Standard Cited: 19100165 D02 Employee alarm systems.
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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: 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||$3,000.00||06/03/2010||Serious|
Text For Citation: 03 Item/Group: 028 Hazard: REFINERY
29 CFR 1910.165(d)(2) The employer shall assure that a test of the reliability and adequacy of non-supervised employee alarm systems is made every two months. A different actuation device shall be used in each test of a multi-actuation device system so that no individual device is used for two consecutive tests. A. Silver Eagle Refinery (SER) did not ensure that a test of the reliability and adequacy of non-supervised employee alarm system is made every two months. 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. SER performs a test of their alarm system weekly (Tuesday at noon), however SER is not testing all of the activation methods for its emergency alarm. Employees stated that there is a manual push- button switch on the wall in the control room that is not routinely tested. Employees could be exposed to serious injury or death should an evacuation alarm not notify them of the need to evacuate. These occurrences may be system wide and would require evaluation in all applicable areas of the refinery.