Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 100490705 Citation: 02002 Issuance: 11/20/1989 ReportingID: 0214200
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:12/12/1989
Abatement Date:12/05/1989 X Nr Exposed:300 Final Order:12/23/1991
Initial Penalty:10000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:600.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:EXPLOSION

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/20/1989 10000.00 12/05/1989 WillFul  
Penalty J: ALJ Decision 12/23/1991 600.00 12/05/1989 Serious  


Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 002 Hazard: EXPLOSION

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 serious injury or death as a result of potential explosion due to conductive shoes not being tested on a daily basis to insure proper resistance from the employees to ground. a) Howard Boulevard, Kenvil, N.J. When on occasion tests were conducted; there were no supervisory checks done on employees conducting tests to determine if testing of shoes are made as reported weekly. Employees self-certified testing. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable method to correct the hazard is to implement supervisory assurance and documentation of the testing of employees conductive shoes as per DOD 4145.26-M Chapter 3 Section L 2. Violation observed on or about 6/20/89.