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December 15, 2011

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

December 15, 2011
State Resources Building
1416 9th Street
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. 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:

        CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 25
        Section 1675
        GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 4
        Sections 3276 and 3278
        Single-Rail Ladders

      2. TITLE 8:

        CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 35
        Section 1905
        Helicopter Fueling

    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 2, Section 1504
        Article 10, Section 1591, New Appendix A
        Article 11, Section 1597
        GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7
        Article 25, Section 3363
        Article 93, New Section 4925.1
        MINE SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 17, Article 17
        Section 7016
        Vehicle Exhaust Retrofits
        (Heard at the February 17, 2011, Public Hearing)

      2. TITLE 8:

        CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4
        Article 4, Section 1532.1
        Article 15, Section 1615.7
        GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7
        Article 9, Section 3361
        Article 101, Sections 5042, 5044, 5045, 5047, and 5049
        Article 107, Section 5144
        Article 109, Sections 5191, 5198, and 5209
        SHIP BUILDING, SHIP REPAIRING, SHIP BREAKING SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchaptr 18, Article 4
        Section 8355
        Federal Final Rule, Standards Completion Project--Phase III (Horcher)

        (Heard at the November 17, 2011, Public Hearing)

      3. TITLE 8:

        CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4
        Article 4, Section 1533
        Article 6, Section 1541
        TUNNEL SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 20, Article 1
        Section 8403
        Ventilation Inside Shafts, Culverts, and Pipelines
        (Heard at the August 18, 2011, Public Hearing)

    2. PROPOSED VARIANCE DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

      1. Consent Calendar

    3. OTHER

      1. Terminate Portable Ladder Inspection rulemaking proposal

      2. Executive Officer's Report

        1. Calendar of Activities

      3. Future Agenda Items

    4. 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 Superior Court Case No. BC418871 and Second District Court of Appeal No. B226102.

    5. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION: ADJOURNMENT OF THE BUSINESS MEETING

      Next meeting:

      January 19, 2012
      Harris State Building
      1515 Clay Street
      Oakland, California 94612
      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.