Standard Cited: 19100146 F11 Permit-required confined spaces
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Inspection Nr: 312412356
Citation Type: Serious
Abatement Date: 06/03/2010
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||06/03/2010||Serious|
Text For Citation: 03 Item/Group: 024D Hazard: REFINERY
29 CFR 1910.146(f)(11) Entry permit. The entry permit that documents compliance with this section and authorizes entry to a permit space shall identify: The rescue and emergency services that can be summoned and the means (such as the equipment to use and the numbers to call) for summoning those services; A. The employer did not ensure the entry permit contained a completed list of rescue and emergency services that can be summoned and the means for summoning those services. 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. Review of 7 randomly selected confined space entry permits showed none had a completed list of rescue and emergency services that can be summoned and the means for summoning those services. Although not listed on the permit, employees stated they rely upon contacting the control room by radio in the event of an emergency. No other means was identified should the radios not work. By not identifying and directing employees in an emergency situation, critical help may not be called in a timely manner, resulting in employee exposures and serious injuries or death. This may be a system-wide occurrence which would require the evaluation of all confined space permits, policies, and procedures throughout the facility.