February 21 , 2008 agenda

Mission Statement

The mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board is to promote, adopt, and maintain reasonable and enforceable standards that will ensure a safe and healthful workplace for California workers.

Public meeting/public hearing/business meeting of the
Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board

If you have questions regarding any of the following agenda items, please contact
Chris Witte at (916) 274-5721

February 21 , 2008
Harris State Building
1515 Clay Street, Auditorium
Oakland, California 94612-1499
10:00 a.m.

  1. Call to order and introductions

  2. Public meeting (open for public comment)

    1. This portion of the public meeting is open to any interested person to propose new or revised standards to the Board or to make any comment concerning occupational safety and health (Labor Code Section 142.2).

      This portion of the meeting is also open to any person who wishes to address the Board on any item on today's Business Meeting Agenda (Government Code Section 11125.7)

    2. Adjournment of the public meeting

  3. Public hearing (open for public comment)

    1. Explanation of procedures

    2. Proposed Safety Standards (Revisions, Additions, Deletions)

      1. Title 8:

        Construction Safety Orders
        Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 3
        Section 1524
        Drinking Water in Construction

      2. Title 8:

        General Industry Safety Orders
        Chapter 4, Subchapter 7
        Article 91, Section 4885
        Article 93, Section 4924
        Article 98, Section 5004(e)(3)
        Mobile Crane Load Safety Devices

    3. Adjournment of the Public Hearing

  4. Business meeting

    The purpose of the business meeting is for the board to conduct its monthly business.

    1. Proposed Safety Orders for Adoption

      1. Elevator Safety Orders
        Chapter 4, Subchapter 6
        Sections 3000, 3001, 3009, 3094.2, 3120.6, and 3137
        New Sections 3140, 3141, 3141.1 through 3141.13, 3142, 3142.1, 3142.2, 3143, 3144, 3145, and 3146
        Revisions to the Elevator Safety Orders
        (Heard at the April 19, 2007, Public Hearing)

    2. Proposed Petition Decision for Adoption

      1. Petition File No. 499
        Dale H. Curtis

        Petitioner asks the Board to amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Section 4884 of the General Industry Safety Orders regarding cranes and .

    3. Proposed Variance Decisions for Adoption

      1. Consent Calendar

    4. Other
      1. PEL Advisory Committee Update
        Division of Occupational Safety and Health

      2. Legislative Update

      3. Termination of Rulemaking
        Process Safety Management--Definition of Retail Facility

      4. Executive Officer's Report

        1. Calendar of Activities

        2. Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders--update

      5. Future Agenda Items:

        Next meeting:

        March 20 , 2008
        Glendale City Hall
        613 E. Broadway, 2nd Floor Council Chambers
        Glendale, California 91026-4308
        10:00 a.m.

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