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Subchapter 21. Telecommunication Safety Orders
Article 1. Telecommunications
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§8604. Employee Protection in Public Areas.

(a) Before work is begun in the vicinity of vehicular or pedestrian traffic which may endanger employees, warning signs and/or flags or other traffic control devices shall be placed conspicuously to alert and channel approaching traffic. Where further protection is needed, barriers shall be utilized. At night, warning lights shall be prominently displayed and excavated areas shall be enclosed with protective barricades.

(b) If work exposes energized or moving parts that are normally protected, danger signs shall be displayed and barricades erected, as necessary, to warn other personnel in the area.

(c) The employer shall require that an employee finding any crossed or fallen wires which create or may create a hazardous situation at the work area:

(1) Remains on guard or adopts other adequate means to warn other employees of the danger; and

(2) Has the proper authority notified at the earliest practical moment.

(d) Employer shall require employees exposed to vehicular traffic hazards outside the protected area to comply with the provisions specified in Section 1599 of the Construction Safety Orders.

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


1. Amendment filed 3-30-82; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 82, No. 14).

2. Amendment filed 11-3-87; operative 12-3-87 (Register 87, No. 45).

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