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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 16. Control of Hazardous Substances
Article 111. Fumigation
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§5221. Fumigation: General.

(a) Wherever a poisonous gas or a substance giving rise to a poisonous gas is used for fumigation, at least two people shall be present at all times, and each person shall be provided with respiratory equipment approved as protection against the gas being used.

(b) All persons working with fumigants or near fumigation operations shall be instructed in the hazards of the substances employed.

(c) Where poisonous gas or substance giving rise to poisonous gas is used for fumigation, the division may require an employer to provide an approved antidote or first-aid treatment where lack of such facilities might constitute a hazard.


1. Renumbering of Section 5215 to Section 5221 filed 5-3-78 as procedural and organizational; effective upon filing (Register 78, No. 18).

2. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (a) filed 12-19-2002 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2002, No. 51).

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