Cal-Osha Public Meetings

Speak Out!

Intimidation MemeThe Cal/OSHA Standards Board will be holding its July meeting in Southern California…and we’ll be there to address the Board about the draft of the workplace violence prevention regulation for healthcare workers that is now before them for consideration.

The leadership of Cal/OSHA has taken it upon itself to significantly weaken language that was developed over the course of five robust public advisory meetings. That draft is now with the Standards Board. The next step is that the Board will review it and turn it back over to Cal/OSHA with their evaluation.

Cal/OSHA’s leadership has put forward a draft that:

o   Narrows the definition of workplace violence
o   Says verbal and physical intimidation isn’t workplace violence
o   Allows employers to decide what is or isn’t a “credible threat” of workplace violence
o   Allows employers to decide who is a “reasonable person” when it comes to making a complaint of workplace violence
o   Doesn’t mandate effective (site specific, interactive, and frequent) training

We need the Standards Board to tell Cal/OSHA that this watered down draft is not acceptable.

We’ll be gathering outside Pasadena City Hall (100 North Garfield Avenue) at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 16. The meeting starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. Please join us if you can. If you can’t, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, where we’ll be sharing updates throughout the day.

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2015 Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) Meeting Schedule

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Public meetings, public hearings, and business meetings

Date & Time Location Meeting Documents Notice of Proposals
November 20, 2014
10:00 a.m.
State Resources Building
Auditorium
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

**No Public Hearing Items**

Notice

December 18, 2014
10:00 a.m.
State Resources Building
Auditorium
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Sections 2540.7, 2540.8, 5530, 5568, 5572, 5574, 5575 and 5621

Electrical Equipment in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
Notice

January 15, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Costa Mesa City Hall
Council Chambers
77 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Sections 5184 and 5185

Storage battery systems and changing and charging storage batteries
Notice

February 19, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Harris State Building
Auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Sections 1618.1(e)

Cranes and Derricks in Construction Operator Certification Effective Dates and Phase-In (Federal Time Extension) Horcher
Notice

Sections 3411

Private Fire Brigades—Foot Protection
Notice

March 19, 2015
10:00 a.m.
State Resources Building
Auditorium
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
April 16, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Walnut Creek City Hall
Council Chambers
1666 N Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
May 21, 2015
10:00 a.m.
County Administration Center
Room 310
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101
June 18, 2015
10:00 a.m.
State Resources Building
Auditorium
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
July 16, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Pasadena City Hall
Council Chambers, Room S249
100 North Garfield Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
August 20, 2015
10:00 a.m.
State Resources Building
Auditorium
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
September 17, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Harris State Building
Auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
October 15, 2015
10:00 a.m.
State Resources Building
Auditorium
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
November 19, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Costa Mesa City Hall
Council Chambers
77 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
December 17, 2015
10:00 a.m.
State Resources Building
Auditorium
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

 

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Cal-Osha 2014 Public Hearing Schedule

Public meetings, public hearings, and business meetings

Date & Time Location Meeting Documents Proposals
January 16, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Costa Mesa City Hall
Council Chambers
77 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Sections 2940.2 and 2940.7
Fed OSHA DFR, Revision to CDAC Scope: Exception For Digger DerricksSection 5001
Update and Harmonization of Crane Hand Signals Standards and Illustrations
February 20, 2014
10:00 a.m.
State Resources Building
Auditorium
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Sections 1598 and 1599
Update of Reference to California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (CA MUTCD)
March 20, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Harris State Building
Auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Section 4542
Guarding of Vertical Food MixersSection 5155
Airborne Contaminants, Hydrogen Chloride
April 17, 2014
10:00 a.m.
State Resources Building
Auditorium
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Section 1514 and 3380
Personal Protective Devices and Safeguards
May 15, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Walnut Creek City Hall
Council Chambers
1666 N. Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Section 1903
Landing Operations-Note to Section 1903Section 3314
Lockout Tagout (LOTO) – Group Lockout

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