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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 121984132 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 09/14/1999 ReportingID: 0522000

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:10/08/1999 X Nr Exposed:10 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CHEMICAL

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 09/14/1999 $7,000.00 10/08/1999 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 10/05/1999 $7,000.00 10/08/1999 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 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: a) Precautions were not taken in Building B to prevent employees from exposure to an oxygen deficient atmosphere as the result of high concentrations of nitrogen. Among other methods, a risk assessment evaluating potential hazards and recommending corrective action followed by implementation or recommendations, would be one feasible and acceptable abatement method.

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