Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 100490705 Citation: 01002 Issuance: 11/20/1989 ReportingID: 0214200
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:12/12/1989
Abatement Date:11/21/1989 X Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:12/23/1991
Initial Penalty:1000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:500.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:LOCKOUT

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/20/1989 1000.00 11/21/1989 Serious  
Penalty J: ALJ Decision 12/23/1991 500.00 11/21/1989 Serious  


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 002 Hazard: LOCKOUT

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: Employees were exposed to Class 1 Division 1 environment due to the accessibility of a hydraulic valve in the operating room of the building This valve allows the activation of the lift mechanism while personnel are in this location. This places the employees in a hazardous position in relation to the explosive environment. a) Building 2299 #3 Glaze Barrel Among other methods one feasible and acceptable method to correct this hazard, if the operation is rebuilt, is to replace the past type of hydraulic valve in use with a lockout type of valve. This could be used by maintenance personnel for authorized repairs. The Key to this device should be regulated so access is controlled. Reference made to industry practice. Violation occurred 3 June 89.