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Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (OSHSB)

March 17, 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 / 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

March 17, 2011
Van Nuys State Building Auditorium
6150 Van Nuys Blvd.

Van Nuys, California 91401
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. 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:

        GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 2
        Section 3209
        Standard Guardrails
        (Heard at the February 17, 2011, Public Hearing)

      2. TITLE 8:

        GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 10
        Section 3380
        Personal Protective Devices--Hazard Assessment and Equipment Selection (Horcher
        (Heard at the January 20, 2011, Public Hearing)

      3. TITLE 8:

        GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 25
        Section 3657
        Elevating Employees with Lift Trucks
        (Heard at the November 18, 2010, Public Hearing)

    2. PROPOSED PETITION DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

      1. Laura Hammes
        Judge, Retired
        Petition File No. 518

        Petitioner requests that the Board amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, to address standards that would limit intern and resident physician work hours to 60 hours per week, and a maximum of 12 hours on any shift.

      2. Ricardo Beas
        Safety Consultant
        Petition File No. 519

        Petitioner requests that the Board amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, General Industry Safety Orders, Section 3400(c), regarding requirements for first aid supplies.

    3. PROPOSED VARIANCE DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

      1. Consent Calendar

    4. OTHER

      1. Status Update--Petition 513
        Deborah Gold, DOSH

      2. Legislative Update

      3. Executive Officer's Report

        1. Calendar of Activities

      4. Future Agenda Items

    5. Next meeting:

      April 21, 2011
      State Resources Building Auditorium
      1416 9th Street
      Sacramento, California 95814
      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.