BOARD MEETING AGENDA

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

December 16, 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:  Oral comment received.

B. ADJOURNMENT OF THE PUBLIC MEETING

III. PUBLIC HEARING

         A.    EXPLANATION OF PROCEDURES

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

                1. TITLE 8:            GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
                                              Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 6
                                              Sections 3292(d)(1) and 3294(i)
                                              Emergency Procedures Plan for Powered Platforms
                                              and Equipment for Building Maintenance

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

        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 3
                                  Sections 1515(a), 1516(d) and 1517(c)
                                  Head, Eye/Face, and Foot Personal Protective Equipment –
                                  Construction Industry
                                  (Heard at the June 17, 1999 Public Hearing in Oakland.)

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimous vote.

   2.   TITLE 8:           LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SAFETY ORDER
                                  Chapter 4, Subchapter 5, Article 49
                                  Section 2500.25
                                  Maintenance of the Outer Covering of Flexible Cords
                                  (Heard at the August 19, 1999 Public Hearing in Sacramento.)

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimous vote.

   B.    PROPOSED PETITION DECISION FOR ADOPTION

  1.                            Howard More (Petition No. 403).
                                 Petitioner requested the Board to make revisions to the
                                 California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Passenger Tramway
                                 Safety Orders, Section 3177 to exempt Pomalift cables from
                                 wire rope diameter requirements.

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted proposed decision by unanimous vote.

  C.     PROPOSED VARIANCE DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

  1.                           Consent Calendar Agenda

a. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
   (Variance File No. 98-V-050M)

b. Sears Roebuck & Company
   (Variance File No. 99-V-029)

c. Kennedy Construction
   (Variance File No. 99-V-035)

         d. Granite Construction Company
             (Variance File No. 99-V-036)

e. County of Orange,
    John Wayne Airport    
   (Variance File No. 99-V-037)

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Item d. was taken off consent calendar.  All items remaining were adopted by unanimous vote.

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

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Item d adopted by 4 votes.  William Jackson abstained.

   D.   OTHER

  1.                        Status of Ergonomics Litigation

  2.                        DOSH Bloodborne Pathogen Advisory Committee Recommendations

  3.                        Draft Advisory Committee Guidelines

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Staff reports given.  No action taken.

   E.   CLOSED SESSION

Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(1), the Board will discuss the continuing active litigation regarding the Ergonomics standard.

ACTIONS TAKEN:  No closed session convined.

   F.    ADJOURNMENT OF THE BUSINESS MEETING