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Subchapter 20. Tunnel Safety Orders
Article 17. Transportation and Haulage
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§8475. Limited Visibility Precautions.

(a) While a mucker, jumbo or other equipment which seriously interferes with the motorman's vision is being pushed into the tunnel a person with a whistle or other signaling device shall be stationed in a safe position on the equipment to watch for workers in danger of being struck or other hazards.

(b) When workers are exposed to the hazard of being struck by a train or a collision hazard exists due to limited visibility as when pushing a train, a brakeman and/or signal person(s) shall be used to observe the movement of the train. Where a brakeman is used, he/she shall be located at a safe location near the end of the train with a means of communicating with the operator. Where signal person(s) are used, such person(s) shall be placed strategically in a safe location with means to communicate with the train operator.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 142.3 and 7997, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 142.3 and 7997, Labor Code.


1. Amendment of subsection (a), repealer of subsection (b) and new subsection (b) and Note filed 3-5-96; operative 4-4-96 (Register 96, No. 10).

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