OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS BOARD
Calendar of Activities

 

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF PETITIONS

The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board hereby gives public notice of receipt of the following petitions to adopt, amend or repeal regulations in the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, pursuant to the authority contained in Labor Code Section 142.2.

File No.: 455
   
Petitioner: Robert Hollenbeck, CSP, Director, Company Safety & Health
  The Boeing Company
   
Subject: To amend Title 8, General Industry Safety Orders, Section 5155, with regard to airborne contaminates (methyl hydrazine).
   
Date Received: July 3, 2003
   
File No.: 456
   
Petitioner: John G. Thompson
   
Subject: To amend Title 8, Construction Safety Orders, Sections 1637(n) and 1660(f), and General Industry Safety Orders, Sections 3277 through 3280, with regard to update of ANSI references for ladder-type and needle-beam type platforms; and fixed and portable ladders.
   
Date Received: July 13, 2003
   

NOTICE OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board hereby gives notice that the following subjects will be considered by ad hoc advisory committees convened to consider revisions to Cal/OSHA safety orders in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.

August 13, 2003
9:30 a.m.
State Contracts Services
Conference Room 410
2450 Venture Oaks Way
Sacramento, CA 95833

To consider proposed amendments to Title 8, General Industry Safety Orders, Article 19 with regard to automotive lifts.

George Hauptman
Senior Engineer -
Standards
Occupational Safety & Health
Standards Board
(916) 274-5724

August 19, 2003
9:00 a.m.
Harris State Building
Room 1304
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612

To consider proposed amendments to Title 8, Petroleum Safety Orders, Sections 6551, 6845 and 6857, with regard to adopting the current National Board Inspection Code, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Petroleum Institute Standards 510 and 579.

Don Cook
Senior Engineer - DOSH
Pressure Vessel Unit
(510) 622-3052

September 12, 2003
10:00 a.m.
Harris State Building
Room 1304
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
To consider proposed amendments to Title 8, General Industry Safety Orders, Section 5155, with regard to exposure limits for Methyl bromide, Allyl glicidyl ether, Coal dust, Quartz and Cyclonite..

Bruce Wallace
Senior Industrial
Hygienist - DOSH
Research and Standards
Health Unit
(415) 703-5165

PROPOSED RULEMAKING SCHEDULED FOR UPCOMING PUBLIC HEARINGS

Pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.4 and the provisions of Labor Code Sections 142.1, 142.2, and 142.3, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has set the time and place for a Public Hearing.  At the Public Hearing, the Board will consider public testimony on the proposed changes noticed below to occupational safety and health regulations in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.

August 21, 2003
10:00 a.m.
State Resources Building
Auditorium
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA

 

Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Construction Safety Orders, Article19, Section 1632, and Subchapter 7, General Industry Safety Orders, Article 2, Section 3212, Guarding of Skylights.

Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, General Industry Safety Orders, Article 100, Section 5035(b) and New Section 5035(c), Repair and Testing of Crane Booms and Boom Extensions.

September 18, 2003
10:00 a.m.
Harris State Building
Auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA

Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Construction Safety Orders, Article 2, Section 1523, Illumination of Nighttime Highway Construction Projects. color=#0000ff>

Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, General Industry Safety Orders, Article 25, Section 3663, Maintenance of Industrial Trucks.

NOTICE OF REGULATIONS APPROVED

After proceedings held in accordance with and pursuant to authority vested in Sections 142, 142.3 and 142.4 of the Labor Code to implement, interpret, or make specific, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, by a majority vote, adopted additions, revisions or deletions to the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Chapter 4, as follows:

1.

Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, General Industry Safety Orders, Article 98, Section 5006 and New Section 5006.1, Crane Operator Qualifications and Certification.

Heard at the December 12, 2002, Public Hearing; adopted on May 22, 2003; filed with the Secretary of State on July 3, 2003; and became effective on August 2, 2003.

2. Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Construction Safety Orders, Articles 20 and 29, Sections 1635 and 1710, Structural Steel Erection Safety Standards.
Heard at the January 16, 2003, Public Hearing; adopted on May 22, 2003; filed with the Secretary of State on July 3, 2003; and became effective on August 2, 2003.
3. Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Construction Safety Orders, Articles 2 and 8, Appendix B – Plates B-14 and B-15, and Appendix C – Plates C-26-a and C-27; and Subchapter 7, General Industry Safety Orders, Group 18, Articles 113-123; Subchapter 17, Mine Safety Orders, Articles 1 and 50-55, Appendices A and B; and Subchapter 20, Tunnel Safety Orders, Articles 2 and 20-24, Explosives.
Heard at the August 15, 2002, Public Hearing; adopted on May 22, 2003; filed with the Secretary of State on July 11, 2003; and will become effective on August 10, 2003.
4. Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Construction Safety Orders, Articles 2 and 21, Sections 1504, 1637 and 1640, Scaffold Design and Use.
Heard at the March 20, 2003, Public Hearing; adopted on May 22, 2003; filed with the Secretary of State on July 11, 2003; and will become effective on August 10, 2003.
5. Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 6, Elevator Safety Orders, Article 7, Section 3016; Article 20, Section 3120.6; and Article 22, Section 3122.0, Elevator Pits.
Heard at the January 16, 2003, Public Hearing; adopted on June 19, 2003; filed with the Secretary of State on July 28, 2003; and will become effective on August 27, 2003.
6. Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Construction Safety Orders, Article 4, Sections 1532, 1532.1, and 1535; and Subchapter 7, General Industry Safety Orders, Article 9, Sections 5198, 5200, 5201, 5207, 5211, 5214, 5218, and 5220, Medical Evaluations for Respirator Users
Heard at the May 22, 2003, Public Hearing; adopted on June 19, 2003; filed with the Secretary of State on July 31, 2003; and will become effective on August 30, 2003.

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