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Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (OSHSB)

December 17, 2009

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

December 17, 2009
State Resources Building
1416 9th Street, Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814
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)

      Any individual or group planning to make a presentation during the Public Meeting is requested to contact Chris Witte, Executive Secretary, or Marley Hart, Executive Officer, at (916) 274-5721 in advance of the meeting so that any logistical concerns can be addressed.

    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
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 22
        General Industry Safety Orders
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 4
        Sections 3276, 3277, 3278, 3279, and 3280;
        Article 5, Section 3287; and Article 11, Section 3413
        Portable Ladders

      2. Title 8:

        General Industry Safety Orders
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 20
        Section 3563 and Article 25, Section 3651
        Rollover Protective Structures for Ride-On Power Lawn Mowers

    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. Title 8:

        Construction Safety Orders
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 7
        Section 1549
        Piling Material
        (Heard at the September 17, 2009, Public Hearing)

      2. Title 8:

        General Industry Safety Orders
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 107
        Section 5155
        Airborne Contaminants
        (Heard at the March 19, 2009, Public Hearing)

    2. Proposed Petition Decision for Adoption

      1. Garth Patterson
        Heat Relief Solutions
        Petition File No. 509

        Petitioner requests that the Board amend the General Industry Safety Orders, Section 3395, with regard to heat illness prevention in outdoor places of employment.

    3. Proposed Variance Decisions for Adoption

      1. Consent Calendar

    4. Other

      1. Board discussion/inquiry regarding the status of the Petition 507 related rulemaking and Board action, if and as deemed appropriate by the Board, directing Board staff to undertake actions regarding that rulemaking (continued from November 19, 2009, Business Meeting)

      2. Executive Officer's Report

        1. Update on Title 8 indexing

        2. Calendar of Activities

      3. Future Agenda Items

        Next meeting:

        January 21, 2010
        County Adminstration Center
        1600 Pacific Highway, Room 358
        San Diego, California 92101
        10:00 a.m.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION NOTICE: Disability accommodation is available upon request. Any person with a disability requiring an accommodation, auxiliary aid or service, or a modification of policies or procedures to ensure effective communication and access to the public hearings/meetings of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board should contact the Disability Accommodation Coordinator at (916) 274-5721 or the state-wide Disability Accommodation Coordinator at 1-866-326-1616 (toll free). The state-wide Coordinator can also be reached through the California Relay Service, by dialing 711 or 1-800-735-2929 (TTY) or 1-800-855-3000 (TTY-Spanish). Accommodations can include modifications of policies or procedures or provision of auxiliary aids or services.

Accommodations include, but are not limited to, an Assistive Listening System (ALS), a Computer-Aided Transcription System or Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), a sign-language interpreter, documents in Braille, large print or on computer disk, and audio cassette recording. Accommodation requests should be made as soon as possible. Requests for an ALS or CART should be made no later than five (5) days before the hearing.