BOARD MEETING AGENDA

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

February 17, 2000
Auditorium
Harris State Building
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, 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

     ACTIONS TAKEN:  Oral comments received.

III. PUBLIC HEARING

A. EXPLANATION OF PROCEDURES

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

 

1. TITLE 8: CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS

Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 4 Section 1532.1 Lead

ACTIONS TAKEN:  No comments received.  Public Record closed.

2. TITLE 8: GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS

Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 13 Sections 3441 and 3455 Overhead Electrical Hazards in Agriculture Operations

           ACTIONS TAKEN:   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: GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS

Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Articles 5 and 6, Sections 3281, 3284, 3285, 3286, 3287, 3291, 3293 and Appendix C to Article 6, Personal Fall Protection for Window Cleaning Operations and Building Maintenance Using Powered Platforms and Equipment (Heard at the November 18, 1999 Public Hearing in San Diego.)

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimous vote.

2. TITLE 8: GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS

Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 108 Sections 5157 and 5158 Article 135, Section 5416 SHIP BUILDING, SHIP REPAIRING, AND SHIP BREAKING SAFETY ORDERS Subchapter 18, Article 4 Section 8355 Approved Testing Equipment (Heard at the October 21, 1999 Public Hearing in Oakland.)

     ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimous vote.

B. PROPOSED PETITION DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

1. Bo Bradley, Associated General Contractors of California, (Petition No. 404) Petitioner requested the Board to amend General Industry Safety Orders, Section 5006, to make the crane operators’ qualification requirements in California at least as effective as the comparable federal standard.

      ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimous vote.

C.  PROPOSED VARIANCE DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

    1.     Consent Calendar Agenda

a. Stanford University (Variance File No. 99-V-043)

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimous vote.

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

D. OTHER

1. Legislative Report

2. Ergonomics Litigation Update

3. 2000 Rulemaking Calendar

4. Variance Scheduling

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Staff report given.  No actions taken.

E. ADJOURNMENT OF THE BUSINESS MEETING