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Inspection: 111835195 - Alameda County-Dept. Of Social Services

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Oakland

 

Inspection Nr: 111835195
Report ID: 0950614
Open Date: 01/22/1992

Site Address:
Alameda County-Dept. Of Social Services
24041 Amador St.
Hayward, CA 94544

Mailing Address:
1221 Oak St Room 220a, Oakland, CA 94612

Union Status: Union

SIC:8322

NAICS: 0 


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 02/18/1992

Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing

Emphasis:

Close Case:03/04/1992


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361287188
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 3203 A07 F 02/18/1992 03/18/1992 $0 $0 $0 -  
2. 01002 Other 3204 D01 B 02/18/1992 03/18/1992 $0 $0 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170171276
Event: 01/10/1992
Five Employees Suffer Chemical Exposure

The supervisor gave Employees #1 through #5, clerks, a can of Masury-Columbia Graffiti Remover to clean newly acquired used book cases. They sprayed the book cases and wiped them clean. The spray contained methyl benzene, 2-propanol, 2-butanone, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, carbon dioxide, and 1,2-ethanediol. Employees #1 through #5 were overcome by the chemical vapors, experiencing vomiting, shaking, and nausea. They had not been trained to use the solvent; it was not their regularly assigned job. Employees #1 through #5 went outside and then home. Fans were brought into office to ventilate the room. There were no long term effects.

Keywords:trichloroethane, ventilation, work rules, nausea, carbon dioxide, cleaning fluid, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, untrained, vomit

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111835195 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 111835195 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 111835195 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 111835195 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 111835195 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
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