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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 37. Confined Spaces in Construction (Refs & Annos)

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§ 1950. Scope.

(a) This standard sets forth requirements for practices and procedures to protect employees engaged in construction activities at a worksite with one or more confined spaces, subject to the exceptions in subsection (b) of this section.
NOTE to Section 1950(a): Examples of locations where confined spaces may occur include, but are not limited to, the following: Bins; boilers; pits (such as elevator, escalator, pump, valve or other equipment); manholes (such as sewer, storm drain, electrical, communication, or other utility); tanks (such as fuel, chemical, water, or other liquid, solid or gas); incinerators; scrubbers; concrete pier columns; sewers; transformer vaults; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) ducts; storm drains; water mains; precast concrete and other pre-formed manhole units; drilled shafts; enclosed beams; vessels; digesters; lift stations; cesspools; silos; air receivers; sludge gates; air preheaters; step up transformers; turbines; chillers; bag houses; and/or mixers/reactors.
(b) EXCEPTIONS: This standard does not apply to:
(1) Construction work regulated by Construction Safety Orders, Article 6, Excavations.
(2) Construction work regulated by the Tunnel Safety Orders.
(3) Construction work regulated by General Industry Safety Orders, Group 26, Diving Operations.
(4) Construction work regulated by the General Industry Safety Orders, Article 154, Pressurized Worksite Operations.
(c) Where this standard applies and there is a provision that addresses a confined space hazard in another applicable Title 8 standard, the employer shall comply with both that requirement and the applicable provisions of this standard.
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. New article 37 (sections 1950-1962) and section filed 12-30-2015; operative 12-30-2015. Exempt from OAL review pursuant to Labor Code section 142.3(a)(3). Submitted to OAL for filing and printing only (Register 2016, No. 1).

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