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February 15, 2007 agenda

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

February 15, 2007
Harris State Building
1515 Clay Street
Room 11
Oakland, California 94612-1499
10:00 a.m.

I.

Call to order and introductions

II.

Public meeting (open for public comment)

  A.

Presentation to Dr. Robert Harrison

  B.

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)

 

C.

Adjournment of the public meeting

III.

Public hearing (open for public comment)

 

A.

B.

Explanation of procedures

Proposed Safety Standards (Revisions, Additions, Deletions)

    1. Title 8:   

Construction Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 34
Section 1801
Tunnel Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 6
Section 8416
Update of ANSI Z136.1 Laser Safety Standards, Warning Signs, Labeling, and Posting of Signs

    2. Title 8:   

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 121
New Sections 5349, 5350, 5351, 5352, 5353, 5354, and 5355.1 and
Sections 5355, 5356, 5357, and 5358
Snow Avalanche Blasting

 
C.


Adjournment of the Public Hearing


IV.

Business meeting

The purpose of the business meeting is for the board to conduct its monthly business.

 


A.


Proposed Safety Orders for Adoption

    1. Title 8:

Construction Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 4
Sections 1529, 1532, 1532.1, 1535
General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 107, Section 5144
Article 109, Sections 5190 and 5198
Article 110, Sections 5200, 5202, 5207, 5208, 5210, 5211, 5212, 5213, 5214, 5217, 5218, and 5220
Ship Building, Ship Repairing, and Ship Breaking Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 18, Article 4
Section 8358
Assigned Protection Factors for Respirators
(Heard at the 01/18/2007 Public Hearing)

    2. Title 8:

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 5
Section 3291 and
Article 6
Sections 3292, 3295, and 3296
Load Sustaining Devices Used in Window Cleaning and Building Maintenance Operations
(Heard at the 11/16/2006 Public Hearing)

  B. Proposed Variance Decisions for Adoption
    1.

Consent Calendar

  D. Other
    1.

PEL Process Update
Len Welsh, Acting Chief
Division of Occupational Safety and Health

    2.

Legislative Update

    3.

Update on Elevator Safety Orders

    4.

Executive Officer's Report

a. Calendar of Activities
b. 2006 Year in Review

    5. Future Agenda Items.

   


Next meeting:

March 15, 2007
County Administration Center
Tower 8
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, California 92101
10:00 a.m.


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