Dept. of Industrial Relations logo

January 18, 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

January 18, 2007
Costa Mesa City Council Chambers
77 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, California 92626
10:00 a.m.

I.

Call to order and introductions

II.

Public meeting (open for public comment)

  A.

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)

 

B.

Adjournment of the public meeting

III.

Public hearing (open for public comment)

 

A.

B.

Explanation of procedures

Proposed Safety Standards (Revisions, Additions, Deletions)

    1. Title 8:   

Construction Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 4
Sections 1529, 1532, 1532.1, and 1535
General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 107, Section 5144
Article 109, Sections 5190 and 5198
Article 110, Sections 5200, 5202, 5207, 5208, 5210, 5211, 5212, 5213, 5214, 5217, 5218, and 5220
Ship Building, Ship Repairing, and Ship Breaking Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 18, Article 4
Section 8358
Assigned Protection Factors for Respirators

    2. Title 8:   

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 98
Section 5001
Cranes and Other Hoisting Equipment--Signals

 
C.


Adjournment of the Public Hearing


IV.

Business meeting

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

 


A.


Proposed Safety Orders for Adoption

    1. Title 8:

Construction Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 6
Section 1541
Excavations, General Requirements
(Heard at the 07/20/2006 Public Hearing)

    2. Title 8:

Construction Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 30, Section 1730 and
New Section 1731
Trigger Height for Production Residential Roofing
(Heard at the 05/18/2006 Public Hearing)

  B. Proposed Petition Decisions for Adoption
    1.

Petition File No. 486

Art Pulaski, Executive Secretary-Treasurer
California Labor Federation
George Landers, Executive Director
United Food and Commercial Workers

            Petitioners request that the Board adopt an emergency temporary standard to protect workers from exposure to diacetyl and begin rulemaking proceedings to establish a permanent standard to protect workers from exposure to all food flavorings.



  C. Proposed Variance Decisions for Adoption
    1.

Consent Calendar

  D. Other
    1.

Presentation on State Plan Meeting
Vicky Heza, Deputy Safety Chief
Compliance Unit
Division of Occupational Safety and Health

    2.

Legislative Update

    3.

Update on Elevator Safety Orders

    4.

Executive Officer's Report

a. Calendar of Activities

    5. Future Agenda Items.

   


Next meeting:

February 15, 2007
Harris State Building
Room 11
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, California 94612-1499
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.