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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1415385.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 12/19/2019 ReportingID: 0420600

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:02/07/2020 2 Nr Exposed:93 Final Order:01/10/2020
Initial Penalty: $13,260.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,956.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Substance: 8330 Heat Stress
Substance: 8891 Humidity, Relative

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/19/2019 $13,260.00 02/07/2020 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 01/10/2020 $7,956.00 02/07/2020 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 the hazard of heat-related illness: a) On or about and at times prior to July 27, 2019, employees were exposed to conditions of high ambient heat from the sun during the performance of their job duties, including stake removal. A calculated Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) ranged from 79.0°F to 92.3°F (Heat Index range of 82°F to 101.5°F) while working outdoors performing moderate manual labor and wearing long sleeves and pants. Employees were exposed heat-related illnesses, including but not limited to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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