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Labor Code - LAB

DIVISION 5. SAFETY IN EMPLOYMENT [6300 - 9104]

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

PART 6. TANKS AND BOILERS [7620 - 7771]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 1142. )

CHAPTER 2. Administration [7650 - 7655]
  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 1142. )

7650.
  

Inspections required by this part shall be made either by qualified safety engineers employed by the division or by certified inspectors; provided, however, that shop inspections shall be made by the division, acting through its qualified safety engineers when request therefor is made by any manufacturer of tanks or boilers.

(a) As used in this chapter a “certified inspector” is one who is qualified to make inspections or examinations of boilers or tanks according to the rules under which the vessel is constructed, who has an unrevoked certificate of competency issued pursuant to this part, and who is employed by any one of the following:

(1) A county.

(2) A city.

(3) An insurer.

(4) An employer, for the purpose of inspecting only tanks and boilers under his jurisdiction.

(b) As used in this chapter a “qualified safety engineer” is one who is qualified to make inspections or examinations of boilers or tanks according to the rules under which the vessel is constructed. Such qualification is to be determined by a written examination prescribed by the division.

(Amended by Stats. 1949, Ch. 1530.)

7651.
  

A certificate of competency may be obtained by application made to the division.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 1142.)

7652.
  

The division may determine by examination the competency of an applicant for a certificate of competency.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 1142.)

7652.5.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, a certified inspector employed by an insurer or by an employer for the purpose of inspecting only tanks and boilers under his jurisdiction need not be a citizen or an elector.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1347.)

7653.
  

Upon good cause being shown therefor, the division may revoke a certificate of competency.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 1142.)

7654.
  

Where serious conditions are found by certified inspectors that would jeopardize the life, limb, or safety of employees, the reports of inspection shall be made forthwith to the division by telegraph or telephone within twenty-four hours.

Within twenty-one days after each routine inspection, every certified inspector shall forward a report of his inspection, on prescribed forms, to the division. His certificate of competency may be suspended or revoked by the division for failure to comply with this section.

(Amended by Stats. 1949, Ch. 1530.)

7655.
  

The division shall prepare and adopt regulations in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act provided for in Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, designed to promote safety with respect to the installation and operation of vendor facilities for the storage and pumping of compressed or liquefied natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas into vehicles.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 142, Sec. 119.)

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