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October 18, 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

October 18 , 2007
1416 9th Street
Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814
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)

 

B.

Adjournment of the public meeting

III.

Public hearing (open for public comment)

  A. Explanation of procedures
  B. Proposed Safety Standards (Revisions, Additions, Deletions)
    1. Title 8:   

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 2
Section 3228
Number of Exits

    2. Title 8:   

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 25
Section 3650
Industrial Trucks, General (Blue Signal Protection)

  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, Appendix B
Plate B-17
General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 2
Section 3214 and Figure E-1 of Section 3231
Stair Railing Design
(Heard at the 08/16/2007 Public Hearing)

  B. Proposed Petition Decisions for Adoption
    1.

Petition File No. 496
Salvador Gonzales

The Petitioner requests the Board to amend the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, General Industry Safety Orders, with regard to the use of forklifts when unloading materials from trucks.

   

2.

 

Petition File No. 497
Brenda Roach, Chair
Associated General Contractors of California

The Petitioner requests the Board to amend the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Tunnel Safety Orders, Section 8405, regarding tunnel definition.

  C. Proposed Variance Decisions for Adoption
    1. Consent Calendar
  C. Other
    1.

Legislative Update

    2.

Executive Officer's Report

a. Calendar of Activities

    3. Future Agenda Items.

  D. Closed Session
Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(a), the Board will discuss personnel matters.
    1.

Securing an Interim Executive Officer

    2.

Search for a Permanent Executive Officer

   


Next meeting:

November 15, 2007
Glendale City Hall
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
613 E. Broadway
Glendale, California 91026-4308
10:00 a.m.


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