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

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§ 1954. Permitting Process.

(a) Before entry is authorized, each entry employer shall document the completion of measures required by Section 1953(a)(3) by preparing an entry permit.
(b) Before entry begins, the entry supervisor identified on the permit shall sign the entry permit to authorize entry.
(c) The completed permit shall be made available at the time of entry to all authorized entrants or their authorized representatives, by posting it at the entry portal or by any other equally effective means, so that the entrants can confirm that pre-entry preparations have been completed.
(d) The duration of the permit may not exceed the time required to complete the assigned task or job identified on the permit in accordance with Section 1955(a)(2).
(e) The entry supervisor shall terminate entry and take the following action when any of the following apply:
(1) Cancel the entry permit when the entry operations covered by the entry permit have been completed; or
(2) Suspend or cancel the entry permit and fully reassess the space before allowing reentry when a condition that is not allowed under the entry permit arises in or near the permit space and that condition is temporary in nature and does not change the configuration of the space or create any new hazards within it; and
(3) Cancel the entry permit when a condition that is not allowed under the entry permit arises in or near the permit space and that condition is not covered by Section 1954(e)(2).
(f) The entry employer shall retain each canceled entry permit for at least 1 year to facilitate the review of the permit-required confined space program required by Section 1953(a)(14). Any problems encountered during an entry operation shall be noted on the pertinent permit so that appropriate revisions to the permit space program can be made.
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. New 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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