March 16, 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

March 16, 2006
County Administration Center
Room 358
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 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 11,
sections 1598 and 1599
Update references for traffic control

    2. Title 8:   

construction safety orders
chapter 4, subchapter 4,
appendix b, plate b-1-a
Sanitation of personal safety devices


Adjournment of the Public Hearing


Business meeting

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



Proposed emergency safety order for re-adoption

    1. Title 8:

General Industry Safety Orders
New Section 3395
Heat Illness Prevention


Proposed petition decisions for adoption


C. Duane Niesen, Consultant
(Petition No. 476)

Proposal to amend Title 8 Sections 5357 and 5358 of the General Industry Safety Orders, concerning arming and placing of explosive charges, and the management of misfired charges used in the control of avalanche danger.



Russ Pepin, President
QuakeProof, Inc.
(Petition No. 477)

Proposal to amend Title 8, Section 3241 of the General Industry Safety Orders, regarding bracing of building contents, including shelving, racks, equipment and furnishings, to safeguard against the hazards of overturning.


Proposed variance decision for adoption




H. Drake Company
(OSHSB File No. 05-V-072)

  D. Other



Executive Officer's Report

a. Calendar of Activities
b. Personnel Update


Future Agenda Items


Adjournment of the business meeting


Next meeting:

April 20, 2006
Auditorium, Room 102
744 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
10:00 a.m.

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