Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 102750395 Citation: 01006 Issuance: 09/17/1991 ReportingID: 0111100
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:10/07/1991
Abatement Date:10/18/1991 X Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:02/10/1993
Initial Penalty:2000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:660.00 Gravity:02 Haz Category:ELECTRIC

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 09/17/1991 2000.00 10/18/1991 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/10/1993 660.00 10/18/1991 Serious  


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 006 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 severe electric shock due to improper placement of emergency shower/eyewash. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to relocate emergency showers away from energized electrical circuits which will reduce or eliminate the likelihood of electric shock or electrocution: a. CLARIFIER PUMP HOUSE - Emergency shower and eyewash was installed within 10" of electrical equipment including a Maine Public Power Panel.