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Start:Jul 05, 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 Traffic Control. 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:

-Controls and Warning Signs
-Signs, Lights and Devices
-Safety Apparel
-Employers' Selection of Apparel

After each of the next Steps, select the 'successful' response to indicate that you have read and understand the Step.

Select 'successful' now and proceed.

Step 2

Controls and Warning Signs

Worksite traffic controls and placement of warning signs must conform to the requirements of the “California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, January 13, 2012” published by the State Department of Transportation.

Additional means of traffic control, such as continuous patrol, detours, barricades, or other techniques for the safety of employees may be employed. 1598(a)

Step 3

Signs, Lights and Devices

Specifications for the size and design of signs, lights, and devices used for traffic control shall be as described in the “Manual”, pursuant to the provisions of California Vehicle Code Section 21400, which is incorporated by this reference. 1598(b)

Step 4

Safety Apparel

Employees (on foot), such as grade-checkers, surveyors and others exposed to the hazard of vehicular traffic, shall wear high visibility safety apparel in accordance with the requirements of 1598, 1599, and 1590.

Note: the warning garments such as vests, jackets, or shirts shall be manufactured in accordance with the requirements of the ANSI/ISEA 107-2004, High Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear. 1598(c)

Step 5


Flaggers (see the isoBlog titled 'Flaggers' in the 'unscheduled' tab above') are required when the controls cited above are inadequate. 1599(a)

Note: the use of one flagger under specified circumstances is also permitted.

Step 6

Employers' Selection of 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, ANSI/ISEA 107-2004, Appendix B or the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA). 1599(f)

Step 7

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

-Controls and Warning Signs
-Signs, Lights and Devices
-Safety Apparel
-Employers' Selection of Apparel

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