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Labor Code - LAB

DIVISION 5. SAFETY IN EMPLOYMENT [6300 - 9104]

  ( Division 5 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

PART 3. SAFETY ON BUILDINGS [7100 - 7384]

  ( Part 3 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

CHAPTER 1. Buildings Under Construction or Repair [7100 - 7267]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

ARTICLE 4. Structural Steel Framed Buildings [7250 - 7267]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498. )

7250.
  

As used in this article “building” means any multifloor structural steel framed building more than two stories high in the course of construction.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498.)

7251.
  

As defined above, these provisions shall apply to buildings erected in tiers or stories and shall not apply to steel framed buildings having large open spans or areas such as, mill buildings, gymnasiums, auditoriums, hangars, arenas, or stadiums.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498.)

7252.
  

The derrick or working floor of every building shall be solidly decked over its entire surface except for access openings.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498.)

7253.
  

There shall be a tight and substantial temporary floor within two floors below and directly under that portion of each tier of beams on which erection, riveting, bolting, welding or painting is being done. For operations of short duration of exposure to falling, safety belts shall be required as set forth in Section 7265.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498.)

7254.
  

Temporary floors shall be wood planking of proper thickness, grade and span to carry the working load, but shall not be less than two inches thick, full size undressed.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498.)

7255.
  

Provision shall be made to secure temporary flooring against displacement by strong winds or other forces.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498.)

7256.
  

Planks shall extend a minimum of 12 inches beyond centerline of their supports at each end.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498.)

7257.
  

Wire mesh or plywood (exterior grade) shall be used to cover openings adjacent to columns where planks do not fit tightly.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498.)

7258.
  

Metal decking where used in lieu of wood planking shall be of equivalent strength and shall be laid tightly and secured to prevent movement.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498.)

7259.
  

Floor planks that are temporarily removed for any reason whatsoever shall be replaced as soon as work requiring their removal is completed or the open area shall be properly guarded.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498.)

7260.
  

Prior to removal of temporary floor plank, employees shall be instructed by assigned supervision the steps to be taken to perform the work safely and in proper sequence.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498.)

7261.
  

When gathering and stacking temporary floor plank on a lower floor, in preparation for transferring such plank for use on an upper working floor, the steel erector’s personnel shall remove such plank successively, working toward the last panel of such floor, so that the work is always being done from the planked floor.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498.)

7262.
  

When gathering and stacking temporary floor planks from the last panel, the steel erector’s personnel assigned to such work shall be protected by safety belts with life lines attached to a catenary line or other substantial anchorage.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498.)

7263.
  

The sequence of erection, bolting, temporary guying, riveting and welding shall be such as to maintain the stability of the structural frame at all times during construction. This applies to the dead weight of the structure, plus weight and working reactions of all construction equipment placed thereon plus any external forces that may be applied.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498.)

7264.
  

Where a building is being constructed in sections, each section constitutes a building as defined in Section 7250.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498.)

7265.
  

Safety belts and nets shall be required in accordance with Article 24 (commencing with Section 1669) of subchapter 4 of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Title 8 of the California Administrative Code, Construction Safety Orders of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 676.)

7266.
  

No person shall proceed with any work assigned to or undertaken by him, or require or permit any other person to proceed with work assigned to or undertaken by either, unless the planking or nets required by this article are in place. Violation of this section is a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1498.)

7267.
  

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health shall enforce this article.

(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 676.)

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