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March 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

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

I.

Call to order and introductions

II.

Public meeting (open for public comment)

  A.

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 32
Section 1740(b)
Storage and Use of Fuel Gas Cylinders

    2. Title 8:   

Ship Building, Ship Repairing, and Ship Breaking Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 18, Article 8
Section 8397.16
Shipyard Safety Orders, Land-Side Fire Protection--Update of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards

 
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 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
(Heard at the 02/15/2007 Public Hearing)

    2. Title 8:

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 98
Section 5004
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 101
Section 5047
Ship Building, Ship Repairing, and Ship Breaking Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 18, Article 6
Section 8379
Use of Personnel Suspended Platforms from Crane or Derrick
(Heard at the 10/19/2006 Public Hearing)

    3. Title 8:

Construction Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 16, Section 1620;
Article 17, Section 1626; and
Article 18, Section 1629
Railings and Stairways
(Heard at the 06/15/2006 Public Hearing)

  B. Proposed Petition Decision for Adoption
    1.

Petition File No. 488
James L. Meyer, Meyer Consulting Incorporated

The Petitioner requests that the Board amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 3000(d) of the Elevator Safety Orders (ESO) limiting the scope of the ESO by adding an exclusion for maintenance lifts used to access underground sewage contraol pumping stations.

  C. 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.

Enforcement Update
Vicky Heza, Deputy Safety Chief
Compliance Unit
Division of Occupational Safety and Health

    3.

Legislative Update

    4.

Update on Pneumatic Nailers

    5.

Executive Officer's Report

a. Calendar of Activities
b. Elevator Safety Orders Notice of Public Hearing

    6. Future Agenda Items.

   


Next meeting:

April 19, 2007
State Resources Building
1416 Ninth Street
Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814
10:00 a.m.


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