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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 2. Safe Practices and Personal Protection
Article 7. Miscellaneous Safe Practices
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§3308. Hot Pipes and Hot Surfaces.

Pipes or other exposed surfaces having an external surface temperature of 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) or higher and located within 7 feet measured vertically from floor or working level or within 15 inches measured horizontally from stairways, ramps or fixed ladders shall be covered with a thermal insulating material or otherwise guarded against contact. This order does not apply to operations where the nature of the work or the size of the parts makes guarding or insulating impracticable.

NOTE: Regarding liquids, see Section 3302.

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


1. Amendment filed 12-19-78; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 1).

2. Amendment of section and Note filed 5-5-2010; operative 6-4-2010 (Register 2010, No. 19).

3. Amendment filed 8-10-2011; operative 9-9-2011 (Register 2011, No. 32).

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