AGENDA


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


If you have questions regarding any of the following agenda items, please contact
Melony Hernandez at (916) 274-5721

 

October 17, 2002
State Resources Building
1416 Ninth Street
Auditorium
Sacramento, California
11:00 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. Public Comments on Ergonomics - See attached announcement  
    C.

ADJOURNMENT OF THE PUBLIC MEETING

  III.

PUBLIC HEARING (Open for Public Comment)

 

    A.

EXPLANATION OF PROCEDURES

 

    B.

PROPOSED SAFETY STANDARDS (Revisions, Additions, Deletions)

 

      1. TITLE 8:

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS BOARD
ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS
Chapter 3.5, Subchapter 1, Articles 1 and 2
Sections 403, 404, 405.1, 407-407.3, 411, 411.1, 411.2, 412.2, 418 and 420
Variances from Occupational Safety and Health Standards 
and Appeals from Temporary Variance Decisions

 

 
      2. TITLE 8:

CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 4
Article 3, Section 1513
GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7
Article 4, Section 3273
Protection from Falling Objects

 

 

    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 ADOPTION

 

      1. TITLE 8:


HIGH-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 5
Group 2, Article 40 (New Article)
Sections 2980 - 2983
Electronic News Gathering
(Heard at the May 16, 2002 Public Hearing in San Diego)

 

 
      2. TITLE 8:

GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7
Article 13, Section 3441(a)
Operation of Agricultural Equipment
(Heard at the September 19, 2002 Public Hearing in Oakland)

 

 
      3.

TITLE 8:


     

GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Article 80, Section 4794
Article 88, Section 4848, Article 90, Section 4850
Gas and Electric Welding Systems and Operations
(Heard at the June 20, 2002 Public Hearing in Sacramento)

 

    B.

PROPOSED PETITION DECISIONS FOR ADOPTION

 

     

1.

 

 

 

2.

 

 



3.

Robert D. Peterson Law Corporation, Attorney for Applicant Mason Plastering Inc.
(Petition No. 443)

Petitioner requested the Board to include the requirement in Section 1637(f), that all scaffold planks be substantially secured against displacement and/or removal.

 

Bradley Clinton
(Petition No. 445)

Petitioner requested Board to amend Title 8, General Industry Safety Orders to require all UPS vehicles to be equipped with 3-point seat belts (seat belts with shoulder straps) and driver seats with headrests.

 

Mark S. Schacht, Deputy Director, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
Rosalinda Guillen, National Vice President , United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO
Tom Rankin, President, California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
(Petition No. 446)

Petitioner requested the Board to prohibit hand weeding, thinning, and hot-capping in agricultural operations where it is feasible to use long-handled tools for this purpose.

 

 
    C.

PROPOSED VARIANCE DECISION FOR ADOPTION

 

 
     

1.


2.

G. H. Palmer Associates (Palmer/City Center)
(OSHSB File No. 02-V-007)

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
(OSHSB File No. 02-V-009)

 
    D.

OTHER

 

     

1.

2.



3.

Legislative Update

Petition 448 - Ergonomics (Process and Procedures)

a.     Division's Working Group Proposal
b.     Petition Schedule

2003 Board Meeting Schedule

 

    E.

Closed Session

Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(1) the Board will discuss Vernon v. City of Berkeley, State of California and United States Government (C 01 3197 PJH)

 

 
    F. ADJOURNMENT OF THE BUSINESS MEETING