#263 Traffic Control

  1. 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”, 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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, §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)
  4. Flaggers are required when the controls cited above are inadequate §1599(a) – NOTE: The use of one flagger under specified circumstances is also permitted
  5. 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)