June 21, 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

June 21 , 2007
Harris State Building
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, California 94612-1499
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:   

Agricultural Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7 to New Subchapter 3
New Articles 1 through 10
Relocation of Agricultural Safety Orders

    2. Title 8:   

Construction Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 28
Section 1704
Pneumatically-Driven Nailers and Staplers


Adjournment of the Public Hearing


Business meeting

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

  A. Proposed Petition Decisions for Adoption

Petition File No. 492
Tim Roberts

Petitioner requests the Board to amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Sections 1529, 1532, 1532.1, and 1535 of the Construction Safety Orders; Sections 5144, 5190, 5198, 5200, 5202, 5207, 5208, 5210, 5211, 5212, 5213, 5214, 5217, 5218, and 5220 of the General Industry Safety Orders; and Section  8358 of the Ship Building, Ship Repairing, and Ship Breaking Safety Orders regarding Assigned Protection Factors (APFs) for Respirators. APFs specify the highest multiple of a contaminant's permissible exposure limit at which an employee is permitted to use a particular class of respirator.




Petition File No. 493
David F. Wagner

The Petitioner requests the Board to amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Section 1712 of the Construction Safety Orders (CSO) concerning hazards associated with the use of reinforcing steel and other similar projections.

  B. Proposed Variance Decisions for Adoption

Consent Calendar

  C. Other

Heat Illness Update
Len Welsh, Acting Chief
Division of Occupational Safety and Health


Legislative Update


Executive Officer's Report

a. Calendar of Activities

    4. Future Agenda Items.


Next meeting:

July 19, 2007
County Administration Center
1600 Pacific Highway
Room 358
San Diego, California 92101
10:00 a.m.

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