September 21, 2006 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

September 21, 2006
State Resources Building
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California 95814
10:00 a.m.


Call to order and introductions


Introduction of David Beales, IRC III


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)


Food flavoring industry update
Len Welsh, Division of Occupational Safety and Health



Adjournment of the public meeting


Public hearing (open for public comment)




Explanation of procedures

Proposed Safety Standard (Revisions, Additions, Deletions)

    1. Title 8: Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 13, Article 15
Section 6368
Fuel Houses, Chip Bins, and Hoppers--Sawmills

Adjournment of the Public Hearing


Business meeting

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



Proposed Safety Order for Adoption

    1. Title 8:

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 25
Section 3650
Labeling, Design, and Construction of Powered Industrial Trucks
(Heard at the August 17, 2006, Public Hearing)

  B. Proposed Variance Decisions for Adoption

Consent Calendar

  C. Other

Division update on indoor heat illness prevention.


Update on Elevator Safety Orders

    3. Legislation


Executive Officer's Report
a. Avalanche Blasting
b. Calendar of Activities
c. Draft Meeting Schedule for 2007

    5. Future Agenda Items


Next meeting:

October 19, 2006
Harris State Building
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, California 94612
10:00 a.m.

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