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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 103226155 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 02/03/2000 ReportingID: 0522000

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:03/14/2000 X Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $1,500.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $1,000.00 Gravity:02 Haz Category:LIFTING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 02/03/2000 $1,500.00 02/23/2000 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 02/23/2000 $1,000.00 03/14/2000 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard: LIFTING

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: Employees lifting loads with specialized lifting devices such as die baskets, spreader bars, and billet tongs suspended from overhead cranes and hoists were exposed to the hazard of being struck by falling loads in that the lifting devices were not proof tested and marked with their rated load capacity. One feasible and acceptable method, among others, to correct this hazard would be to proof test the lifting devices, and mark them with a rated load capacity to ensure that the devices are not loaded beyond their rated capacity.

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