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Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (OSHSB)

May 19, 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

May 19, 2011
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)

      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 2, Section 1504
        Article 12, Section 1600
        Article 13, Sections 1602-1603.1
        Work Over or Near Water

      2. TITLE 8:

        CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 2
        Section 1504
        GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 1
        Section 3207
        Definition of Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

    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 15, Sections 1610 through 1619
        Article 28, Section 1694
        ELECTRICAL SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 5
        Group 2, High-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
        Article 36, Section 2940
        GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 153
        Section 6060
        Cranes and Derricks
        (Heard at the January 20, 2011, Public Hearing)

    2. PROPOSED PETITION DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

      1. Boyd F. Jensen II
        Garrett & Jensen Attorneys at Law
        Petition File No. 520

        Petitioner requests that the Board amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Article 35 of the General Industry Safety Orders by adding New Section 3291 regarding Certified Inspectors and Inspections of Portable Amusement Rides.

      2. John McCullough, CSP, Assistant Vice President
        Wells Fargo Insurance Services
        Petition File No. 521

        Petitioner requests that the Board amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Section 3276 of the General Industry Safety Orders, regarding the frequency of portable ladder inspections.

    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 Superior Court Case No. BC418871 and Second Distric Court of Appeal No. B226102

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

      Next meeting:

      June 16, 2011
      Harris State Building Auditorium
      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.