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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 101716736 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 10/22/1986 ReportingID: 0418800

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:10/26/1986 X Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $560.00 REC:R Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $560.00 Gravity: Haz Category:ELECTRIC


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 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: a) On or about September 25, 1986, an employee was installing a CB antenna on the south side of the farm shop at the Glades Correctional Institution, Belle Glade, Florida and was not instructed in the recognition and evidence of unsafe conditions: employee was exposed to contacting (live) overhead electrical lines. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct the above, is that the employer shall instruct employees in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions applicable to energized overhead lines, including the following: The employer shall ascertain whether any part of an electrical power circuit is so located that the performance of work may bring any person, tool, or machine into physical or electrical contact therwith and shall advise the employees of the location of such lines, the hazards involved and the protective measures to be taken.

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