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November 17, 2011

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 17, 2011
Costa Mesa City Council Chambers
77 Fair Drive

Costa Mesa, California 92626
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 4, Section 1532.1
        Article 15, Section 1615.7
        GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7
        Article 9, Section 3361
        Article 101, Sections 5042, 5044, 5045, 5047, and 5049
        Article 107, Section 5144
        Article 109, Sections 5191, 5198, and 5209
        SHIP BUILDING, SHIP REPAIRING, SHIP BREAKING SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 18, Article 4 Section 8355
        Federal Final Rule, Standards Completion Project--Phase III (Horcher)

      2. TITLE 8:

        PETROLEUM SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 14
        Article 2, Section 6505
        Article 35, New Section 6625.1
        Article 46, Section 6651
        Diesel Engine Runaway Protection

    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 7, Section 3276
        Article 5, Section 3287
        Use of Portable Step Ladders
        (Heard at the October 20, 2011, Public Hearing)

      2. TITLE 8:

        GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 54
        Section 4188
        Definition of General Purpose Die
        (Heard at the October 20, 2011, Public Hearing)

    2. PROPOSED PETITION DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

      1. Bill Taylor, CSP
        Public Agency Safety Management Association (PASMA) South Chapter
        Petition File No. 524

        Petitioner requests that the Board amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Section 5199, Aerosol Transmissible Diseases to permit emergency personnel the use of N-100 respirators instead of P-100 respirators in non-oil environments.

    3. PROPOSED VARIANCE DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

      1. Consent Calendar

    4. OTHER

      1. Executive Officer's Report

        1. Personal Protective Equipment Advisory Committee process update

        2. Calendar of Activities

        3. 2012 Meeting Schedule

      2. Future Agenda Items

    5. CLOSED SESSION

      Pursuant to Government Code Sections 11126(e)(1) and (e)(2)(A), the Board will meet in closed session to discuss the following pending ligitigation: Bautista, et al. v. State of California, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC418871 and Second District Court of Appeal No. B226102.

    6. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION: ADJOURNMENT OF THE BUSINESS MEETING

      Next meeting:

      December 15, 2011
      State Resources Building Auditorium
      1416 9th Street
      Sacramento, California 95814
      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.