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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 30. Roofing Operations and Equipment
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§1723. Application.

(a) The Orders contained in this Article are intended to apply to employees engaged in the removal or application of:

(1) Single-unit (Monolithic) roof coverings which include built-up roofing of asphalt or coal-tar pitch or like materials, and flat-seam metal roofings or like materials, and

(2) Multiple-unit roof coverings which include asphalt shingles, asbestos-cement shingles, standing-seam metal panels, shingle metal roofing, wood shakes and shingles, clay tile, concrete tile, slate or like materials.

(b) Applicable parts of this Article shall apply wherever kettles, tankers or pots with capacities in excess of 5 gallons are used in providing hot asphalt, pitch or like materials for construction or maintenance operations.

(c) When the work is of short duration and limited exposure, such as minor patching, measuring, roof inspection, etc., and the hazards involved in rigging and installing the safety devices required by this Article equals or exceeds the hazards involved in the actual construction, these provisions may be temporarily suspended provided that adequate risk control is recognized and maintained.

NOTE: See Appendix for additional information on roofing safety.

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


1. Repealer of Article 30 (Sections 1725-1730) and new Article 30 (Sections 1723-1730) filed 6-6-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 23). For prior history, see Registers.

2. Amendment of subsections (a)(1) and (a)(2) filed 7-3-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 27).

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