Chapter 1. Jurisdiction of California Labor Code >> Division 5. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 1.
The division has jurisdiction over:
(a) The safety and health of railroad employees employed in
offices and in shops devoted to the construction, maintenance or
repair of railroad equipment, and all other railroad employees with
respect to occupational health, including, but not limited to, air
contaminants, noise, sanitation and availability of drinking water.
(b) The occupational safety and health of employees of rail rapid
transit systems, electric interurban railroads, or street railroads.
(c) The safety of employees of all other public utilities as
defined in the Public Utilities Act.
The jurisdiction vested in the division shall in no instance,
except those affecting exclusively the safety of employees, impair,
diminish, or in any way affect the jurisdiction of the Public
Utilities Commission over the construction, reconstruction,
replacement, maintenance, or operation of the properties of public
utilities or over any matter affecting the relationship between
public utilities and their customers or the general public.
If the division makes or issues any order, decision, ruling
or direction under this chapter which, in the judgment of the Public
Utilities Commission, unduly and prejudicially interferes with the
construction or operation of any public utility affected thereby, or
with the public, or with a consumer or other patron of a public
utility affected thereby, the Public Utilities Commission, of its own
motion, or upon application of any utility or person so affected,
may suspend, modify, alter, or annul such order, decision, ruling, or
direction of the commission. The action of the Public Utilities
Commission shall supersede and control the order, decision, ruling,
or direction of the division previously made.