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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1380771.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 05/20/2019 ReportingID: 0751910

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:05/31/2019 2 Nr Exposed:7 Final Order:07/08/2019
Initial Penalty: $12,934.00 REC:R Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,700.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Substance: 0560 Carbon Monoxide (Co)

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 05/20/2019 $12,934.00 05/31/2019 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 07/08/2019 $7,700.00 05/31/2019 Serious  

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

Section 88.4 - Code of Iowa (2019): 88.4: The employer did not furnish employment and a place of employment which was free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees were exposed to: (a) Swine Nursery #1 - An employee was performing cleaning activities and was exposed to 150.4 parts carbon monoxide per million parts of air for an 8-hour TWA. The exposure concentration was determined by the employee's carboxyhemoglobin (%COHb) medical blood gas measurement following the employee's exposure. The employee was hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning and received hyperbaric oxygen treatments. A feasible and acceptable method to correct this hazard is to limit exposure to carbon monoxide below the TLV-TWA of 25 ppm adopted by The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, through the use of engineering and administrative controls. This condition occurred on February 19th, 2019.

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