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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 4. General Mobile Equipment and Auxiliaries
Article 24. Elevating Work Platforms and Aerial Devices

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§3638. Equipment Instructions and Marking.

(a) Each unit shall have a manual containing instructions for maintenance and operations. If a unit is able to be operated in different configurations, then these shall be clearly described, including the rated capacity in each configuration.

(1) The required manual(s) shall be maintained in a weather resistant storage location on the elevating work platform or aerial device.

(b)(1) Each aerial device or elevating work platform placed in service prior to December 23, 1999 shall have a conspicuously displayed legible plate or other legible marking verifying the aerial device or elevating work platform is designed and manufactured in accordance with the following applicable specifications:

ANSI A92.2-1969 or 1979 for Vehicle Mounted Elevating and Rotating Aerial Devices

ANSI A92.3-1980 for Manually Propelled Elevating Work Platforms,

ANSI A92.5-1980 for Boom Supported Elevating Work Platforms,

ANSI A92.6-1979 for Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms,

ANSI A92.7-1981 for Airline Ground Support Vehicle-Mounted Vertical Lift Devices,

ANSI/SIA A92.9-1993 for Mast-Climbing Work Platforms.

(2) Each aerial device or elevating work platform placed in service on or after December 23, 1999 shall have a conspicuously displayed legible plate or other legible marking verifying the aerial device or elevating work platform is designed and manufactured in accordance with the following applicable specifications:

ANSI/SIA A92.2-1990 for Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Aerial Devices,

ANSI/SIA A92.3-1990 for Manually Propelled Elevating Aerial Platforms,

ANSI/SIA A92.5-1992 for Boom-Supported Elevating Work Platforms,

ANSI/SIA A92.6-1990 for Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms,

ANSI/SIA A92.7-1990 for Airline Ground Support Vehicle-Mounted Vertical Lift Devices,

ANSI/SIA A92.9-1993 for Mast-Climbing Work Platforms.

(c) The above plates shall contain the following data, when applicable:

(1) Make, model and manufacturer's serial number.

(2) Rated capacity at the maximum platform height.

(3) Maximum platform travel height.

(4) Maximum recommended operating pressure of hydraulic or pneumatic system(s) or both.

(5) Basic cautions or restrictions of operation or both.

(6) Basic operating instructions, and/or instructions referring users to the manufacturer's operating manual.

(7) Rated line voltage (if applicable).

(8) Alternative configurations shall require in addition to the above:

(A) Chart, schematic, or scale showing capacities of all combinations in their operating positions.

(B) Caution or restrictions or both, of operation of all alternate or combinations of alternate configurations.

Exception to(c)(8): For mast-climbing work platform alternative configurations, the plate may refer the operator to the operating/instruction manual.

(d) Employees shall be instructed in the proper use of the platform in accordance with this Article, the manufacturer's operating instructions and Section 3203, Injury and Illness Prevention Program.

(e) All aerial devices and elevating work platforms shall be assembled and erected by a qualified person in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications and this Article and shall be maintained in safe operating condition.

(1) If the manufacturer is no longer in business and instructions are no longer available, assembly and erection shall be performed by a qualified person under the direction of a registered professional engineer experienced in the design of elevating work platforms or aerial devices.

(f) Work performed when using elevating work platforms or aerial devices in proximity to energized high voltage lines shall be in accordance with Article 37 of the High-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders. Note: See Title 8, Low Voltage Electrical Safety Orders for work below 600 volts.

(g) All electrical tests shall conform to the requirements of the applicable ANSI Standard or equivalent d.c. voltage test approved by the equipment manufacturer or equivalent entity.

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

HISTORY

1. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 12-19-78; effective thirtieth daythereafter (Register 79, No. 1).

2. Amendment filed 10-12-84; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 84, No. 41).

3. Change without regulatory effect of subsections (b) and (f) filed 8-30-89 pursuant to Section 100, Title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 89, No. 37).

4. Amendment of subsection (e) filed 4-29-96; operative 5-29-96 (Register 96, No. 18).

5. Redesignation and amendment of existing subsection (b) as subsection (b)(1) and new subsection (b)(2) filed 11-23-99; operative 12-23-99 (Register 99, No. 48).

6. Amendment of section heading and section, including incorporation by reference of ANSI/SIA A92.9-1993 standard, filed 2-27-2006; operative 3-29-2006 (Register 2006, No. 9).

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