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Start:Jul 04, 2020

Duration:5 Minute(s)

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will increase the ability to apply Cal/OSHA safety standards for the construction industry.

Description: This Navitent will increase the successfulness of applying OSHA's safety standards. This information was taken from Cal/OSHA Pocket Guide f ... Read More

Summary: Safety Made Simple

Step 1

The next Steps cover Cal/OSHA safety regulations for Flaggers. Where appropriate, we have referenced the code from Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.

The topics we will cover in this Navitent are:

-When is a Flagger Required?
-Placement of Flaggers
-Traffic Controls and Warning Signs
-Placement of Warning Signs
-Color of Warning Garments
-Safety Apparel
-Manufacturing of Warning Garments
-Darkness Requirements
-Training

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Step 2

When is a Flagger Required?

Flaggers must be used at locations on a construction site as soon as barricades and warning signs cannot effectively control moving traffic.

Steps 3 through 10 below detail the responsibilities of the employer as it relates to Flaggers.

Step 3

Placement of Flaggers

Flaggers must be placed in locations so as to give effective warning. 1599(b)

Step 4

Traffic Controls and Warning Signs

Worksite traffic controls and placement of warning signs must now conform to the requirements of the “California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, January 13, 2012” (the Manual), published by CalTrans. 1598(a), 1599(c)

Step 5

Placement of Warning Signs

Warning signs must be placed according to the “The Manual.” 1599(c)

Step 6

Color of Warning Garments

Flaggers must wear orange or strong yellow-green warning garments, such as vests, jackets, shirts, or rainwear. 1599(d)

Step 7

Safety Apparel

The employer shall select the proper type (class) of high visibility safety apparel for a given occupational activity by consulting “The Manual,” apparel manufacturer, American National Standards Institute/International Safety Equipment Association (ANSI/ISEA) 107-2004, Appendix B or the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA). 1599(f)

Step 8

Manufacturing of Warning Garments

Flaggers shall wear warning garments manufactured in accordance with the requirements of ANSI)/ISEA 107-2004, High Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear. 1599(d)

Step 9

Darkness Requirements

During the hours of darkness:

-The flagger shall be clearly visible to approaching traffic and be outfitted with reflectorized garments manufactured in accordance with the requirements of the ANSI/ISEA 107-2004, High Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear

-The retroreflective material shall be visible at a minimum distance of 1,000 feet

-During snow or fog conditions, only colored vests, jackets and/or shirts with retroreflective material that meets the ANSI/ISEA and the minimum distance requirements shall be worn

Step 10

Training

-Flaggers must be trained. 1599(g)

-Training must be documented in accordance with the Injury and Illness Prevention Program requirements. 1599(g)

Step 11

How much did this Navitent help you to understand the Cal/OSHA safety regulations for Flaggers, including:

-When is a Flagger Required?
-Placement of Flaggers
-Traffic Controls and Warning Signs
-Placement of Warning Signs
-Color of Warning Garments
-Safety Apparel
-Manufacturing of Warning Garments
-Darkness Requirements
-Training

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