DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
|REQUEST FOR NEW, OR CHANGE IN EXISTING, SAFETY ORDER||
AUTHORITY: California Labor Code Section 142.2.
POLICY: It is the policy of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to solicit recommendations for new Title 8 Safety Orders, or for changes in existing Title 8 Safety Orders, from Division employees for submission to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board after review and evaluation by the Research and Standards Health and Safety Units.
NOTE: When a District Manager submits a Cal/OSHA 9, a copy shall be sent to their Regional Manager and the Deputy Chief for Cal/OSHA Enforcement.
B. REVIEW AND EVALUATION
C. DETERMINATION PRIORITY
The Deputy Chief will utilize the following priority system in making a determination whether the addition or change to the Title 8 Safety Orders referenced in the Cal/OSHA 9 should be submitted to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board:
D. OFFICE PROCEDURES
The submitting DOSH engineer or industrial hygienist shall complete the Cal/OSHA 9 and submit the Cal/OSHA 9 to the District Manager for review, approval and signature.
E. FORM DISTRIBUTION
NOTE: If the Cal/OSHA 9 accompanies a Special Order, then the Cal/OSHA 9 shall be sent to the Chief, with a copy to the Deputy Chief for Health and Engineering Services.
F. FORM COMPLETION
Enter the date the Cal/OSHA 9 was submitted to the Deputy Chief for Health and Engineering Services, or was sent along with a Special Order to the Chief.
Print the name of the individual submitting the Cal/OSHA 9.
Enter the Region and District or Unit.
Enter the type of industry, e.g., construction, manufacturing, agriculture, etc.
Describe the exact change requested.
Continue to Complete Part 1 or Part 2
PART 1 -- New Safety Order
Describe the nature of the hazard, including the process, condition, machinery, equipment or product involved.
Enter recommended Safety Order language which will eliminate the hazard. Use your knowledge of any guidelines, standards or codes of work practices.
PART 2 -- Change in Existing Safety Order
Enter the reason which prompts you to recommend a change in an existing Title 8 Safety Order, e.g., employer appeal granted, advice of Legal Unit, Safety Order needs clarification, or other reason.
Enter the section and subsection reference to the existing Title 8 Safety Order.
Enter the exact change(s) you wish to make in the text of the existing Title 8 Safety Order.
BOTH PARTS 1 and 2
Attachments: Cal/OSHA 9
Cal/OSHA 9 Response Memorandum