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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1325173.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 12/19/2018 ReportingID: 0418400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:01/02/2019 4 Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:01/25/2019
Initial Penalty: $12,934.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $10,348.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/19/2018 $12,934.00 01/02/2019 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 01/25/2019 $10,348.00 01/02/2019 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: a) On or about and at times prior to June 21, 2018, employees engaged in hand-harvesting tomatoes were exposed to the hazards of high ambient temperatures and working in direct sunlight, which produced Wet Bulb Globe Temperatures (WBGT) ranging from 85.8 degrees Fahrenheit (Heat Index of 97.5 degrees Fahrenheit) to WBGT 87.3 degrees Fahrenheit (Heat Index of 99.1 degrees Fahrenheit), while performing harvesting activities. Such exposures may lead to the development of serious heat-related illnesses such as, but not limited to, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and death.

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