AGENDA

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

February 22, 2001
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: ELEVATOR SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 6, Article 1, Section 3000;
Article 2, Section 3001; Article 6, Section 3009; Article 15,
Sections 3093 - 3093.60; Article 36, Section 3136
TITLE 24: CALIFORNIA ELEVATOR SAFETY CONSTRUCTION CODE
Part 7, Article 7-6, Section 7-3009;
Article 7-15, Sections 7-3093 - 7-3093.60;
Article 7-36, Section 7-3136
Special Access Elevators and Lifts

ACTIONS TAKEN: No comments received - Record Closed.

2. TITLE 8: LOGGING AND SAWMILL SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 13, Articles 1, 1.5, 2, 4, 5, 7, and 12
Sections 6249, 6251, 6260, 6262, 6270, 6272, 6281, 6282, 6283,
6290, 6295, 6328, and 6329
Appendix A, Radio Control Signaling Devices
Amendments to the Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders with Regard to Logging Operations

ACTIONS TAKEN: Oral comments received - 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 18
Section 1629
Double Cleat Ladders
(Heard at the November 16, 2000 Public Hearing in San Diego.)

ACTIONS TAKEN: Adopted by unanimous vote.

2. TITLE 8: CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 21, Section 1637
and Article 23, Section 1658
Scaffolds Used in the Construction Industry
(Heard at the July 20, 2000 Public Hearing in San Diego.)

ACTIONS TAKEN: Adopted by unanimous vote.

B. PROPOSED PETITION DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

1. Ed Hernandez, President, California Optometric Association
(Petition No. 423)
Petitioner requested the Board to amend General Industry Safety Orders, Section 5110,
with regard to repetitive stress injuries associated with computer vision syndrome.

ACTIONS TAKEN: Modification to conclusion and order - Adopted by unanimous vote.

C. PROPOSED VARIANCE DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

1. Consent Calendar Agenda

a. Baldwin Contracting Company, Inc.
(Variance File No. 00-V-020)

b. Federated Department Stores, Inc.
(Variance File No. 00-V-031)

c. Sears, Roebuck & Company
(Variance File No. 00-V-032)

d. Urban Retail Properties Company
(Variance File No. 00-V-033)

e. Nordstrom
(Variance File No. 00-V-034)

f. Heavenly Ski Resort
(Variance File No. 00-V-037)

ACTIONS TAKEN: All Variances adopted by unanimous vote.

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

D. OTHER

1. Legislative Report - Senate Bill 123

2. Federal Ergonomics Regulation Update

3. Modifying Proposed Petition Decisions

4. 2001 Rulemaking Calendar and Summary

ACTIONS TAKEN: Staff reports given. No action taken.

E. ADJOURNMENT OF THE BUSINESS MEETING