Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
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
Initial Penalty:700.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:500.00 Gravity:07 Haz Category:CHEMICAL

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/02/1989 700.00 12/02/1989 Serious  
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)).