Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph
|Nr: 102873288||Citation: 02002||Issuance: 11/02/1989||ReportingID: 0317900|
|Viol Type:||Serious||NrInstances:||2||Contest Date:||11/22/1989|
|Abatement Date:||02/10/1991 X||Nr Exposed:||1||Final Order:||02/10/1991|
|Current Penalty:||$500.00||Gravity:||07||Haz Category:||CHEMICAL|
|Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History|
|Penalty||F: Formal Settlement||02/10/1991||$500.00||02/10/1991||Serious|
Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 002 Hazard: CHEMICAL
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 health hazards and hazards of physical injury resulting from the release of chlorine gas into employee work areas: a) Utilities, Shops and Services Division 1) Sanitary Waste Treatment Plant - Chlorine Station - Three (3) one ton containers of chlorine (compressed) gas were not protected by barriers to prevent the possibility of damage by passing vehicles, observed August 22, 1989. 2) Potable Water Treatment Plant - Chlorine Room - Three (3) one ton containers of chlorine (compressed) gas were not stored in an area spearated from other reactive and combustible materials (sodium chlorite and activated carbon), Abatement Note: Among other methods, feasible and acceptable methods to correct this hazard include: 1) Install a barrier to protect the chlorine containers from vehicular damage (instance a (1)). 2) Eliminate the practice of storing other reactive/combustible material in areas where chlorine containers are located (instance a(2)).
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