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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 19. MISCELLANEOUS [32001 - 32454]

  ( Part 19 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 1. School Safety—Public and Private Institutions [32001 - 32081]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 3. School Eye Safety [32030 - 32034]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

32030.
  

It shall be the duty of the governing board of every school district, and of every county superintendent of schools, and of every person, firm, or organization maintaining any private school, in this state, to equip schools with eye protective devices as defined in Section 32032, for the use of all students, teachers, and visitors when participating in the courses which are included in Section 32031. It shall be the duty of the superintendents, principals, teachers or instructors charged with the supervision of any class in which any such course is conducted, to require such eye protective devices to be worn by students, teachers, or instructors and visitors under the circumstances prescribed in Section 32031.

(Amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 470, Sec. 29.)

32031.
  

The eye protective devices shall be worn in courses including, but not limited to, vocational or industrial arts shops or laboratories, and chemistry, physics or combined chemistry-physics laboratories, at any time at which the individual is engaged in, or observing, an activity or the use of hazardous substances likely to cause injury to the eyes.

Hazardous substances likely to cause physical injury to the eyes include materials which are flammable, toxic, corrosive to living tissues, irritating, strongly sensitizing, radioactive, or which generate pressure through heat, decomposition or other means as defined in the California Hazardous Substances Labeling Act.

Activity or the use of hazardous substances likely to cause injury to the eyes includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:

1. Working with hot molten metal.

2. Milling, sawing, turning, shaping, cutting, grinding and stamping of any solid materials.

3. Heat treating, tempering, or kiln firing of any metal or other materials.

4. Gas or electric arc welding.

5. Repairing or servicing of any vehicles, or other machinery or equipment.

6. Working with hot liquids or solids or with chemicals which are flammable, toxic, corrosive to living tissues, irritating, strongly sensitizing, radioactive, or which generate pressure through heat, decomposition, or other means.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

32032.
  

For purposes of this article the eye protective devices utilized shall be industrial quality eye protective devices which meet the standards of the American National Standards Institute for “Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection” (Z87.1-1968), and subsequent standards that are adopted by the American National Standards Institute for “Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection.”

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

32033.
  

The eye protective devices may be sold to the pupils and teachers or instructors at a price that shall not exceed the actual cost of the eye protective devices to the school or governing board.

This section shall become operative January 1, 1992.

(Amended (as enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010) by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1118, Sec. 2. Section operative January 1, 1992, by its own provisions.)

32034.
  

The term eye protective devices as used in Sections 32030 to 32033, inclusive, shall not include prescription lenses as defined in Chapter 5.4 (commencing with Section 2540), Division 2, Business and Professions Code. Prescription lenses which meet the standards set forth in Section 32032 may be used by persons doing the work described in Item 6 of Section 32031 in a classroom under the supervision of appropriate personnel.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

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