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Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) Dave Thomas Chairman Appointed 7/2/2010 Bill Jackson Management Representative 5/7/2007 – 6/1/2014.

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2 Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) Dave Thomas Chairman Appointed 7/2/2010 Bill Jackson Management Representative 5/7/2007 – 6/1/2014 Hank McDermott Occupational Health Representative 6/24/2010 – 6/1/2014 Dave Harrison Labor Representative 6/11/2012 – 6/1/2015 Laura Stock Occupational Safety Representative 6/11/2012-6/1/2015 Patty Quinlan Public Representative 2/21/2013 – 6/1/2016 Barbara Smisko Management Representative 6/11/2012 – 6/1/2015

3 OSHSB Staff Executive Officer (Appointed by the Board) Engineering Staff 1 Principal Safety Engineer 4 Senior Safety Engineers 1 Associate Safety Engineer 3 AnalystsLegal CounselSupport Staff

4 Mission The mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board is to promote, adopt, and maintain reasonable and enforceable standards that will ensure a safe and healthful workplace for California workers. The Board does not engage in enforcement activities, such as interpreting standards, investigating incidents or complaints, training, levying fines, or issuing elevator permits. Those are the duties of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Division).

5 The Standards Board is the only agency in the state authorized to adopt, amend or repeal occupational safety and health standards or orders. In addition, the Standards Board maintains standards for certain areas not covered by federal standards or enforcement. These latter standards apply to elevators, aerial passenger tramways, amusement rides, pressure vessels, and mine safety training.

6 Regulation Sources Federal Changes Petition Decisions Appeals Board Decisions Variance Decisions DOSH Requests Standards Board members or staff Administrative direction

7 2014/2015 Proposed Rulemakings

8 OSHSB Proposed Rulemaking Projects Sections Subject/ Description SourceA/CBrief Description GISO 4885Definition of Working Load StaffYesTo include a definition for working load to clarify that it refers to not the weight of an object being lifted, but the objects being lifted (i.e., the object being lifted and the load-attaching equipment). CSO, new Section Reinforcing Steel and Post Tensioning Operations Petition No. 537 Yes 9/27,28, Sacto. To amend the CSO to add a new section, a vertical standard based on ANSIA for rebar and post-tensioning operations GISO , 20,.27 Construction Personnel Hoists- Maintenance Petition No. 534 YesTo consider amending Title 8 construction orders regarding the certification, recertification of CPH safety brakes and governors, as well as servicing and maintenance; Manufacturer vs. third parties. Title 8, Various Sections, CSO Standards for the training and qualifications of an industrial coating and linings specialist SB 792 (Statute) YesTo amend Title 8 DIR regulations addressing the qualifications and training of “industrial coating and lining specialist” (would apply to public agency awarded contracts to contractors and subs who do corrosion prevention and mitigation work). Based on NACE13/ACS 1 standard. Title 8 CSO might be amended to address any gaps.

9 OSHSB Proposed Rulemaking Projects Sections Subject/ Description SourceA/CBrief Description GISO 3400(b) Working Alone/Working in Congested Areas Board Directed YesTo consider amendments to the GISO to address standards for employees who work at “remote locations” with regard to emergency medical services and First Aid and to prohibit employees from having to work alone as a term of employment. GISO 3273(d) Working Areas- catwalk exception StaffNoTo provide an amendment, an exception to allow employers to not have to provide catwalks in ceiling spaces, attics when qualified person determines, ceiling joists and a platform capable of sustaining the load is provided for routine/short term exposures. GISO 3270(a) Use of Fixed Ladders- Mobile Equipment StaffNOTo clarify Title 8 in terms of what is a fixed permanent work location and/or making reference to the existing GISO definition of frequent to clarify when a fixed ladder is required for access. CSO 1621Railings and Toeboards DOSH, OSHAB YesTo add a new subsection (d) to 1621 to require ladder-way openings to be guarded at any location inclusive of floor perimeter by means of a swing gate or offset to prevent employee from falls.

10 OSHSB Proposed Rulemaking Projects Sections Subject/ Description SourceA/CBrief Description GISO Section 3384(b) Hand Protection- Entanglement Hazards StaffNoTo make the Note to subsection (b) which states that when the employee's hands are not at risk of entanglement, employees may wear hand protection, enforceable either as a new subsection or an exception. GISO 4307Radial arm saw guarding- exception StaffNoTo amend Title 8 to provide exception language similar to that in 29 CFR (d) which permits the saw blade guard to be retracted and the teeth exposed to make the necessary initial cut and not have to be guarded down to the root of the teeth. GISO 4306Guarding of underhung (jump) saws StaffNoTo amend Title 8 to address guarding of underhung, or jump saws through use of a tunnel guard provided either by the manufacturer or job built by the saw’s end user. This is consistent with what such saw manufacturer’s are now providing.

11 OSHSB Proposed Rulemaking Projects Sections Subject/ Description SourceA/CBrief Description GISO Section 5158 Valve Regulated Lead Acid Storage Batteries StaffYesTo update California lead-acid storage battery standards to industry standards, reflective of industry practices such as the telecom industry where such batteries are commonly found. T8 Various Sections in GISO, CSO, TSO Update of NFPA-13 Fire Sprinkler Standards Staff NoTo amend various T8 Sections where badly outdated editions of the NFPA-13 Fire Code for Sprinkler systems are referenced. Globally Harmonized System (GHS) To Update Hazard Communications Various T8 Sections To Amend Various Subchapters and Sections within T8 to be ALAEA Fed OSHA Final Rule. (Safety) Federal Final Rule NoTo amend various T8 safety orders and sections related to the definition of combustibles, scope and application for handling, storage and use of flammables, terminology change from “classes” to “categories” for hazardous materials at industrial plants, processing plants, tank vehicles bulk plants, service stations and amendment of their electrical equipment classification areas. GISO Section 5031 Harmonization of GISO/CSO Crane Hand Signal Standards StaffNoTo amend/harmonize the CSO and GISO crane hand signal standards.

12 OSHSB Proposed Rulemaking Projects Sections Subject/ Description SourceA/CBrief Description GISO 5156, 5158 Confined Spaces in Construction Anticipated Federal Final Rule (delayed) NoTo address new Federal Standards that apply to confined spaces in the construction industry. Expect Federal Final Rule 2015 GISO/CSOCranes, Derricks and Hoisting Equipment StaffYesTo consolidate Title 8 CSO Crane and Derrick Standards into the GISO. This project will also address wire rope inspection criteria, definition of working load and establish the scope of the standard with regard to certified operators and material handling equipment (PIT’s) used in lifting service.

13 Division of Occupational Safety and Health 2013/14/15 Proposed Standards

14 Division of Occupational Safety and Health 2014/2015/2016 Proposed Standards Process Safety Management for Refineries Update of Mine Safety Orders Update of Tunnel Safety Orders Update of Elevator Safety Orders Bloodborne Pathogens (adult films) Hazardous Substances-PEL Process Hotel Housekeeping

15 Division of Occupational Safety and Health Proposed Standards New Section 5120, Safe Patient Handling Elevator Safety Order Revisions Tramway Safety Order Revisions Section 5197, Laboratory Accreditation for Diacetyl Analysis (Recently Approved) Adult Films (blood borne pathogens)

16 Recently Approved Rulemakings

17 OSHSB Recently Approved Rulemaking Projects SectionsSubject/ DescriptionSourceBrief Description CSO Sections 1598 and 1599 To amend the CSO to update the California Manual for Uniform Traffic Control consistent with the recent Cal Trans Updates for traffic control devices for streets and highways Staff initiated Amends the CSO to ensure that California’s construction orders references the latest edition of the CAMUTCD in use by Cal Trans and based upon the Federal DOT manual; includes guidance for the training of flaggers and various updates to signage and traffic control device methods and technologies. GISO Section 3314 Group Lockout/TagoutStaff initiated Amends Title 8 to provide requirements for group lockout/tagout procedures when servicing and/or maintenance is performed by a crew, craft, department or other group commensurate with Federal OSHA standards. GISO Section 5001 Update and Harmonization of Crane Hand Signals Staff Initiated To ensure that crane hand signals used in construction and the GISO are commensurate with each other and Federal standards GISO Section 3650 Powered Industrial Trucks-Excessive Loads Staff initiated To clarify in Title 8 how loads are to be secured for transport and what constitutes a load that excessive in terms of the risk for toppling or creating an unstable condition for the industrial truck.

18 Participating in the Rulemaking Process

19 Regulation Sources: Federal Changes Statutory Changes Petition Decisions Court or Appeals Board Decisions Variance Decisions CASPA Standards Board or Staff DOSH Requests OAL Order of Repeal Regulation Sources: Federal Changes Statutory Changes Petition Decisions Court or Appeals Board Decisions Variance Decisions CASPA Standards Board or Staff DOSH Requests OAL Order of Repeal Develop Initial Proposal Stage I Documents Prepared: (Documents Used to Develop a 45-Day Notice) Board Memo (Informative Digest) Regulatory Text (Express Terms) Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) Side-by-Side Code Comparison (If Applicable) Economic & Fiscal Impact Statement (STD 399) Stage I Documents Prepared: (Documents Used to Develop a 45-Day Notice) Board Memo (Informative Digest) Regulatory Text (Express Terms) Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) Side-by-Side Code Comparison (If Applicable) Economic & Fiscal Impact Statement (STD 399) STD 399 to Labor Agency Secretary or Designee for Approval Notice to: Department of Finance (STD 399) (For concurrence) (If Applicable) Notice to: Department of Finance (STD 399) (For concurrence) (If Applicable) 45-Day Notice Published (45-Day Comment Period Begins) (1-Year Rulemaking Timeline Begins) 45-Day Notice Published (45-Day Comment Period Begins) (1-Year Rulemaking Timeline Begins) Written Comments Received Public Hearing: Additional Written and/or Oral Comments Received Record Closed (45-Day Comment Period Ends) Public Hearing: Additional Written and/or Oral Comments Received Record Closed (45-Day Comment Period Ends) Evaluate/Respond to Comments (If Applicable) Evaluate/Respond to Comments (If Applicable) Stage II Documents Prepared: Updated Informative Digest Final Statement of Reasons Stage II Documents Prepared: Updated Informative Digest Final Statement of Reasons Board Adoption (File Closed) Board Adoption (File Closed) File with: OAL for Approval (1-Year Rulemaking Timeline Ceases) File with: OAL for Approval (1-Year Rulemaking Timeline Ceases) OAL Files with Secretary of State To Barclay’s for Publication To State Fire Marshal for Approval (If Applicable) To State Fire Marshal for Approval (If Applicable) If Modifications are Proposed, 15-Day Notice Procedures are Implemented If Modifications are Proposed, 15-Day Notice Procedures are Implemented Revised June 2006 Advisory Committee (If Applicable) Advisory Committee (If Applicable) Rulemaking Process Flowchart

20 How you can participate in the rulemaking process Subscribe to the Public Hearing Notices Attend Board meetings Submit comments regarding rulemaking proposals Submit petitions Join advisory committees Monitor OSHSB website:

21 How to contact the Board Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board 2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 350 Sacramento, California Phone (916) Fax (916)


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