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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 123618787 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 04/12/1999 ReportingID: 0626700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:3 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:04/16/1999 X Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:BURNS

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

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 the recognized hazard of being burned by hot zinc dust. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable method to correct this hazard is to ensure that employees are not allowed to be in the "danger zone" of the zinc furnaces that are "coming on line, coming off line, or in the production phase of the operation." Restrictions to prevent employee access to the "danger zone" should include but not limited to; training employees on hazard recognition, barricades placed a safe distance away from the furnace to prevent employee access during production operations or highly visible markings placed on the floor at a safe distance from the furnace identifying the hazardous area, and caution lights identifying a furnace as being in production. DISCLAIMERS: 1) You are not limited to the abatement methods suggested above. 2) The methods explained are general and may not be effective in all cases. 3) The employer is responsible for selecting and carrying out an appropriate method.

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