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November 20, 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

November 20, 2008
Glendale City Hall
613 E. Broadway, 2nd Floor Council Chambers
Glendale, California 91206
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:

        General Industry Safety Orders
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 98
        Section 4994
        Crane Hoisting--Use of Outriggers, Stabilizers, and Other Supports

    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 Petition Decisions for Adoption

      1. Jogen Bhalla, Vice President
        AMOT
        Petition File No. 505

        The Petitioner requests the Board to amend Title 8, Petroleum Safety Orders--Refining, Section 6874, by expanding the current regulation to address safety devices and safeguards to prevent fire and explosion for stationary, mobile, and vehicular diesel engines operating in and around refineries.

      2. Bo Bradley, Director of Safety, Health, and Regulatory Services
        Associated General Contractors of California
        Guy Prescott, Director of Safety
        Operating Engineers Local 3
        Petition File No. 507

        The Petitioner requests the Board to amend Title 8, Construction Safety Orders, Sections 1590(d), 1591(b), and 1597, regarding exhaust and modifications of equipment.

    2. Proposed Variance Decisions for Adoption

      1. Consent Calendar

    3. Other
      1. Legislative Update

      2. Executive Officer's Report

        1. Calendar of Activities

        2. 2009 Meeting Schedule

      3. Future Agenda Items

        Next meeting:

        December 18, 2008
        State Resources Building
        1416 9th Street, Auditorium Room 102
        Sacramento, California 95814
        10:00 a.m.

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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.