July 20, 2006 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 20 , 2006
Room 358
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, California 92101
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:   

Construction Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 4
New Section 1532.2
General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7
Article 107, Section 5155 and
Article 110, New Section 5206
Ship Building, Ship Repairing, and Ship Breaking Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 18, Article 4
New Section 8359
Hexavalent Chromium

    2. Title 8:   

Construction Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 6
Section 1541
Excavations, General Requirements


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 93
Section 4920
Boom-Type Mobile Cranes
(Heard at the 6/15/2006 Public Hearing)



Proposed Petition Decisions for Adoption



J. Alan Schumann
( Petition No. 481)

The Petitioner requests the Board to amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Section 3400 of the General Industry Safety Orders (GISO), concerning medical services and first aid.

2 .

Petition No. 482

The Petitioner requests the Board to consider the adoption of standards that would ensure employees have access to 911 emergency phone lines at places of employment.
  C. Other



Termination of Rulemaking Activity, OSHSB Petition File No. 469, Ms. Catherine Rucker, to amend Title 8 to address wild land firefighting standards pertaining to backfiring operations.


Rulemaking update.

    4. Variance update.


Executive Officer's Report

a. Calendar of Activities

    6. Future Agenda Items.


Next meeting:

August 17, 2006
Council Chambers
Costa Mesa City Council
77 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, California 92626
10:00 a.m.

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