BOARD MEETING AGENDA

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

January 20, 2000
Auditorium
Ronald Reagan State Building
300 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, 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 24
        Sections 1670 and 1671.2
        Fall Protection in the Construction Industry

               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, Article 1, Section 3207, and
Article 41, Section 3999(c)
Conveyor Crossovers
(Heard at the September 16, 1999 Public Hearing in Los Angeles.)

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimous vote.

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
(Heard at the August 19, 1999 Public Hearing in Sacramento.)

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimous vote.

B. PROPOSED PETITION DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

1. Michael D. Wang, Western States Petroleum  Association, (Petition No. 400)Petitioner requested the Board to amend Petroleum Safety Orders,  to update the standards to reflect recent changes in the following national consensus standards: American Petroleum Institute (API), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimous vote.

2. Nicolas Garcia, (Petition No. 401) Petitioner requested the Board to make recommended revisions to the Construction Safety Orders (CSO), Section 1712 with regard to the use of personal protective equipment to protect employees who handle reinforcing steel bar (rebar) and other similar materials.

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimous vote.

3. Jim Turner, (Petition No. 402) Petitioner requested the Board amend Elevator Safety Orders (ESO) Administrative Regulations where ASME A17.1-1996 is incorporated by reference.

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimous vote.

C. PROPOSED VARIANCE DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

    1.     Consent Calendar Agenda

a. Asplundh Tree Expert, Inc.
(Variance File No. 99-V-016)

b. Pacific Gas and Electric Company
(Variance File No. 99-V-033)

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimous vote.

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

D. OTHER

1. Howard More, Petition No. 403 Consideration of Amended Proposed Decision

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted Amended proposed Petition Decision to deny Petition.

2. Draft Interim Wage Order, Proposed by Industrial Welfare Commission

3. Legislative Report

4. Ergonomics Litigation Update

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Staff report given.  No action taken.

E. ADJOURNMENT OF THE BUSINESS MEETING