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Chapter 3.3. Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board

Article 4. Hearing

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383. Failure to Appear.

(a) If after service of a notice of hearing, notice of consolidated hearing, or continuance, a party fails to appear at a hearing either in person or by representative, the Appeals Board may take the proceeding off calendar; may, after notice, dismiss the proceeding; or may receive evidence from any party that appears.

(b) Any proceeding may be reinstated by the Appeals Board if the non-appearing party files a written motion, no later than ten (10) days after receipt of notification of intent to dismiss, that contains sufficient facts to establish a reasonable basis for the failure to appear at the hearing. A party opposing the reinstatement of any proceeding may file a response no later than ten (10) days from service of the reinstatement request. The motion and response shall be accompanied by a declaration containing a statement that any facts therein are based upon the personal knowledge of the delcarant. Service shall be in a manner as prescribed in Section 355(c) and proof of such service meeting the requirements of Section 355(e) shall be filed with the Appeals Board.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 148.7, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 148.7, 149.5 and 6611, Labor Code.


1. Amendment filed 10-30-92; operative 11-30-92 (Register 92, No. 44).

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