Standard Cited: 19100119 H02 IV Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals.
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Inspection Nr: 312412356
Citation Type: Willful
Abatement Date: 06/03/2010
Initial Penalty: $56,000.00
Current Penalty: $56,000.00
Issuance Date: 04/28/2010
Nr Instances: 1
Nr Exposed: 24
Related Event Code (REC):
Report ID: 0854910
Contest Date: 05/27/2010
Final Order: 10/23/2013
|Type||Latest Event||Event Date||Penalty||Abatement Due Date||Citation Type||Failure to Abate Inspection|
|Penalty||F: Formal Settlement||10/23/2013||$56,000.00||06/03/2010||Willful|
Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 008 Hazard: REFINERY
29 CFR 1910.119(h)(2)(iv) The employer shall develop and implement safe work practices consistent with paragraph (f)(4) of this section, to control the entrance, presence and exit of contract employers and contract employees in covered process areas. A. The employer did not develop and implement safe work practices requiring flame- resistant clothing for contractors when they are exposed to flash fire hazards while working on or near a PSM-covered process in the Silver Eagle Refinery. This violation was identified during inspections of the facility from November 2009 to March 2010, Silver Eagle Refining Inc., 2355 South 1100 West, Woods Cross, UT, 84087. In the employer's 2008 and 2009 PPE Hazard Assessments, the employer identified flame resistant coveralls as one of the basic requirements for working as a refinery operator, maintenance mechanic or a laboratory technician yet they did not also implement this requirement for contractors. During walkarounds, multiple observations were made of contractors not wearing flame resistant coveralls. In one specific instance, a contractor was noted to be in and around process units wearing shorts. This contractor was interviewed and stated that he had been coming onsite for at least 5 years and was only told to wear a lab coat and hard hat. In addition, January 2009, two contract employees were severely burned during a flash fire. Both were without the protection of flame resistant clothing. By not developing and implementing safe work practices requiring flame-resistant clothing for contractors in process units, contractors were exposed to hazardous conditions which can result in serious injury or death. This occurrence may be system wide and would require evaluation in all safe work practices and personal protective equipment throughout the refinery.