July 19, 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

July 19, 2007
County Administration Center
1600 Pacific Highway
Room 358
San Diego, California 92101
10:00 a.m.


Call to order and introductions


Public meeting (open for public comment)


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)



Adjournment of the public meeting


Public hearing (open for public comment)




Explanation of procedures

Proposed Safety Standards (Revisions, Additions, Deletions)

    1. Title 8:   

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 13
New Section 3458.1
Date Palm Operations--Use of Special Purpose Ladders

    2. Title 8:   

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 90
Section 4884
Hammerhead Tower Cranes


Adjournment of the Public Hearing


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 32
Section 1740(b)
Storage and Use of Fuel Gas Cylinders
(Heard at the 03/15/2007 Public Hearing)

  B. Proposed Petition Decisions for Adoption

Petition File No. 491
Rob Scott, HazMat Director
Western Propane Gas Association

Petitioner requests that the Board amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 480(d)(5) of the Unfired Pressure Vessel Safety Orders (UPVSO), to permit the installation of underground liquid propane (LP) gas tanks designed with a multivalve unit.

  C. Proposed Variance Decisions for Adoption

Consent Calendar

  D. Other

Amusement Ride Update
Len Welsh, Acting Chief
Division of Occupational Safety and Health


Indoor Heat Illness Update
Len Welsh, Acting Chief
Division of Occupational Safety and Health


Legislative Update


Update on Pneumatic Nailers


Executive Officer's Report

a. Calendar of Activities

    6. Future Agenda Items.

  E. Closed Session
      Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(a), the Board will discuss personnel matters.

Next meeting:

August 16, 2007
Bonderson Building
901 P Street
Hearing Room 102A
Sacramento, California 95814
10:00 a.m.

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