Petition Decisions

Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board

Petitions submitted to the Board for consideration:

The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Board) is the only agency in the State authorized to adopt occupational safety and health standards or orders. The Board is required to hold open public meetings at least monthly and to permit any person to address the Board on any matters of occupational safety or health or to propose new or revised standards. Petitions for standard changes will be evaluated by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health. The Board will report its decision no later than six months following receipt of a petition.

File #
Regarding Date Submitted Status
Petition 574 To amend CSO Section 1604.5(d)(2) regarding the construction of towers, masts, and hoistway enclosures Dec. 27, 2018
Petition 573 To amend Title 8 through the addition of Emergency Standards to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke constituents Dec. 13, 2018
Petition 572 To amend Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Section 3203(a) Dec. 3, 2018
Petition 571 To amend Section 3441(b) to permit the use of highly automated and autonomous agricultural equipment Nov. 26, 2018
Petition 570 To amend Section 1710 to address definitions and clarify the standard for fall protection for workers in skeleton steel construction Aug. 8, 2018 GRANTED
Petition 569 To amend Section 5193(d)(3)(A)(4)b. to require needles that are used for medical procedures, be capped prior to disposal Feb. 19, 2018 DENIED
Petition 568 To amend Section 1529 to address workers exposed to naturally occurring asbestos Dec. 6, 2017 GRANTED
Petition 567 To add standards addressing the removal of surgical plume/smoke Oct. 10, 2017 GRANTED
Petition 566 To add specific requirements for the use of two handled, large trash bags and training to reduce musculoskeletal stress when lifting Jun. 21, 2017 DENIED
Petition 565 To amend various General Industry Safety Orders to allow employers of date palm tendering employees to use engineered platforms mounted on industrial lift trucks Apr. 28, 2017 GRANTED
Petition 564 To add New Section 6897 to the Petroleum Safety Orders Apr. 3, 2017 WITHDRAWN
Petition 563 To require a targeted approach to tuberculosis (TB) testing of healthcare workers in healthcare settings instead of universal annual TB testing Jan. 30, 2017 DENIED
Petition 562 To allow employee access to the employer’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Jan. 26, 2017 GRANTED
Petition 561 To include an alternative design that will prevent mechanical equipment from running over the edge of a floor opening Jan. 24, 2017 DENIED
Petition 560 The unique health and safety needs and issues faced by the adult film industry May. 6, 2016 GRANTED
Petition 559 Prohibiting the use of unapproved lifting devices when removing plywood from trenches Apr. 25, 2016 DENIED
Petition 558 Deleting exception 9 Mar. 8, 2016 GRANTED
Petition 557 Clarifying required protections for workers in the adult film industry Feb. 29, 2016 GRANTED
Petition 556 Elevated Work Platforms Feb. 29, 2016 GRANTED
Petition 555 Portable power-driven circular saw blade guarding Feb. 20, 2016 DENIED
Petition 554 Pertaining to porta potties to require the use of solar powered ventilation systems Jan. 21, 2016 DENIED
Petition 553 Fall protection for telecom workers Dec. 28, 2015 GRANTED
Petition 552 Exception 2, cord and plug regulations Nov. 4, 2015 DENIED
Petition 551 Tree trimming activities Aug. 27, 2015 DENIED
Petition 550 Amendment to Construction Safety Orders Aug. 24, 2015 GRANTED
Petition 549 Brush Chipper safety Aug. 20, 2015 GRANTED
Petition 548 Use of the "Safety-Pundit Safety Management System" Jul. 14, 2015 DENIED
Petition 547 Workplace bullying Apr. 13, 2015 DENIED
Petition 546 5 year refresher mine/underground safety training Jan. 18, 2015 GRANTED
Petition 545 Office, Educational and Institutional Occupancies Dec. 17, 2014 GRANTED in part, DENIED in part
Petition 544 Snow avalanche control blasting Oct. 14, 2014 WITHDRAWN
Petition 543 Personal Fall Arrest Systems Sept. 30, 2014 DENIED
Petition 542 Safety standards to reduce injuries in the educational setting Jul. 17, 2014 GRANTED
Petition 541 Window cleaning Apr. 22, 2014 DENIED
Petition 540 Shopping Carts at Retail Facilities and Establishments Feb. 15, 2014 DENIED
Petition 539 Workplace violence prevention Feb. 20, 2014 GRANTED
Petition 538 Workplace violence prevention for healthcare workers Feb. 10, 2014 GRANTED
Petition 537 Reinforcing steel and post-tensioning activities Sep. 11, 2013 GRANTED
Petition 536 Tractor mounted transportation units Jul. 2, 2013 GRANTED
Petition 535 Foot protection (structural firefighting) May. 29, 2013 GRANTED
Petition 534 Construction industry personnel hoists/elevators May. 10, 2013 GRANTED
Petition 533 Refuge chambers Mar. 19, 2013 GRANTED
Petition 532 Personal fall protection systems Dec. 10, 2012 DENIED
Petition 531 Alternatives to personal fall protection systems Oct. 15, 2012 GRANTED
Petition 530 Energy Control Procedures Jul. 16, 2012 DENIED
Petition 529 Determination and application of age corrections to audiograms Mar. 16, 2012 DENIED
Petition 528 Acceptable method of recirculating spray booth air Feb. 14, 2012 DENIED
Petition 527 Whole body vibration quotient for truck drivers Jan. 31, 2012 DENIED
Petition 526 Protection of hotel housekeepers Jan. 23, 2012 GRANTED

January 2019