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December 18, 2003 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
Melony Hernandez at (916) 274-5721

December 18, 2003
State Resources Building
1416 Ninth Street
Auditorium
Sacramento, California
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:   

general industry safety orders
chapter 4, subchapter 7, article 3
New Section 3241.1
working warehouses
(pending executive order S-2-03)

    2. Title 8:  

general industry safety orders
chapter 4, subchapter 7, article 107
airborne contaminants
(pending executive order S-2-03)

 
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 29, section 1712
hazards associated with reinforcing steel
and other similar projections

(heard at the February 20, 2003 public hearing in Sacramento)
(pending Executive Order S-2-03)

 

  B.

Proposed Petition Decisions for Adoption

    1.

John G. Thompson (Petition No. 456)

Petitioner requested the Board to amend the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, to require all freestanding ladders to have: (1) non-slip surfaces along their upper rails to contact any upper support surface upon which the ladder will rest, and (2) the sliding section located on the back side of the ladder so there are not recessed rungs for the user to encounter when descending the ladder.

  C.

Proposed Variance Decisions for Adoption

   

1.

Consent Calendar

     

a.


b.

 

Valero Refining Company - California
(OSHSB File No. 03-V-002)

Concorde Battery Corporation
(OSHSB File No. 03-V-019)

    2.

Items that may be removed from the Consent Calendar Agenda

  D.

Other

   

1.

Executive Order S-2-03

  E.

Adjournment of meeting