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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307396796 - U C S F

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Francisco

Nr: 307396796Report ID: 0950611Open Date: 12/19/2006

505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143
Union Status: Union
SIC: 8221/Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
NAICS: 611310/ Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
Mailing: 50 Medical Center Way, San Francisco, CA 94143

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/05/2007
Close Case:01/05/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,200 $0 $1,200
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $600 $0 $600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5192 Q03 D 04/20/2007 05/23/2007 $0 $600 $0 A - Amendment
  2. 01002 Other 5192 Q06 A 04/20/2007 05/23/2007 $600 $600 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201183324Event: 11/07/2006Employee Sustains Inhalation Injury After Chemical Spill
On November 7, 2006, Employee #1, an EH&S technician was making rounds collecting chemical waste from various research laboratory locations, When a 4-liter bottle containing waste HPLC effluent (50 aqueous acetonitrile with 0.01 trifluoroacetic acid) fell from a cart. The bottle fractured, and its contents spilled. Employee #1 cleaned up the spill using PPE to avoid skin contact, but failed to don a respirator. Approximately three hours later, he complained of an irritated throat and was sent to a hospital, where he was admitted for observation. Approximately 82 hours after initial exposure, Employee #1 returned to an emergency room to seek treatment for difficulty breathing, which she believed was incident related. Employee #1 failed to follow the protocol of calling the facility Emergency Response Team as outlined for spill response in the Hazardous Material Management Program for the type and quantity of material.
Keywords: throat, ppe, work rules, hazardous waste, respiratory tract, spill, chemical vapor, chemical, respirator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307396796 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Technicians, n.e.c.

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