January 17, 2008 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

January 17, 2008
County Administration Center
1600 Pacific Highway, Room 310
San Diego, California 92101
10:00 a.m.

  1. Call to order and introductions

  2. Public meeting (open for public comment)

    1. 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)

    2. Adjournment of the public meeting

  3. Public hearing (open for public comment)

    1. Explanation of procedures

    2. Proposed Safety Standards (Revisions, Additions, Deletions)

      1. Title 8:

        Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
        Chapter 4, Subchapter 5
        Electrical Safety Orders, Group 1
        Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders

      2. Title 8:

        General Industry Safety Orders
        Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 59
        Sections 4297 and 4300 and
        New Section 4300.1
        Table Saws

    3. Adjournment of the Public Hearing

  4. Business meeting

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

    1. Proposed Safety Orders for Adoption

      1. Construction Safety Orders
        Chapter 7, Subchapter 4, Article 11
        Section 1597
        Jobsite Vehicles--Scope and Application
        (Heard at the November 15, 2007, Public Hearing)

      2. General Industry Safety Orders
        Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 2
        Section 3228
        Number of Exits
        (Heard at the October 18, 2007, Public Hearing)

      3. General Industry Safety Orders
        Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 4
        Section 3270
        Safe Access to Elevated Locations
        (Heard at the November 15, 2007, Public Hearing)

    2. Proposed Petition Decision for Adoption

      1. Petition File No. 498
        Howard J. Hill, et al.

        Petitioner asks the Board to amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Section 3296 of the General Industry Safety Orders regarding inspection and tests of window cleaning load sustaining devices and equipment.

    3. Proposed Variance Decisions for Adoption

      1. Consent Calendar

    4. Title 8 Reform Project

      1. Report on status of project.

        Staff requests the Board to provide guidance regarding the future course of this project

    5. Other
      1. Legislative Update

      2. Executive Officer's Report

        1. 2007 Year in Review

        2. Proposed 2008 Rulemaking Calendar

        3. Calendar of Activities

      3. Future Agenda Items:

        Next meeting:

        February 21, 2008
        Harris State Building
        1515 Clay Street, Auditorium
        Oakland, California 94612
        10:00 a.m.

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