BOARD MEETING AGENDA

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

March 16, 2000
Auditorium, California State Building
1350 Front Street
San Diego, 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: ELECTRICAL SAFETY ORDERS

                              Chapter 4, Subchapter 5, Article 36, Sections 2940.2,
                              2940.6, 2941, and Article 36, Appendix C
                              Rubber Gloving of Conductors and Equipment Energized Over 7,500 Volts

      ACTIONS TAKEN:  Oral comments received.  Public record closed.

      2. Title 8: GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS

                              Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 59, Section 4322
                              Speed of Circular Saw Blades

      ACTIONS TAKEN:  No 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
Section 1512(b) Emergency Medical Services, First Aid
(Heard at the October 21, 1999 Public Hearing in Oakland).

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimmous vote.

2. 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
(Heard at the December 16, 1999 Public Hearing in Sacramento.)

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimmous vote.

 

B. PROPOSED PETITION DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

1. Thomas E. Mitchell, (Petition No. 405)
Petitioner requested the Board to make recommended changes to California Code of Regulations, Title 8, General Industry Safety Orders, Article 7, regarding practices and equipment (for winches mounted on motor vehicles to be equipped with level winders).

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimmous vote.

2. Carl J. White & Associates, Inc., (Petition No. 406)
Petitioner requested the Board to make recommended changes to California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Elevator Safety Orders, Article 13, Regarding escalators to include a requirement that the strength or stiffness on the skirt panel be increased over the current ASME A17.1 standard.

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimmous vote.

3. Carl J. White & Associates, (Petition No. 407)
Petitioner requested the Board to make recommended changes to California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Elevator Safety Orders, Article 13, regarding the allowable clearance between escalator steps and skirts (side panels).

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Adopted by unanimmous vote.

 

C. OTHER

1. Legislative Report

2. Ergonomics Update

3. Variance Report

4. Update of 1999 Accomplishments

ACTIONS TAKEN:  Staff report given.  No action taken.

D. ADJOURNMENT OF THE BUSINESS MEETING