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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

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Violation Items

Nr: 304142045 Citation: 01001B Issuance: 03/20/2001 ReportingID: 0522000

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:4 Contest Date:04/12/2001
Abatement Date:04/20/2001 Nr Exposed:10 Final Order:11/14/2001
Initial Penalty: REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: Gravity:10 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 03/20/2001 04/20/2001 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 11/14/2001 04/20/2001 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001B Hazard: CRUSHING

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 in that: (a) Employee(s) were exposed to amputations or crushing injuries in that press brakes were protected by means of light curtains which were not properly adjusted, which had cells/beams taped over and which were positioned too close to the point of operation/danger zone. One feasible and acceptable means for abating this condition would include training operators/maintenance employees to ensure the original and ongoing competency of employees responsible for maintaining, setting up or operating foot-pedal activated press brake(s) and for adjusting/setting light curtains as the primary form of point of operation guarding. Training should include, but may not be limited to: the principles associated with blanking cells/beams on light curtains in accordance with the individual manufacturer's specifications; the requirement for and/or knowledge necessary to determine the safe distance that guards should be positioned from the danger line/point of operation based on the required opening as specified in the individual manufacturer's specification and in American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B11.19; and the necessity of verifying/checking the safe distance of point of operation guarding at the time of each set up, at the change of jobs, at the change of each shift.

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