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Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (OSHSB)

April 15, 2010

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

April 15, 2010
State Resources Building
1416 9th Street, Auditorium

Sacramento, California 95814
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)

      Any individual or group planning to make a presentation during the Public Meeting is requested to contact Chris Witte, Executive Secretary, or Marley Hart, Executive Officer, at (916) 274-5721 in advance of the meeting so that any logistical concerns can be addressed.

    2. DEMONSTRATION OF TITLE 8 INDEX
      Hans Boersma

    3. 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:

        GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7
        Article 76, Section 4650
        Article 81, Section 4797
        Article 85, Section 4823
        Acetylene (Horcher)

      2. TITLE 8:

        GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 88
        Section 4848
        Update of Welding Fire Prevention and Suppression Procedures

    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. TITLE 8:

        CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 10
        Section 1590
        Use of High Visibility Apparel--Private Roads and Off-Highway Situations
        (Heard at the March 18, 2010, Public Hearing)

      2. TITLE 8:

        CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 11
        Section 1599
        Traffic Control--Number of Flaggers
        (Heard at the March 18, 2010, Public Hearing)

    2. PROPOSED PETITION DECISION FOR ADOPTION

      1. Colleen P. Kraus, Process Safety Design Director
        Valero Refining Company
        Petition File No 512

        Petitioner requests that the Board amend the Petroleum Safety Orders to include a new safety order regarding chain and cable ladders within the petrochemical industry.

    3. PROPOSED VARIANCE DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

      1. Consent Calendar

    4. OTHER

      1. Legislative Update

      2. Executive Officer's Report

        1. Calendar of Activities

      3. Future Agenda Items

    5. CLOSED SESSION

      Pursuant to Government Code Sections 11126(e)(1) and (e)(2)(A), the Board will meet in closed session to discuss the following pending litigation: Bautista, et al. v. State of California, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. BC418871.

    6. Next meeting:

      May 20, 2010
      County Administration Center
      1600 Pacific Highway, Room 310
      San Diego, California 92101
      10:00 a.m.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION NOTICE: Disability accommodation is available upon request. Any person with a disability requiring an accommodation, auxiliary aid or service, or a modification of policies or procedures to ensure effective communication and access to the public hearings/meetings of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board should contact the Disability Accommodation Coordinator at (916) 274-5721 or the state-wide Disability Accommodation Coordinator at 1-866-326-1616 (toll free). The state-wide Coordinator can also be reached through the California Relay Service, by dialing 711 or 1-800-735-2929 (TTY) or 1-800-855-3000 (TTY-Spanish). Accommodations can include modifications of policies or procedures or provision of auxiliary aids or services.

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.