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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 103550257 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 12/13/1988 ReportingID: 0523400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:12/16/1988 X Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $1,000.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $525.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CONFINED

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/13/1988 $1,000.00 12/16/1988 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 01/03/1989 $525.00 12/16/1988 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard: CONFINED

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer did not furnish employment and a place of employment which were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees working inside whey tanker trailers in that: a) A confined space entry program was not established to protect employees who were exposed to atmospheres which are potentially deficient in oxygen and/or in excess of acceptable personal exposure limits of toxic contaminants. The American National Standards Institute Safety Requirements for Working in Tanks and Other Confined Spaces (ANSI Z117.1-1977), "contain acceptable methods of compliance"which include the following: 1) Training of personnel in confined space procedures. 2) Testing of the atmosphere prior to entry. 3) Ventilation of the confined space. 4) Stand-by personnel in communication with those inside of the space. 5) Respiratory protection that is appropriate for the atmosphere to which they are exposed. 6) A permit system authorizing approval for all work and appropriate protective measures that are to be provided. 7) A monitoring of the "Confined Space Entry Program" to insure that the necessary steps are being followed.

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