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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 100054253 Citation: 01003 Issuance: 01/07/1986 ReportingID: 0728900

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:02/28/1986 X Nr Exposed:5 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $350.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $175.00 Gravity: Haz Category:ELECTRIC

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 01/07/1986 $350.00 02/07/1986 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 01/28/1986 $175.00 02/28/1986 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 003 Hazard: ELECTRIC

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer did not furnish employment and a place of employment which were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees were exposed to potential injury from fire and/or explosions resulting from inadequate maintenance and inspection programs designed to eliminate ignition sources in grain dust atmosphere: Established - grain elevator. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to develop and enforce a written maintenance and inspection program that list critical areas for maintenance and inspection of equipment. These areas include but are not limied to: a) bearing; lubrication, wear, loose bracket supports temperature. b) head and boot pulley; level, plumb, logging. c) leg belts; centered on head and boot pulley, belt tension. d) v-belts and pulleys; condition, alignment, tension. e) elevator legs; inspection opening for pulley logging, condition of belt, alignment of belt, bucket bolts secured, bucket alignment. f) motion detection devices; functional. g) tramp metal removal devices; clean and functional. h) dust control systems; clean and functional, lack of. i) static electricity removal devices; functional, bonded and grounded. j) electrical equipment; approved for hazardous location; grounding, temperature, condition.

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