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November 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

November 16, 2006
Glendale City Hall
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
613 East Broadway
Glendale, California 91206-4308
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:   

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 5
Section 3291 and
Article 6
Sections 3292, 3295, and 3296
Load Sustaining Devices Used in Window Cleaning and Building Maintenance Operations

    2. Title 8:   

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 69
Section 4543
Guarding of Meat Cutting Band Saw Blades


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:

Construction Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 11
Sections 1598 and 1599
Update References for Traffic Control
(Heard at the 03/16/2006 Public Hearing)

    2. Title 8:

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 10
Section 3385
Update of National Consensus Standard Reference for Protective Footwear
(Heard at the 10/19/2006 Public Hearing)

    3. Title 8:

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 98
Section 5006.1
Mobile and Tower Crane Operator Certification, Exception No. 2--Electric Line Trucks
(Heard at the 08/17/2006 Public Hearing)

  B. Proposed Variance Decisions for Adoption

Consent Calendar

  D. Other

Elevator Safety Order Update


2006 Rulemaking Update


Executive Officer's Report

a. Calendar of Activities

    4. Future Agenda Items.


Next meeting:

December 14, 2006
State Resources Building
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, California 95814
10:00 a.m.

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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.