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§ 1537. Welding, Cutting, and Heating of Coated Metals.

8 CA ADC § 1537Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 8. Industrial Relations
Division 1. Department of Industrial Relations
Chapter 4. Division of Industrial Safety
Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders (Refs & Annos)
Article 4. Dusts, Fumes, Mists, Vapors, and Gases
8 CCR § 1537
§ 1537. Welding, Cutting, and Heating of Coated Metals.
(a) Before welding, cutting, or heating is commenced on any surface covered by a preservative coating of unknown flammability, a test shall be made by a qualified person to determine its flammability.
(b) Precautions shall be taken to prevent ignition of highly flammable hardened preservative coatings. When coatings are determined to be highly flammable, they shall be stripped from the area to be heated to prevent ignition.
(c) All surfaces covered with toxic preservatives, including coatings which generate toxic substances upon heating, shall be stripped for a distance of at least four inches from the area of heat application, or employees shall be required to use supplied-air respirators in accordance with Section 1531, or the provisions of Section 1536(b), (c) shall apply.


Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. New section filed 6-18-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 25).
2. Amendment of Note filed 12-13-84; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 84, No. 50).
This database is current through 4/12/24 Register 2024, No. 15.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 8, § 1537, 8 CA ADC § 1537
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