Procedures for recognizing and reporting unsafe conditions;  

  (3) Alarm procedures;  

  (4) Procedures for notifying employees of a fire emergency;  

  (5) Procedures for notifying fire response organizations of a fire emergency;  

  (6) Procedures for evacuation;  

  (7) Procedures to account for all employees after an evacuation; and  

  (8) Names, job titles, or departments for individuals who can be contacted for further information about the plan.  

(c) Reviewing the plan with employees. The employer shall review the plan with each employee at the following times:

  (1) Within 90 days of March 17, 2005, for employees who are currently working;  

  (2) Upon initial assignment for new employees; and  

  (3) When the actions the employee shall take under the plan change because of a change in duties or a change in the plan.  

(d) Additional employer requirements. The employer also shall:

  (1) Keep the plan accessible to employees, employee representatives, and the Division;  

  (2) Review and update the plan whenever necessary, but at least annually;  

  (3) Document that affected employees have been informed about the plan as required by subsection (c) of this section; and  

  (4) Ensure any outside fire response organization that the employer expects to respond to fires at the employer's worksite has been given a copy of the current plan.  

(e) Contract employers. Contract employers in shipyard employment shall have a fire safety plan for their employees, and this plan shall comply with the host employer's fire safety plan.

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

1. New section filed 4-14-2005; operative 4-14-2005. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Labor Code section 142.3(a)(3) (Register 2005, No. 15). For prior history, see Register 88, No. 6.

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