Standard Cited: 19100147 C07 IIIB The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout).
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Inspection Nr: 312412356
Citation Type: Serious
Abatement Date: 06/03/2010
Initial Penalty: $3,000.00
Current Penalty: $3,000.00
Issuance Date: 04/28/2010
Nr Instances: 2
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||$3,000.00||06/03/2010||Serious|
Text For Citation: 03 Item/Group: 027 Hazard: REFINERY
29 CFR 1910.147(c)(7)(iii)[B] Additional retraining shall also be conducted whenever a periodic inspection under paragraph (c)(6) of this section reveals, or whenever the employer has reason to believe that there are deviations from or inadequacies in the employee's knowledge or use of the energy control procedures. A. At the time of the inspection, November 2009 through March 2010, Silver Eagle Refining Inc., 2355 South 1100 West, Woods Cross, UT, 84087, the employer did not conduct retraining when deviations from energy control procedures were present throughout the facility. Employees isolating energy per the facility's Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedure did not comply with policy 6.3 Energy Isolation (Lockout/Tagout) Standard Policies and Procedure. As per policy 6.3, Section "Lock and Tag Procedure", Item #8, the "authorized employee shall identify energy isolation devices by attaching an "Energy Isolation Device" tag bearing his/her name to the device." During field audits, multiple locks were noted as not having a tag bearing the name of the employee who placed the tag. As stated by supervisory personnel, many locks were known to be without tags. By not conducting retraining when deficiencies are noted, employees may be deprived of critical instruction to ensure LOTO policies and procedures are followed. Serious injury or death can occur should an employee work on un-isolated equipment. This may be a system-wide occurrence that requires evaluation of all Lockout/tagout training for all employees throughout the facility. B. At the time of the inspection, November 2009 through March 2010, Silver Eagle Refining Inc., 2355 South 1100 West, Woods Cross, UT, 84087, the employer did not conduct retraining when deviations from energy control procedures, specifically the Car Seal Program, were present throughout the facility. During field audits, multiple intervening valves were noted as not being car sealed open. As per the Facility Car Seal Program, all intervening valves must be car sealed open. As stated by Supervisory personnel, some car seals had been noted as missing and had not yet been replaced. By not conducting retraining when deficiencies are found, employees may be deprived of critical instruction to ensure the Car Seal Program policies and procedures are followed. Serious injury or death can occur should an employee lock out an intervening valve in error. This may be a system-wide occurrence that requires evaluation of all Car Seal Program training for all employees throughout the facility.