AGENDA

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

October 19, 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 29
Sections 1714 and 1715
Precast Concrete Construction

ACTIONS TAKEN: Oral comments received. Record closed.

2. TITLE 8: GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 24
Section 3646(e)
Working From or On Top of an Elevating Work Platform Guardrail

ACTIONS TAKEN: No 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 ORDER FOR RE-ADOPTION

1. TITLE 8: CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Article 24
Sections 1670 and 1671.2
Fall Protection in the Construction Industry
(Heard at the January 20, 2000 Public Hearing in Los Angeles
Adopted at the May 11, 2000 Business Meeting in Los Angeles.)

ACTIONS TAKEN: Adopted by unanimous vote.


B. PROPOSED SAFETY ORDERS FOR ADOPTION

1. TITLE 8: GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 92
Section 4889
Warning Devices for Overhead Cranes
(Heard at the June 15, 2000 Public Hearing in Oakland.)

ACTIONS TAKEN: Adopted by unanimous vote.

2. TITLE 8: ELEVATOR SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 6, Article 9
Section 3071(j)(1)(E)
TITLE 24: CALIFORNIA ELEVATOR SAFETY CONSTRUCTION CODE
Part 7, Section 7-3071(j)1.E
Test of Firefighters' Service
(Heard at the July 20, 2000 Public Hearing in San Diego.)

ACTIONS TAKEN: Adopted by unanimous vote.


C. PROPOSED PETITION DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

1. Bio-Medical Disposal, (Petition No. 416)
Petitioner requested the Board to amend Title 8, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Section 5193 with regard to needle destruction devices (NDD), and the use of traditional syringes.

ACTIONS TAKEN: Adopted by unanimous vote.

2. California Association of Trauma West Practitioners, (Petition No. 417)
Petitioner requested the Board to coordinate with the Department of Health Services with regard to labeling of trauma scenes as biohazard/potential health hazards.

ACTIONS TAKEN: Adopted by unanimous vote.

3. STEARNS Incorporated, (Petition No. 418)
Petitioner requested the Board to amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Section 1602 regarding U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs). The Petitioner believes that the regulation should identify which type(s) of PFDs are acceptable to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

ACTIONS TAKEN: Adopted by unanimous vote.

4. Mr. Kenneth Scheidecker, Ironworkers Local 433, (Petition No. 419)
Petitioner requested the Board to amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Section 1527 to require hand-washing facilities at construction worksites where portable toilets are used.

ACTIONS TAKEN: Adopted by unanimous vote.

5. Mid-State Steel Erectors, Inc., (Petition No. 420)
Petitioner requests the Board to amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Section 1710, Erection of structures to allow the practice of shinning (vertically climbing) structural steel columns by ironworkers during connecting work.

ACTIONS TAKEN: Adopted by unanimous vote.


D. PROPOSED VARIANCE DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

1. Consent Calendar Agenda

a. Kilroy Realty Corporation
(Variance File No. 00-V-014)

b. City of Eureka
(Variance File No. 00-V-015)

c. Pier 39 Ltd.
(Variance File No. 00-V-016)

d. Pebble Beach Company
(Variance File No. 00-V-018)

e. Irvine Apartment Communities
(Variance File No. 00-V-021)

ACTIONS TAKEN: Adopted by unanimous vote.


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


E. OTHER


1. Legislative Report

2. Title 8 Reorganization Update

3. Update Crane Advisory Subcommittee

4. Staff Announcements

ACTIONS TAKEN: Staff report given. No action taken.


F. ADJOURNMENT OF THE BUSINESS MEETING