Standard Cited: 19100120 Q06 IIE Hazardous waste operations and emergency response.
Inspection Nr: 312412356
Citation Type: Serious
Abatement Date: 02/20/2014 X
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||02/20/2014||Serious|
Text For Citation: 03 Item/Group: 021B Hazard: REFINERY
29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii)[E] First responder operations level. Know how to implement basic decontamination procedures. A. The employer did not clearly demonstrate that operators have received at least eight hours of training or have had sufficient experience to objectively demonstrate competency, specifically in knowing how to implement basic decontamination procedures in addition to those listed for the awareness level. This violation was identified during inspection of the facility from November 2009 to March 2010, Silver Eagle Refining Inc., 2355 South 1100 West, Woods Cross, UT, 84087. During interviews with operators acting as first responders, they stated that they commonly turn valves or shut down units during a release. Actions during a release including, but not limited to "turning valves", would place the employee under the first responder awareness level. The employer was not able to provide documentation demonstrating these individuals had received training how to implement basic decontamination procedures. By not properly identifying and training employees involved in first responder operations level activities, specifically basic decontamination procedures, employees were deprived of critical training and information used to avoid exposures during the decontamination process. Without such training, employees may not select proper equipment and be exposed to serious injury or death. This may be a system-wide occurrence that requires evaluation of all training schedules, policies, and procedures throughout the facility.