BOARD MEETING AGENDA
AND ACTIONS TAKEN

 PUBLIC MEETING/PUBLIC HEARING/BUSINESS MEETING OF THE
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS BOARD

August 19, 1999
Auditorium, State Resources Building
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California

 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).

ACTIONS TAKEN: No public comments received.

B. ADJOURNMENT OF THE PUBLIC MEETING

III. PUBLIC HEARING

A. EXPLANATION OF PROCEDURES

B.    PROPOSED SAFETY STANDARDS (Revisions, Additions, Deletions)

    1. 1. TITLE 8:     LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SAFETY ORDERS
                             Chapter 4, Subchapter 5, Article 49
                             Section 2500.25
                             Maintenance of the Outer Covering of Flexible Cords

      ACTIONS TAKEN: Oral comments received. Public record closed.

      2. TITLE 8:     GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
                             Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 10.1
                             Sections 3404(b) and 3408(d)
                             Face Shield and Toe Protection for Structural Firefighters

      ACTIONS TAKEN: No oral comments received. Public record closed.

    2. 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:            LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SAFETY ORDERS
                                  Chapter 4, Subchapter 5, Article 3
                                  Section 2320.8, and
                                  HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SAFETY ORDERS
                                  Article 36, Section 2940.6
                                  Fall Protection and Apparel for Electrical Workers
                                  (Heard at the May 20, 1999 Public Hearing in Los Angeles.)

ACTIONS TAKEN: Adopted by unanimous vote.

    2. TITLE 8:            ELEVATOR SAFETY ORDERS
                                  Chapter 4, Subchapter 6, Article 8, Section 3040(b)(5)
                                  TITLE 24: CALIFORNIA ELEVATOR SAFETY CONSTRUCTION CODE
                                  Part 7, Section 7-3040(b)(5)
                                  Passenger Elevators Emergency Stop Switch/In-Car Stop Switch
                                  (Heard at the March 18, 1999 Public Hearing in San Diego.)

ACTIONS TAKEN: Adopted by unanimous vote.

              3. TITLE 8:            GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
                                            Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 1, Section 3207
                                            and Article 24, Sections 3642 and 3648 and
                                            HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SAFETY ORDERS
                                            Chapter 4, Subchapter 5, Article 36, Section 2940.7
                                            Use of Body Belts, Safety Belts, and Body Harnesses
                                            While Operating Aerial Devices; and Guardrails for
                                            Elevating Work Platform Equipment
                                            (Heard at the February 18, 1999 Public Hearing in Oakland.)

ACTIONS TAKEN: Adopted by unanimous vote.

              B. PROPOSED VARIANCE DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

1. Consent Calendar Agenda

    a. California State University, Long Beach
        (Variance File No. 98-V-053)

    b. Mount San Jacinto Winter Park Authority
        dba Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
        (Variance File No. 99-V-004)

    c. McCarthy Brothers Company
        (Variance File No. 99-V-006)

ACTIONS TAKEN: Adopted by unanimous vote.

                    2. Items That May Be Removed From The Consent Calendar Agenda

             C. OTHER

                    1. Legislative Report

                    2. Status of Ergonomics Litigation

                    3. Update of OSHSB Web Page

                    4. Update on OSHSB Move

ACTIONS TAKEN: Staff report given. No action taken.

             D. ADJOURNMENT OF THE BUSINESS MEETING