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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 18008664 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 09/26/2000 ReportingID: 0419700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:09/29/2000 I Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $3,500.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,800.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:FALLING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 09/26/2000 $3,500.00 09/29/2000 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 10/12/2000 $2,800.00 09/29/2000 Serious  

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

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 a fall hazard: a.On May 4, 2000, Westside of Denny's Restuarant, employees were allowed to stand above the highest allowable standing level on an eight feet fiberglass Werner step ladder, when they were changing fluorescent light bulbs and fixing broken light fixtures, within the canopy of the hotel. One feasible method of abatement is to prohibit employees from standing above the highest allowable standing level on step ladders, and to train employees to use step ladders safely in conformance with the manufacturer's use instructions, and ANSI A14.5- 1992, section 9.2.3, Specifications on "Safety Requirements for Portable Reinforced Plastic Ladders". ABATEMENT CERTIFICATION IS NOT REQUIRED.TION

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