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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 107341273 Citation: 03001 Issuance: 05/15/1990 ReportingID: 0213600

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:05/18/1990 X Nr Exposed:5 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $640.00 REC:R Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $640.00 Gravity:08 Haz Category:STRUCK BY

Text For Citation: 03 Item/Group: 001 Hazard: STRUCK BY

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 likley to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees were exposed to: The employer did not protect employees from the recognized hazard of being caught by/struck by moving parts of conveyors which are started, without warning, from a location where full view of the conveyor is not possible; a) On or about 2/22/90 - Conveyor system running from "M" Freezer Room through door M4 into the Repack Room. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to provide an audible device in conjunction with the installation of an emergency stop device. The warning device shall be clearly heard at all points along the conveyor, shall be actuated by the controller device starting the conveyor and shall continue for a required period of time before the conveyor starts. A flashing light or similar visual warning may be used together with or in place of the audible device. The emergency stop device shall be installed so that it acts directly on the control of the conveyor concerned and shall be installed so that they cannot be overridden from other locations.

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