OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS BOARD
Calendar of Activities

NOTICE OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board hereby gives notice that the following subjects will be considered by ad hoc advisory committees convened to consider revisions to Cal/OSHA safety orders in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.

DATE, TIME AND LOCATION

SUBJECT

CONTACT

May 4, 2001
10:00 a.m.
455 Golden Gate Avenue
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA

To consider proposed amendments to Title 8, General Industry Safety Orders, Section 5155, with regard to Airborne Contaminants.

Bruce Wallace
Senior Industrial
Hygienist - DOSH
Compliance Unit
(415) 703-5165

May 9, 2001
10:00 a.m.
Oakland State Building
1515 Clay Street
2nd Floor, Training Room G
Oakland, CA

To consider proposed amendments to Title 8, General Industry Safety Orders, Section 5162, with regard to Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment.

Deborah Gold
Senior Industrial
Hygienist - DOSH
Research and Standards
Development Unit
(415) 703-5115

May 15, 2001
10:00 a.m.
2424 Arden Way
Suite 300
Sacramento, CA

To consider proposed amendments to Title 8, Elevator Safety Orders, Article 13, Section 3000(c), with regard to the reporting of various elevator accidents.

Tony Lopez
Associate ERT
Engineer - DOSH
Elevator Unit
(916) 263-6973

June 12 - 13, 2001
9:30 a.m.
Hilton Burbank Airport &
Convention Center
2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA

To consider proposed regulations to Title 8, with regard to Electronic News Gathering (ENG) safety.

Conrad Tolson
Senior Engineer - Standards
OSH Standards Board
(916) 274-5722

The Department of Industrial Relations' Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee, which meets monthly, provides a means for discussing issues related to the Cal/OSHA program. Any interested person is invited to attend. Agenda items must be submitted in writing to John Howard, Chief, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, two weeks in advance of the meeting.

DATE, TIME AND LOCATION

SUBJECT

CONTACT

May 3, 2001
9:30 a.m.
Old Town Square
1211 San Diego Avenue
San Diego, CA

**Cancelled**

 

John Howard
Chief, DOSH
(415) 703-5100

June 7, 2001
9:30 a.m.
State Compensation Insurance Fund
1275 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Council Room
San Francisco, CA

To discuss current Cal/OSHA program issues.

John Howard
Chief, DOSH
(415) 703-5100


PROPOSED RULEMAKING SCHEDULED FOR UPCOMING PUBLIC HEARINGS

Pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.4 and the provisions of Labor Code Sections 142.1, 142.2, and 142.3, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has set the time and place for a Public Hearing. At the Public Hearing, the Board will consider public testimony on the proposed changes noticed below to occupational safety and health regulations in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.

May 17, 2001
10:00 a.m.
State Building
320 West 4th Street
Carmel Room
Los Angeles, CA

Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 6.2, Permanent Amusement Ride Safety Orders, Articles 1 - 12, Sections 3195.1 - 3195.15, Inspection of Permanent Amusement Rides, Including Aquatic Devices

Title 8, Chapter 7, Subchapter 7, General Industry Safety Orders, Article 59, Section 4296, Automatic Starting of Woodworking Machines and Equipment After Power Failure

June 21, 2001
10:00 a.m.
Harris State Building
1515 Clay Street
Auditorium
Oakland, CA

Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 5, Electrical Safety Orders, Article 36, Section 2943, Confined Space Requirements for Manholes, Vaults, or Similar Structures

Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, General Industry Safety Orders, Article 14, Section 3469, Powered Industrial Truck Training for Marine Terminals

Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, General Industry Safety Orders, Article 109, Section 5193, Proposed Revisions to Title 8 Section 5193 Bloodborne Pathogens


NOTICE OF REGULATIONS APPROVED

After proceedings held in accordance with and pursuant to authority vested in Sections 142, 142.3 and 142.4 of the Labor Code to implement, interpret, or make specific, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, by a majority vote, adopted additions, revisions or deletions to the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Chapter 4, as follows:

  1. Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 6, Elevator Safety Orders, Article 9, Section 3071(j)(1)(E), Test of Firefighters' Service.
  2. Heard at the July 20, 2000 Public Hearing; adopted on October 19, 2000; filed with the Secretary of State on March 29, 2001; and became effective April 28, 2001.

  3. Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Construction Safety Orders, Article 21, Section 1637 and Article 23, Section 1658, Scaffolds Used in the Construction Industry.
  4. Heard at the July 20, 2000 Public Hearing; adopted on February 22, 2001; filed with the Secretary of State on April 6, 2001; and will become effective May 6, 2001.

  5. Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4, Construction Safety Orders, Article 6, Section 1541.1, Requirements for Trench Shoring Systems.
  6. Heard at the December 14, 2000 Public Hearing; adopted on March 15, 2001; filed with the Secretary of State on April 9, 2001; and will become effective May 9, 2001.

  7. Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, General Industry Safety Orders, Article 108, Sections 5157 and 5158 and Subchapter 18, Ship Building, Ship Repairing, and Ship Breaking Safety Orders, Article 4, Section 8355, Confined Spaces.

    Heard at the November 16, 2000 Public Hearing; adopted on March 15, 2001; filed with the Secretary of State on April 25, 2001; and will become effective May 25, 2001.

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