(a) It is recognized that some positions at times involved intrinsically hazardous working conditions, justifying “hazard pay”. “Hazard pay” is pay additional to the normal hourly pay for the position, payable to employees while actually engaged in the hazardous activities. Upon the recommendation of a department head, the director may grant hazard pay differentials to employees who are temporarily exposed to unusually hazardous working conditions and where the following conditions are met:

(1) The exposure of unusually hazardous working conditions is temporary;

(2) The degree of hazard is severe, or most severe.

(b) Hazard pay has been authorized as follows:

(1) Divers diving in depths not exceeding 39 feet, $2 per hour of diving time;

(2) Divers diving in depths of more than 39 feet but not exceeding 59 feet, $3 per hour of diving time;

(3) Divers diving at depths of more than 59 feet, $5 per hour of diving time;

(4) Utility linemen working on utility poles 45 feet high or higher, $0.50 per hour of time on such poles;

(5) Utility linemen working “hot” lines, regardless of height, $0.75 per hour of time on “hot” lines;

(6) Utility linemen are entitled to receive pay for both high-pole and “hot”-line work for each hour of work under such conditions;

(7) All personnel assigned to duty at sea outside the harbor entrance, $0.15 per hour of time of duty at sea outside the harbor entrance;

(8) Employees required to work in underground sewers, clean water storage tanks, reservoirs, climb or scale heights in excess of 20 feet, install or repair mains. valves, etc. while wet from water other than natural causes, $0.50 per hour of time engaged in such activities;

(9) In computing hours spent at work calling for “hazard pay”, fractional hours shall accrue in quarter-hour segments.

History: Rule 10-81, eff 29 Jul 81, § 4.11: and Rule 13-84, eff 19 Dec 84.