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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 30. Roofing Operations and Equipment
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§1725. Handling of Buckets, Kettles and Tankers.

(a) Buckets containing hot asphalt or pitch shall not be carried on ladders.

(b) Not more than one bucket of hot asphalt or pitch shall be carried at one time by a worker on a roof having a slope ratio of 6 vertical in 12 horizontal (6:12) or steeper.

(c) Buckets used in carrying service shall be filled so that the liquid surface is not closer than 4 inches from the top. No other open container transporting hot asphalt or pitch shall be filled beyond 75 percent of capacity.

(d) An attendant shall be within 100 feet of a kettle or tanker at all times while the burner flame is on, with no ladders or similar obstacles forming a part of the route to be taken to reach the kettle or tanker. However, if the kettle or tanker is controlled by an operating thermostat, the above distance and route limitations do not apply, provided that arrangements are made for needed service.

(e) A clear path, free of debris, shall be maintained between the kettle and the hoist or hand line.

(f) When moving the kettle on any public street or roadway, it shall be drained at least 5 inches below the splash rail.

(g) When in use, the LPG fuel container shall be installed in accordance with the provisions of Article 32, Oxygen, Acetylene and Fuel Gas.

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


1. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 7-3-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 27).

2. Amendment of subsections (c) and (g) filed 12-15-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 51).

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