July 17 , 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

July 17 , 2008
Costa Mesa City Council Chambers
77 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, California 94626
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. Crane Certification Update
      Graham Brent, Executive Director
      National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators

    3. 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:

        General Industry Safety Orders
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 3
        Section 3248
        Mechanical Refrigeration

      2. Title 8:

        General Industry Safety Orders
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 98
        Section 4999
        Properly Rigged (Handling Loads)

    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:

        General Industry Safety Orders
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 109
        Section 5168
        Petroleum Safety Orders--Refining, Transportation, and Handling
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 15, Article 5
        Section 6775
        Static Electricity
        (Heard at the April 17, 2008, Public Hearing)

    2. Proposed Petition Decisions for Adoption

      1. Charles Brown, National Counsel, et al.
        Consumers for Dental Choice
        Petition File No. 501

      2. David Kennedy, DDS, et al.
        International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
        Petition File No. 502

        Petitioners request the Board to adopt a new vertical standard to protect dental workers from harmful exposures to mercury when working with mercury amalgam dental fillings, which are approximately 50% mercury.

    3. Proposed Variance Decisions for Adoption

      1. Consent Calendar

    4. Other
      1. Legislative Update

      2. Variance Process Update

      3. Executive Officer's Report

        1. Calendar of Activities

        2. Mid-Year Review

      4. Future Agenda Items

        Next meeting:

        August 21, 2008
        State Resources Building
        1416 9th Street, Auditorium
        Sacramento, California 95814
        10:00 a.m.

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