Upcoming Advisory Meeting for Naturally Occurring Asbestos in Construction

Construction Safety Orders
Chapter 4, subchapter 4
section 1529

In response to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board's decision on May 17, 2018 to GRANT Petition No. 568, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) will convene an advisory meeting to consider development of a rulemaking proposal addressing work with naturally occurring asbestos in the construction industry. Subjects such as classification of work, methods of compliance, hygiene facilities and practices, training, and competent persons will be discussed. Cal/OSHA plans to hold its first advisory committee meeting in the first half of 2019.

Persons interested in receiving announcements and updates pertaining to the advisory meeting, and persons interested in providing information and scientific data on naturally occurring asbestos hazards, control measures, feasibility, or costs may contact Principal Safety Engineer Chris Kirkham at (510) 286-7017 or Senior Safety Engineer Jeff Ferrell at (916) 273-1932.

August 2018