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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 28. Miscellaneous Construction Tools and Equipment

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§1694. Sideboom Cranes.

(a) Sideboom cranes mounted on wheel or crawler tractors and manufactured prior to July 7, 2011 shall meet the requirements of SAE J 743 DEC80.
(b) Effective July 7, 2011, the provisions of General Industry Safety Orders, Group 13, apply except Section 4991.1 (Ground Conditions), Section 5017 (Safety Devices), Section 5018 (Operational Aids), and Section 5006.1 (Operator Qualification and Certification).
(c) Section 4928.1 (Free fall and controlled load lowering) applies, except Section 4928.1(a)(2)(A). Sideboom cranes in which the boom is designed to free fall (live boom) are permitted only if manufactured prior to July 7, 2011.
(d) Sideboom cranes mounted on wheel or crawler tractors shall meet all of the following requirements of ASME B30.14-2004 (incorporated by reference):
(1) Section 14-1.1 ("Load Ratings").
(2) Section 14-1.3 ("Side Boom Tractor Travel").
(3) Section 14-1.5 ("Ropes and Reeving Accessories").
(4) Section 14-1.7.1 ("Booms").
(5) Section 14-1.7.2 ("General Requirements - Exhaust Gases").
(6) Section 14-1.7.3 ("General requirements -- Stabilizers (Wheel-Type Side Boom Tractors)").
(7) Section 14-1.7.4 ("General Requirements -- Welded Construction").
(8) Section 14-1.7.6 ("General Requirements -- Clutch and Brake Protection").
(9) Section 14-2.2.2 ("Testing -- Rated Load Test"), except that it applies only to equipment that has been altered or modified.
(10) In section 14-3.1.2 ("Operator Qualifications"), paragraph (a), except the phrase "When required by law."
(11) In section 14-3.1.3 ("Operating Practices"), paragraphs (e), (f)(1)-(f)(4), (f)(6), (f)(7), (h), and (i).
(12) In section 14-3.2.3 ("Moving the Load"), paragraphs (j), (l), and (m).


Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. New section filed 2-19-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 8).
2. Amendment filed 1-13-87; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 87, No. 4).
3. Editorial correction of printing error (Register 89, No. 19).
4. Amendment filed 7-7-2011; operative 7-7-2011. Exempt from OAL review pursuant to Labor Code section 142.3(a)(3) (Register 2011, No. 27).
5. Amendment of subsections (b) and (c) filed 7-26-2022; operative 7-26-2022 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2022, No. 30). Filing deadline specified in Government Code section 11349.3(a) extended 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-40-20 and an additional 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-71-20.

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