AGENDA


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
Melony Hernandez at (916) 274-5721


April 17, 2003
State Resources Building
1416 Ninth Street
Auditorium
Sacramento, California
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:

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS BOARD
ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS

Chapter 3.5, Subchapter 1, Article 4
Sections 421, 422, 422.1, 423, 424.1-424.5, 425.1, 425.2,
426, 427.1-427.4 & 428
Hearings and Decisions Regarding Variances from
Occupational Safety and Health Standards

 

 
      2. TITLE 8:

GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 13
Section 3437 and New Section 3458
Fall Protection for Date Palm Operations

 

 
    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 ORDER FOR ADOPTION

 

      1. TITLE 8:

PERMANENT AMUSEMENT RIDES SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 6.2, Articles 1 through 4
Sections 3195.1 through 3195.14
Inspection of Permanent Amusement Rides, Including Aquatic Devices
(Heard at the June 20, 2002 Public Hearing in Sacramento)

 

 
      2. TITLE 8:

GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
Article 85, Section 4821(a)
Gas Systems Piping for Welding and Cutting
(Heard at the February 20, 2003 Public Hearing in Sacramento)

 

 
      3. TITLE 8:

GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 109
Sections 5161 and 5164(a), (b), (c), and (d)
Storage of Hazardous Substances
(Heard at the September 19, 2002 Public Hearing in Oakland)

 

 
      4. TITLE 8:


GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7
Article 110, Section 5214 and
Appendix A of Section 5214
Inorganic Arsenic
(Heard at the March 20, 2003 Public Hearing in Oakland)

 

 
    B.

PROPOSED AMENDED PETITION DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

 

      1.

Ray Ruggles, Caltrans District 11 (Petition No. 431)
(Adopted at the July 19, 2001 Business Meeting in San Diego)

Petitioner requested the Board to amend the Construction Safety Orders, Section 1523 with regard to minimum illumination intensities.

 

 
      2.

Bradley D. Closson, Executive Vice President, NACB Technical Services, Inc. (Petition No. 441)
(Adopted at the July 18, 2002 Business Meeting in Los Angeles)

Petitioner requested the Board to amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Section 4968(d)(1) of the General Industry Safety Orders (GISO) regarding the requirement for limit devices on tower cranes that provide predeceleration of the hook before top and bottom positions are reached.

 

 
    C.

PROPOSED PETITION DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

 

 
      1.

Robert D. Peterson, Law Corporation (Petition No. 452)
On behalf of California Grain and Feed Association

Petitioner requested the Board to replace Title 8, General Industry Safety Orders, Section 5178, with federal language contained in CFR §1910.272, Grain Handling Facilities.

 

 
    D.

PROPOSED VARIANCE DECISION FOR ADOPTION

 

 
     

1.

Consent Calendar

 

 
       

a.


b.


c.


d.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
(OSHSB File No. 01-V-031)

The Growers Co., Inc.
(OSHSB File No. 02-V-011)

Fresno Unified School District
(OSHSB File No. 02-V-023)

Castro Street Associates, LLC
(OSHSB File No. 02-V-033)

 

 
      2.

Items that may be removed from the Consent Calendar Agenda

 

 
      3.

Amended Decision

 

 
       

a.

County of Kern
(OSHSB File No. 02-V-015)

 

 
    E.

OTHER

 

     

1.

2.

3.

Legislation

Ergonomic Petition 448, Advisory Committee Information

Executive Officer Recruitment

 

    F.

ADJOURNMENT OF THE BUSINESS MEETING