Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 102750395 Citation: 01003 Issuance: 09/17/1991 ReportingID: 0111100
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:10 Contest Date:10/07/1991
Abatement Date:10/01/1991 X Nr Exposed:20 Final Order:02/10/1993
Initial Penalty:2500.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:825.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:BURNS

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 09/17/1991 2500.00 10/01/1991 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/10/1993 825.00 10/01/1991 Serious  


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

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 burns from accidental contact with steam and hot water pipes. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable method to correct this hazard is to insulate or barricade hot pipes and fittings which will reduce or eliminate the likelihood of contact with hot pipes: In the following instances, steam and hot water pipes were not insulated: a. STEAM PLANT, 3rd LEVEL - Vertical pipe off 650lb steam line (main header) was not insulated. b. STEAM PLANT, 3rd LEVEL - Trap lines off two 250lb steam and two 650lb steam lines were not insulated. c. STEAM Plant, 3rd LEVEL - Condensate line adjacent to platform to main condensate tank was inadequately insulated. d. BOND MILL, MAIN LAB - The muffle oven used to do ash tests was not insulated to protect employees from burns. e. STEAM PLANT, LOW POINT DRAIN HOUSE - Insulation was not provided on piping at the steam trap and manual drain lines. f. BOND MILL No. 8.P.M.SAVEALL -The steam line that goes to the N0.1-2 starch cooker was not insulated. g. VAPORIZER BUILDING - Exposed steam lines in the vaporizer building were not covered by insulation to prevent employee contact. h. BILL BLADE KITCHEN ABOVE KITCHEN OFFICE - Steamlines 5-6 1/2" from the floor was uninsulated. i. BEHIND #7 SAVEALL AP HOLDING TANK - Employee had to walk between hot tank and pipes in order to get to valve. j. STEAM PLANT, BOILER HOUSE 1ST LEVEL - Oil heater heads for Bunker C System, next to the walkway was not insulated.