April 19 , 2007 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

April 19 , 2007
State Resources Building
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California 95814
10:00 a.m.


Call to order and introductions


Public meeting (open for public comment)


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)



Adjournment of the public meeting


Public hearing (open for public comment)




Explanation of procedures

Proposed Safety Standards (Revisions, Additions, Deletions)

    1. Title 8:   

Low Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 5, Article 3
Section 2320.2
Energized Equipment or Systems

    2. Title 8:   

Elevator Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 6
Sections 3000, 3001, 3009, 3094.2, 3120.6, and 3137
New Sections 3140, 3141, 3141.1 through 3141.13, 3142, 3142.1, 3142.2, 3143, 3144, 3145, and 3146
Revisions to the Elevator Safety Orders


Adjournment of the Public Hearing


Business meeting

The purpose of the business meeting is for the board to conduct its monthly business.



Proposed Safety Orders for Adoption

    1. Title 8:

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 69
Section 4543
Guarding of Meat Cutting Band Saw Blades
(Heard at the 11/16/2006 Public Hearing)

    2. Title 8:

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 98
Section 5001
Cranes and Other Hoisting Equipment--Signals
(Heard at the 1/18/2007 Public Hearing)

    3. Title 8:

Ship Building, Ship Repairing, and Ship Breaking Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 18, Article 8
Section 8397.16
Shipyard Safety Orders, Land-Side Fire Protection--Update of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards
(Heard at the 3/15/2007 Public Hearing)

  B. Proposed Petition Decision for Adoption

Petition File No. 489
Ric Morrison, Sunset Moulding Company

The Petitioner requests that Section 3650(t)(23) Industrial Trucks, pertaining to the use of blue flags or blue lights, be amended to match the practice of the industry and the CPUC.




Petition File No. 490
David W. Smith, Ensign Safety & Health Advisory

The Petitioner requests that the Board amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Section 3284(a) of the General Industry Safety Orders

  C. Proposed Variance Decisions for Adoption

Consent Calendar

  D. Other

Legislative Update


Executive Officer's Report

a. Calendar of Activities

    3. Future Agenda Items.


Next meeting:

May 17, 2007
Glendale City Hall
613 E. Broadway
Council Chambers 2nd Floor
Glendale, California 91026-4308
10:00 a.m.

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