Article 2. Scaffolding of California Labor Code >> Division 5. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 2.
As used in this article, "scaffolding" includes scaffolding
If the working platform of any scaffolding swung or suspended
from an overhead support is more than 10 feet above the ground,
floor or area to which an employee on the scaffolding might fall, it
shall have a safety rail of wood or other equally rigid material of
adequate strength. The rail shall comply with the applicable orders
of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health.
Suspended scaffolding shall be fastened so as to prevent the
scaffolding from swaying from the building, or structure, or other
object being worked on from the scaffolding. All parts of the
scaffolding shall be of sufficient strength to support, bear, or
withstand with safety any weight of persons, tools, appliances, or
materials which might reasonably be placed on it or which are to be
supported by it.
In addition to the duties imposed by any law regulating or
relating to scaffolding, an employer who uses or permits the use of
scaffolding described in Section 7151 in connection with
construction, alteration, repairing, painting, cleaning or doing of
any work upon any building or structure, shall:
(a) Furnish safety lines to tie all hooks and hangers back on the
roof of such building or structure.
(b) Provide safety lines hanging from the roof, securely tied
thereto, for all swinging scaffolds which rely upon stirrups of the
single point suspension type to support the working platform. One
such line shall be provided for each workman with a minimum of one
line between each pair of hangers or falls.
The standards board may adopt occupational safety and health
standards different from the requirements of this section or grant
variances from these requirements if the standards or variances
provide equivalent or superior safety for employees.
Platforms or floors of such scaffolding shall be not less
than 14 inches in width and shall be free from knots or fractures
impairing their strength.
The use of lean-to scaffolds, sometimes known as jack
scaffolds, as support for scaffolds is hereby prohibited.
Violation of any provision of section 7151 to 7154 inclusive
is a misdemeanor.
Any person employing or directing another to do or perform
any labor in the construction, alteration, repairing, painting, or
cleaning of any house, building, or structure within this state is
guilty of a misdemeanor who does any of the following:
(a) Knowingly or negligently furnishes or erects, or causes to be
furnished or erected for the performance of that labor, unsafe or
improper scaffolding, slings, hammers, blocks, pulleys, stays,
braces, ladders, irons, ropes, or other mechanical contrivances.
(b) Hinders or obstructs any officer or inspector of the Division
of Occupational Safety and Health attempting to inspect such
equipment under the provisions of this article or any law or safety
order of this state.
(c) Destroys or defaces, or removes any notice posted thereon by
any division officer or inspector, or permits the use thereof, after
the equipment has been declared unsafe by the officer or inspector.
The division may make and enforce safety orders in the manner
prescribed by law, to supplement and carry into effect the purposes
and provisions of this article.
The division shall enforce the provisions of this article.