Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 110113.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 05/15/2012 ReportingID: 0521700
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:06/05/2012
Abatement Date:05/16/2012 2 Nr Exposed:35 Final Order:
Initial Penalty:7000 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:7000 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 05/15/2012 7000 05/16/2012 Serious  
Penalty :   06/05/2012 7000 05/16/2012 Serious  


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

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): 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 fall hazards due to an improperly guarded platform: a. On or about January 26, 2012, employees were exposed to fall hazards when working on an improperly guarded platform seven (7) feet nine (9) inches above the ground level, elevated on the forks of a powered industrial truck, while adding a flammable liquid to a production tank. b. On or about January 25, 2012, employees were exposed to fall hazards greater than four feet when working from unsecured wooden pallet(s) equipped without guardrails which were elevated on the forks of a powered industrial tuck, while adding chemicals to production tank(s). Among other methods, the following are feasible and acceptable abatement methods to correct this hazard. (a) Follow the American National Standards Institute/Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation (ANSI/ITSDF) B56.1-2009 Safety for Low Lift and High Lift Trucks, Part II, Section 4.17, Elevating Personnel and Part III, 7.37, Platforms: Elevating as applicable. (b) Discontinue the use of elevating personnel and use a pump system to transfer materials.