January 15, 2009 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/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

January 15, 2009
County Administration Center
1600 Pacific Highway, Room 358
San Diego, California 92101
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. Diacetyl Presentation
      Julianne Broyles, California Advocates, Inc.

    3. Adjournment of the Public Meeting

  3. 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:

        General Industry Safety Orders
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 3
        Section 3248
        Mechanical Refrigeration
        (Heard at the July 17, 2008, Public Hearing)

      2. Title 8:

        General Industry Safety Orders
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 7
        Section 3336 and Article 25
        Sections 3650 and 3653
        Powered Industrial Trucks--Seatbelts and Signaler
        (Heard at the September 18, 2008, Public Hearing)

    2. Proposed Petition Decision for Adoption

      1. Nicolas Garcia
        Body Protection, LLC
        (Petition File No. 506)

        The Petitioner requests the Board to amend Title 8, Construction Safety Orders, to address personal protective equipment (PPE) provisions for the protection of employees that use pneumatic hammers (e.g., jackhammers, manually operated paving breakers, and similar pneumatic tools).

    3. Proposed Variance Decisions for Adoption

      1. Consent Calendar

    4. Other
      1. Legislative Update

      2. OSHSB Petition File No. 504, Roy Swift petitioner, ANSI/ISO/IEC accreditation option for Crane Operator Certification

      3. Termination of rulemaking regarding OSHSB Petition File No. 477, Mr. Russ Pepin Quakeproof, Inc.

      4. Executive Officer's Report

        1. 2008 Year in Review

        2. 2009 Rulemaking Projects (proposed)

        3. Calendar of Activities

      5. Future Agenda Items

        Next meeting:

        February 19 , 2009
        Harris State Building
        1515 Clay Street, Auditorium
        Oakland, California 94612
        10:00 a.m.

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