Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 100490705 Citation: 02006 Issuance: 11/20/1989 ReportingID: 0214200
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:300 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:UNAPEQUIP

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: 006 Hazard: UNAPEQUIP

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 a potential explosion due to the possible static build-up and discharge caused by the wearing of street clothing underneath powder uniforms. Employees were also allowed to wear undergarments including socks which were not all cotton as required by DOD 4145-26M Chapter 3 section K-1 and accepted industry practice. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable method to correct the hazard is to implement an inspection and procedure to prevent wearing of these non-cotton garments. Violation occurred on 6/3/89