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Subchapter 21. Telecommunication Safety Orders
Article 1. Telecommunications
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§8605. Tools and Personal Protective Equipment.

(a) Personal protective equipment, protective devices and special tools needed for the work of employees shall be provided and the employer shall require that they are used by employees. Before each day's use the employer shall ensure that these personal protective devices, tools, and equipment are carefully inspected by a qualified person to ascertain that they are in good condition.

(b) Defective tool and equipment shall be removed from service.

(c) Telecommunication linemen's body belts, safety straps and lanyards shall meet the requirements contained in Section 2940.6(c) of the High Voltage Electrical 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. New subsection (c) filed 6-2-87; operative 7-2-87 (Register 87, No. 24).

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