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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 27. Powder-Actuated Tools
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§1684. Tool Design Requirements.

(a) Only powder-actuated tools shall be used that:

(1) are approved for their intended use as defined in Section 1505 of these orders, or

(2) have California approval numbers.

EXCEPTION: This article does not apply to devices designed for attaching objects to soft construction materials such as wood, plaster, tar, dry wallboard, or to stud welding equipment.

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


1. Repealer of Article 27 (Sections 1684-1692) and new Article 27 (Sections 1684-1692) filed 7-27-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 31). For prior history, see Register 75, No. 2.

2. Repealer and new section filed 10-16-84; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 84, No. 42).

3. Amendment filed 4-22-98; operative 5-22-98 (Register 98, No. 17).

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