California Board Asks For Comments On Employer Duty To Pay For Safety Devices

                               Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - Pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.8(c), the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Standards Board) gives notice of the opportunity to submit written comments on the above-named standard in which further modifications are being considered.
On January 20, 2011, the Standards Board held a Public Hearing to consider adding a new section to Title 8, General Industry Safety Orders. The Standards Board received written and oral comments on the proposed revisions. The standard was modified as a result of these comments and on February 16, 2011, a 15-Day Notice was issued.
As a result of written comments submitted in response to the 15-Day Notice of Proposed Modifications mailed on February 16, 2011, further modifications have been made.
A copy of the full text of the standard, with the modifications clearly indicated, is attached for your information.
Any written comments on these modifications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 1, 2011, at the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board's Office, 2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 350, Sacramento, California 95833 or submitted by fax to (916) 274-5743 or e-mailed to This proposal will be scheduled for adoption at a future Business Meeting of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board.
The Standards Board's rulemaking file on the proposed action is open to public inspection Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Standards Board's Office.
Inquiries concerning the proposed changes may be directed to Marley Hart, Executive Officer at (916) 274-5721.

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