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Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (OSHSB)

October 21, 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

October 21, 2010
Harris State Building
1515 Clay Street, Auditorium

Oakland, California 94612
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:

        GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 116
        Section 5291
        Firing of Explosive Materials (Blasting Operations)

    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 32
        Section 1742
        Definitions of "Manifold" and "Header"
        (Heard at the August 19, 2010, Public Hearing)

      2. TITLE 8:

        HIGH-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 5, Article 17
        Section 2813
        Underground Vaults--Headroom Clearance
        (Heard at the September 16, 2010, Public Hearing)

      3. CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 22
        Section 1648; and Article 25
        Section 1675 and 1678
        GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
        Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 4
        Sections 3276, 3277, 3278, 3279, and 3280;
        Article 5, Section 3287; and Article 11, Section 3413
        Portable Ladders
        (Heard at the December 17, 2009, Public Hearing)

    2. PROPOSED PETITION DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

      1. John McCullough, CSP
        Assistant Vice President
        Wells Fargo
        Petition File No. 515

        The Petitioner requests that the Board amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, to adopt a definition of Certified Safety Professional.

      2. Jogen Bhalla, Vice President
        AMOT
        Petition File No. 516

        The Petitioner requests that the Board amend Title 8 to add a requirement that internal combustion engines be equipped with cyclone type spark arresters and that diesel engines be equipped with automatic air intake shutoff valves.

      3. Michael Geyer, PE, CIH, CSP
        Project Director-President
        KERNTEC Industries, Inc.
        Petition File No. 517

        The Petitioner requests the Board to amend Title 8 regarding the use of the English language in the workplace.

    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 District Court of Appeal No. B226102.

    6. Next meeting:

      November 18, 2010
      Costa Mesa City Hall, Council Chambers
      77 Fair Drive
      Costa Mesa, California 92626
      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.